Thursday, January 31, 2013

Solo, Small and Mid-sized Firm Career Fair

There is no better way to connect with employers and build relationships in the community.  Last year, students secured jobs, found mentors, learned about specific fields of law, and connected with members of the bar in a relaxed setting through this event.

During the fair, attorneys will meet with students to discuss practice areas and how to effectively develop opportunities within the profession.

The fair will consist of a Table Talk portion, allowing students to briefly meet with employers and get to know more about them and their practice, as well as an Interview portion, which students can sign up for in advance. The interviews will allow for scheduled face time with employers, many of whom will be looking to fill positions.

Stay tuned for details.

March 5, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Campion Ballroom. RSVP in Symplicity.

WDTL Speed Networking Event

The Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL) Speed Networking Event is a great way to make contact with practicing attorneys. Spend a couple of hours making valuable connections within the Seattle legal community in a fun, relaxed setting.

Space is limited, so RSVP early!

February 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Second Floor Gallery.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Washington Sea Grant Fellowship Information Session

Please contact Nancy Reichley with questions about the fellowships or how to reach our office.  If you are unable to attend the information session, please contact Nancy to talk about a fellowship opportunity.

Washington Sea Grant Fellowship Information Session   (Bring your lunch!)
Thursday, January 30, from 12:00-1:00
Washington Sea Grant, 3716 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle

Please join Washington Sea Grant Director Penny Dalton and WSG Education Specialist Nancy Reichley for a presentation about the 2014 Knauss Fellowship.  Preliminary information about the 2013 Hershman Fellowship may also be available.  Bring your questions!

2014 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship: This fellowship provides eligible graduate students a one-year work experience on the staff of the U.S. Congress or with a Federal agency dealing with marine issues. [Application period is now open.]

2013 Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship: This program places two to five graduate students or recent graduates for one year with state agencies in Olympia or Tacoma, WA, working on ocean and coastal science and management issues. [Application period opens in February or March 2013.]

Thursday, January 17, 2013

1L Diversity Mock Interview Program

The key to getting any job is establishing a rapport and intelligently explaining your credentials in an interview. Fortunately, this is a learned skill. Take advantage of this opportunity to interview with local attorneys.

This event is being sponsored by the WSBA Committee for Diversity and will focus on students applying to the minority clerkship programs. It will take place on January 29th, in the CPD offices.

Interview times are available at 5:30, 6:15, and 7:00. Please email Emily von Seele to sign up for your preferred time. We will make every effort to accommodate schedules, but can make no guarantees that you will get your first choice. The event is limited to 30 students, so sign up quickly!

Study Law in Alaska Info Session

Do you want to get one step closer to landing a job?  Have you ever wanted to spend the summer in Alaska?  Check out our Study Law in Alaska Program!! We will have an information session on Wednesday, January 23 at NOON in room 309.  For more information, please also see our website:   Please contact Stephanie Nichols at if you have any questions.  

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship Program

The deadline to apply for a Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship is this Friday. Details on how to apply are available at the PBF website, as is a complete list of summer fellowships.

The mission of the Peggy Browning Fund is to educate and inspire the next generation of advocates for workplace justice. The fellowship program funds positions in labor-related organizations throughout the United States.

CIA Info Session

Have you ever thought about working for the Central Intelligence Agency? Then join us for an information session! The Central Intelligence Agency is searching for intelligent and dedicated men and women from a variety of academic backgrounds to contribute to our national security mission.  Recruiters will be conducting an information session to discuss the CIA mission, employment & internship opportunities and the employment/security clearance process. 

 All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required. A GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale is required. All positions are located in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC metropolitan area.

January 25, 2013
Room 142 in the Annex
RSVP in Symplicity.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Municipality of Anchorage Interviews

The Municipality of Anchorage will be at the law school on January 31st to interview ONLY Seattle University students for summer internships through our Study Law in Alaska Program.

The position is posted on Symplicity (#3676). The registration deadline is NOON on January 29th.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Nichols.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Networking Seminar

Networking is critical in the legal community. You can learn about specific job opportunities, meet people who have career paths that inspire you, and learn about a particular practice area. Yet, many people are not comfortable with the mechanics of the networking process. In this seminar, CPD staff will address the importance of networking, environments in which networking is appropriate and fruitful, and ways that you can effectively and efficiently continue building your professional network.

Monday, January 28th, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 110. RSVP in Symplicity.

CPD Bootcamp

Sign up for CPD Bootcamp! In just one day, you can attend all four of CPD's job search seminars. We will teach you how to write a stellar resume and cover letter, give you tips on the interviewing process, share the vital importance of networking, and help you traverse the landscape of applying for jobs in the public interest. This event is not to be missed. Come for as many sessions as you'd like.

Saturday, February 2nd, Room 109. RSVP in Symplicity.

10:00: Finding a Job in the Public Interest
11:00: Resume/Cover Letter Seminar
12:00: Networking Seminar
1:00: Interviewing Seminar

Interviewing Seminar

You've probably heard us say it before: interviewing is an art. Great interviewees are not born, they're made. In this seminar, you will learn the principles of effective interviewing, including how to prepare, crafting strong answers that highlight your capabilities and experiences, and things to think about when formulating questions that you will be asking of your interviewer.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Courtroom. RSVP in Symplicity.

Attorney General Info Session

Representatives from the Washington AG's office will be on campus to discuss their summer internship program. Program details and application instructions can be found on Symplicity, but be sure to attend this info session as well to get a great overview of what to expect from a summer working at the AG's office.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room C5. RSVP in Symplicity.

DC Info Session

Interested in spending the summer in Washington D.C.? Then be sure to attend our Summer in DC Info session. This talk will answer any questions you might have about the program, and give you a timeline of important dates.

Thursday, January 17th, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room C5.

Resume/Cover Letter Seminar

What makes a legal resume different from a business resume? How can I set my cover letter apart from the rest?

These are not uncommon questions, and just a couple of the points that will be covered in this seminar. Learn how to properly craft your application materials to speak to your strengths.

Tuesday, January 15th 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room C7. RSVP in Symplicity.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Attorney General Open House

Washington State Attorney General’s Office invites you to an

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. The mission of the Office is to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies and citizens of the state of Washington. The Office is comprised of over 500 attorneys and 600 professional staff.

Please join newly-elected
Attorney General Bob Ferguson on
Thursday, January 24, 2013
from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
in the AGO’s downtown Seattle office at
800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000
(Bank of America, Fifth Avenue Plaza Bldg.)

Assistant Attorneys General from many of the AGO’s divisions will be in attendance to speak about opportunities that exist within their divisions and the AGO. Information about the Office’s volunteer law clerk recruitment program for first and second year law students will also be available.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

NW Public Service Career Fair

The Northwest Public Service Career Fair is right around the corner - register today!

Students will have the opportunity to apply for dozens of great internships as well as connect with influential non-profits and government offices through the table talk portion of the fair.

If public service is your passion, this is a can't miss event! If you're not sure if public interest is for you but you're looking to build substantial legal experience through your summer internship, you'll want to participate in the fair too.

Visit the career fair website for details and work with someone in CPD to perfect your application materials.

Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program. Please see the posting on Symplicity for the full program description and application instructions.

Be sure to attend the info session on January 15th from 5:00-6:30 in the Gallery. Additionally, please note the application deadline as NOON on January 23rd.