The Professional Development Office will be closed December 24 & 24, and December 31 & January 1 during the holiday break. Jaclyn will be out of the office the week of the 24-28, and Jess and Megan will be in the office December 26-28th, from 10-3. Contact us with questions at ... Read this post »
Plan to attend the 2013 Mentoring Marathon, sponsored by the Utah Minority Bar Association and Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar! The Marathon is this Saturday, January 19, 2013, from 11:00-2:00 p.m., and is open to all classes. You must RSVP by Wednesday, January 16th at 5pm.
The Mentoring Marathon ... Read this post »
Just a reminder to those of you looking for jobs out of state—you can look at the job boards of other law schools by making a “reciprocity” request. Many of the schools have recently been in “black out” status for fall recruiting, and are now back in business. Contact Megan ... Read this post »
Dear Santa: This year for the holidays, I would like the motivation to do the following:
Create a career map that identifies my ultimate career goals and the stepping-stone positions I might pursue to get me there.
Communicate with three (or more) people on the edges of my social ... Read this post »
Taking the time to create connections will pay off in the highly competitive job market. As Charlotte Wagner (NALP President) recently said, “Connect people to each other and in the process your own career will flourish.” Think of the people you know in firms, companies and organizations as if they ... Read this post »
1L's can start volunteering for pro bono projects after finals! But what does that mean to you as a student? Here are at least 4 good reasons to volunteer.
Gain experience. Volunteering through the PBI will introduce you to the actual practice of law and will give you hands-on experience and knowledge that will ... Read this post »
At its annual meeting, the OSCAR Working Group approved the request from law schools to allow second-year law school students with the graduation date of 2014 to access the Clerkships tab in early January 2013. The access will allow the 2Ls to research clerkship hiring and build draft applications. Please ... Read this post »
If you are seeking work next summer, December is a great time to jumpstart your job search.
If you are seeking work outside of Utah, plan a trip and arrange for informational interviews with SJQ alumni; Jess, Megan & Jaclyn can help you with alumni contacts. PDO also recommends that you ... Read this post »
Thank you students and alumni for permitting me the honor of serving as your next S.J. Quinney Director of Professional Development! I pledge to do my best to lead the kind of Professional Development Office you want. My objective is to ensure every S.J. Quinney student has the skills, resources ... Read this post »