If you didn’t get a chance to attend one of the Career Center’s workshops on resumes or cover letters this semester, we are offering these workshops via a LIVE webinar over winter break. All workshops will also resume on campus in the Spring semester.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Resume Workshop Live Webinar 11:00 am – Noon
Cover Letter Workshop Live Webinar 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Resume Workshop Live Webinar 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
These workshops will be conducted in a live, interactive webinar format. Students may submit questions in real time and a counselor will be available in real time to answer questions. Registration in Symplicity is required to participate.
Please note that the webinar will be conducted through anymeeting.com so you will need a reliable internet connection and, preferably, a telephone connection to participate. After you RSVP with Symplicity, you MUST ALSO register with anymeeting.com in order to receive the log-in information.
This workshop is available to GW Law students only.
On November 7, 2014 the Career Center hosted the Career Exploration Fair for students in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom. Employers from over twenty-five practice areas in varying practice settings came on campus to meet with students. Law students who attended the fair took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about legal practice areas and practice settings, including government, private sector, and non profit organizations.
The event allows students to connect with practitioners with varied backgrounds and experiences in a single afternoon. This fair is one of several key events for GW Law Students, and in particular, first-year students as they begin their summer job search and longer-term career planning. In addition to meeting with a career counselor to develop a personalized plan, first-year law students are encouraged to use the 1L Job Search Toolbox available on the Career Center Portal Page as a starting point for their summer job search and to stay up-to-date key career-related events for especially for 1Ls. The 1L Job Search Toolbox can be found here (note log-in to the portal is required): http://bit.ly/1ynVTNG
What areas of law interest you? Take advantage of this prime opportunity designed for first-year students to meet and network with practicing attorneys in a variety of practice areas. You will be able to speak with attorneys from government agencies, private practice, public interest, associations, and business. This is an excellent opportunity to network with attorneys in many fields of interest as well as to get access to great career resources!
Business attire encouraged.
*This event is open to GW Law students only*
The following practice areas will be represented:
Consumer Financial Services
Corporate Criminal Defense
Intellectual Property: Copyright/Trademark
Intellectual Property: Patent
Privacy and Cybersecurity
Master Public Speaking Workshop: Hone Your Oral Advocacy Skills with the Shakespeare Theatre Company [Career Center Upper Class Program]
The Philadelphia Diversity Law Group Fellowship Program Information Session - TOMORROW, Friday, October 24, 2014 from 12-1 pm in the Moot Court Room
Join program director Lois Kimbol and past fellows from GW Law to learn about participating and applying for this incredible opportunity. Please register in Symplicity if you plan to attend (program can be found under “Workshops” in the “Events” section of Symplicity).
The PDLG Fellows Program offers first-year students an additional route to summer employment in outstanding law firms and corporate law departments after their first year of law school. The PDLG hopes this program will enable a group of those students to get summer clerkships in Philadelphia, whether as part of formal summer programs or not, and thus allow them to experience the law firm or corporate law environment in Philadelphia and, perhaps, help them “kick-start” their legal careers. The application deadline is not yet available but will likely be discussed during the information session. For more information, visit http://www.pdlg.net/
- The application period for Spring 2015 commences on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 8:00am EST, and closes at 8:00am EST, Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Unfortunately, no late or incomplete applications will be accepted after the application period ends.
- The Fund is open to all current matriculating GW students in good standing from all schools - both undergraduate and graduate students.
- Applications will be reviewed by the Career Services Council, and recipients will be notified on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.
- Grant awards will range up to $3,000.
- For information on KACIF eligibility requirements and the application process interested students can be referred to the KACIF FAQ page at http://go.gwu.edu/
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER
Dr. Lisa Rohrer is the Executive Director of the Case Development Initiative at Harvard Law School, having joined in fall 2013 after serving as Georgetown Law School’s Director of Executive Education and Research Director at the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession. As an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown, she also designed and taught J.D. course focused on organizational behavior to help students prepare to be better counselors, advisors, and leaders. From 2009 to 2012, Lisa served as the Director of the Hildebrandt Institute at Thomson Reuters, and before that was Research Fellow at Harvard Law School. She earned her PhD in organizational behavior from Harvard Business School in 2004.
The George Washington University Center for Career Services presents Media & Communications Week – October 20th-30th.
Events are open to all GW students.
- our annual Media, Journalism, & Public Affairs Employer Meet & Greet
- two Google information sessions
- CNN/Turner Broadcasting and Fox News information sessions
- a Sony virtual information session
- a strong on-campus LA entertainment lineup and recruitment session with:
DreamWorks, CBS, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and (just added!) ABC/Disney
- Peter Campbell, DreamWorks Animation, Human Resources Manager
- Nancy Robinson, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Director, Education Programs
- Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, CBS Television, Vice President of Communications & Diversity
- Russell Williams, Oscar and Emmy Award Winning Sound Engineer (Training Day, Dances With Wolves, Glory)
- (Representative just added and TBA), ABC/Disney
Events are open to GW students only.
The application period for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Class of 2015 opened on October 1, 2014 and closes on October 15, 2014.
The Presidential Management Fellows program is a flagship leadership development program for advanced degree candidates seeking entry-level positions in the federal government. You can learn more at the PMF website.
If you were unable to attend the Federal Government Pathways Information Session & PMFAlumni Panel that was held at the law school on October 3, 2014, you can access a recording of that session and specific application tips, including the Updated 2014-15 PMF Guide and links to application forums on GW Law’s PMF Information page (note: log-in to the law school portal is required).