Mark Your Calendars: Week of April 21

Personal Statement Workshop Tomorrow!

We’re wrapping up the semester with our final workshop of the semester! Join us for our Personal Statement Workshop for Fall Applicants tomorrow, 4/22, at 12:00 NOON in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building. This workshop will introduce fall applicants to the personal statement and how to write it. We’ll help you understand what a personal statement is all about, including who will be reading it and what they will be looking for. We’ll also give tips and suggestions for how you can go about writing this very important part of the application. Get started now, and give yourself all summer to perfect your personal statement! See you tomorrow.

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Email Etiquette — “Hey” Doesn’t Cut It!

Email etiquette is a critical skill whether you are communicating with law school admissions officers, potential employers, professors or your pre-law advisors! Remember: these contacts are formal and therefore VERY different from emails sent to friends or family members. A lack of professionalism and/or respect can create very negative impressions, which then likely lead to unhappy admissions or employment outcomes.  Want to avoid common email pitfalls? Read on for some practical and easy tips.

1. Salutation: DO NOT begin your email with “Hey” or “Joe”.  You should ALWAYS err on the side of being more formal: “Dear Dean Jones” or “Dear Ms. Smith.”  First names or casual openings are for friends and family only. NEVER address individuals you encounter in a professional setting by their first names until you have been invited to do so!

2. Subject Line:  Never leave this blank.  Instead write a brief but accurate description of the content of the email.  Examples: “Application Status Inquiry” or “Interview Follow Up.”

3. Organization:  Collect your thoughts (what are you trying to say?) and then organize your email into an introduction, body and closing.  The introduction states your reason for contacting the person.  The body details the information you are trying to convey.  The closing wraps up your email, including whether you will be contacting them in the future or if you would like them to contact you.

4. Proofread:  Nothing leaves a bad impression like a careless typo or typos.  Draft your email and reread it, checking it several times for any spelling or grammatical errors.

5. Manners:  Say “please,” “thank you,” and sign your emails with a courteous sign off, such as “sincerely” or “best.”  Remember: anything you put in writing is there forever.  Do you want to be remembered as the polite, interested candidate or the clueless jerk?!

For more info on these suggestions and for other tips about composing professional emails, read “10 Professional Email Tips” by Elizabeth Hoyt, March 10, 2014, at fastweb.com.

http://www.fastweb.com/career-planning/articles/4197-10-professional-email-tips?utm_source=nlet&utm_content=fw_c1_20140326.

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Mark Your Calendars: Job and Externship Opportunities; FREE LSAT 101 Webinar — Week of April 14

PLAS Events and Opportunities

Applying to Law School Worshop for Fall 2014 Applicants

TODAY, 4-5PM, 1022 LINCOLN HALL

Calling all students planning to apply to law school this fall! There is plenty that you can do over the summer to ensure that you apply EARLY–which is ideal for admission and financial aid for law school. We will give an in-depth overview of the elements of the law school application, as well as demonstrating how to work within the Law School Admission Council’s Credential Assembly Service. If you want to know how to get letters of recommendation, how to upload your resume, how many schools you should apply to, and where to send your transcript, this is the workshop for you. No registration necessary.  Note: We have a separate workshop covering personal statements and resumes for law school applicants, set for Tuesday, April 22, which we encourage participants to attend as well.  If you would like to attend the Personal Statement Workshop, please go here and click on the event to register: http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/2508.

Personal Statement and Resume Workshop

Tuesday, April 22, Noon-1pm, Room 514 IUB

Applying to law school this fall? This workshop will introduce fall applicants to the personal statement and how to write it. We’ll help you understand what a personal statement is all about, including who will be reading it and what they will be looking for. We’ll also give tips and suggestions for how you can go about writing this very important part of the application. In addition, we will talk about strategies to craft the best possible resume.  Get started now, and give yourself all summer to perfect your personal statement and resume!

Chicago Summer Externship with the CFTC –Applications DUE  NOON TODAY!

The Chicago office of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Enforcement seeks summer 2014 externship applications from undergraduate students interested in a future legal career.

The Commission is an independent, non-partisan federal agency that protects market users and the public from fraud, manipulation, abusive practices, and systemic risk and fosters open, competitive, and financially sound markets.  The Division of Enforcement investigates potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and Commission Regulations and, at the direction of the Commission, prosecutes alleged violations in U.S. District Courts across the country.  The Division of Enforcement also provides expert and technical assistance with case development and trials to U.S. Attorneys, federal and state regulators, and international authorities. You can find out more about the office here: http://www.cftc.gov/LawRegulation/Enforcement/index.htm.

Undergraduate externs with the Division of Enforcement will participate in investigations and litigations led by attorneys and investigators and experience witness interviews, sworn testimony, legal research and writing projects, analysis of materials gathered during investigations and litigations, and educational training programs.  Division of Enforcement staff will also mentor students and provide educational and career guidance.

Externships will last for 8 weeks and require approximately 35 hours per week.

To participate in the summer externship, applicants must have completed at least 4 semesters of college, but not yet have graduated from their degree program.  Offers are also contingent on an applicant’s ability to demonstrate U.S. citizenship or permanent residency and successfully complete a background check (prior to beginning the externship).  Finally, applicants must be able to receive course credit, through ENG 451 or otherwise (such as through your academic department). More information about ENG 451 can be found below.

To apply, interested students should email a cover letter and resume (in either Word or .pdf format) to Judy Argentieri at jargenti@illinois.edu by NOON TODAY, Monday, April 14!!. In your cover letter, please indicate what interests you about the position, discuss what skills you can bring to the position, and address any other significant time commitments you will have this summer.

ABOUT ENG 451: Success in the Workplace This online 2 credit course is open to undergraduates who have accepted a career-related internship or co-op this summer. ENG 451 is a guided experiential learning course designed to prepare you for a successful transition from campus to the workplace. Lecture topics covered include basic business concepts and insights related to interpersonal and communication skills. Over the course of the summer, you will complete a project that will lead you to develop the skills that are covered in the course lectures.

For more information about ENG 451, visit http://engineering.illinois.edu/engage/career-services/success-in-the-workplace/.

Attention Seniors: Paralegal Job Opportunity

PLAS was contacted about this job opportunity.  Note — this position is also listed in the Career Center’s I Link database, which you can access here: https://i-link-illinois-csm.symplicity.com/.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan seeks a current senior or recent college graduate for a full-time paralegal/litigation specialist position in its Chicago office. Starting annual salary is $40,000. Position to start immediately or upon graduation this spring.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is the largest law firm in the United States devoted solely to business litigation, with over 500 lawyers and offices across the globe – including in Tokyo, London, and Moscow. Learn more at http://www.quinnemanuel.com.

THE JOB: As a litigation specialist at Quinn Emanuel, you will participate substantively in all aspects of the firm’s practice. For those considering a career in law, you will gain unparalleled experience performing substantive tasks that most firms reserve for associate attorneys. Typical tasks include conducting factual research, writing analyses, interacting with expert witnesses, reviewing documents, substantively assisting attorneys with preparation for depositions, hearings, and trials – and participating actively at depositions, hearings, and trials. At Quinn Emanuel, attorneys will seek out and value your opinions and insights on important strategic decisions.

EXAMPLES OF CURRENT CASES: Quinn Emanuel’s Chicago office works on some of the most interesting and high-profile cases in the country. Here are some of examples of what we’re working on right now. Quinn Emanuel represents Google, Motorola, Samsung, Qualcomm, Cisco and other high technology companies in the highly publicized patent “wars.” Most recently much of the patent litigation has related to the disputes between Apple and the iPhone and companies who manufacture smartphones running Google’s Android operating system. We also represent companies like Uber, comScore and emerging start-up companies on cutting edge class action and privacy issues in areas where the law is currently developing. One difference between our firm and other large litigation firms is that we go to trial more often than any other firm and expect our litigation specialists to be eager for the opportunity to see how high stakes litigation really works from the inside of the process.

WHO WE WANT: First and foremost, we’re looking for someone smart. We value strong research skills, keen analytical ability, and clear and forceful writing – and we want someone who has demonstrated these skills through high academic achievement. We require that applicants have at least an “A-” grade point average. Our ideal litigation specialist has the intellect to contribute meaningfully to our practice and the confidence and communication skills to effectively express his or her ideas. While not a prerequisite, we are interested in applicants with a strong technical background in engineering, computer science, or programming (as patent law is one focus of our practice). Previous legal experience is not required.

HOW TO APPLY: Send your resume, cover letter, and transcript (unofficial) to yeshiahuweinstein@quinnemanuel.com. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a writing sample of up to six pages if available. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

Other Campus Events and Opportunities

The Career Center

Unless otherwise indicated, all events will be held in the Career Center Conference Room, 715 S. Wright Street. For more information, or to register, go here: http://www.careercenter.illinois.edu/.

Successful Interviewing: Tuesday, April 15, 4pm

Careers in the Federal Government: Wednesday, April 16, 4pm

Winning Resumes and Cover Letters: Thursday, April 17, 4pm

Internship Essentials: Monday, April 21, 4pm

 

Attention Students Interested in Undergraduate Research at UIUC! 

Come join Research as Students at Illinois (RSI) for their informational event on how to get involved in undergraduate research on campus! We will walk you through how to narrow down your research focus, find potential professors to work with, and what to expect once you find a lab. The meeting will take place during Undergraduate Research Week on April 16th at 6:30 PM in Noyes 217. Contact – John, ResearchStudentsIllinois@gmail.com. For more information, find us on Facebook.

Writer’s Workshop — Personal Statement Workshops

The Writer’s Workshop is offering brief personal statement workshops for students (primarily undergraduates) who are writing personal statements or any other type of application essay. Students should call 333-8796 to a reserve a spot at one of these times/locations:

Monday, April 21, 5-6 PM, Lincoln Hall 1090; Tuesday, April 22, 5-6 PM, Lincoln Hall 1090

Sessions will be interactive, starting with a brief presentation given by our consultants introducing the concept of personal statements, followed by a discussion on some strategies and pitfalls, sample statements, and time for questions and answers. Students will also have an opportunity to get individual feedback on their own personal statements if time allows. Call 333-8796 to reserve your place!

Other Pre-Law Opportunities

Legal Careers Update: Report from the Executive
Director of the National Association of Law Placement

Co-sponsored by Michigan State University College of Law and the Midwest Association of Prelaw Advisors (MAPLA)

Wednesday, April 16,
11:00am to 11:45 a.m., CST  

REGISTER NOW

This free webinar will offer a wealth of data relating to the legal market for
recent law school graduates:  hiring and compensation data for new
lawyers, an overview of law graduate career paths by employer type, trends in
large firm hiring, and much more.  The presenter will be James G. Leipold,
Executive Director of the National Association for Law Placement, a legal
professional organization whose members include attorneys, legal employers, and
law school career services personnel from across the country.

LSAT 101 Webinar: An Introduction to the Law School Admission
Test

Wednesday, April 16,
6:30 to 7:30 p.m., CST
 

REGISTER NOW

This free webinar, sponsored by the Michigan State University College of Law, will offer valuable insights regarding the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), including how and why law school admission committees use it; skills that the examination seeks to measure; an analysis of each LSAT question type; strategies for maximizing performance; and, recommendations for creating an effective LSAT preparation plan. The primary presenter is John Rood, president and founder of NextStep Test Preparation. REGISTER NOW!

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Mark Your Calendars – Week of April 7

It’s April!  And it feels like it is the busiest time of the year as we all work towards finals and wind down other responsibilities for the academic year!  Squeeze in these relevant Pre-Law events if you can!

Tonight, Monday, April 7th in Wohlers Room 166 the Pre-Law Honors Club will host a panel discussion about your first year of law school (1L) with two current law students at 6:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, April 9th as a part of the U of I College of Law ACLU Symposium week, Champaign County Public Defender Randy Rosenbaum will be a part of a panel discussion on public defender perspectives and judicial discretion.  This is located in Room D of the law school from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. and a free lunch will be provided.

Monday, April 14 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in 1022 Lincoln Hall, the Pre-Law Advising Services office is holding a workshop for Students who are Applying to Law School Next Fall.  This is ideal for current juniors who want to maximize their chances of success for the schools of their choice and maximize potential financial aid offers.  See our Event Calendar for more information  by clicking here.

Pre-Law Honors Club will be hosting a Meet and Greet event on Tuesday, April 15 where our own Pre-Law Advising Services Director Jamie Thomas-Ward will appear!

Our final workshop for the semester will be on Thursday, April 17 from 12:00 – 1:00 in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building.  Here Judy will help you understand the Personal Statement if you are applying to law schools in the Fall.

How to Get Involved in Research at UIUC: Come join Research as Students at Illinois (RSI) for their informational event on how to get involved in undergraduate research on campus! We will walk you through how to narrow down your research focus, find potential professors to work with, and what to expect once you find a lab. The meeting will take place during Undergraduate Research Week on April 16th at 6:30 PM in Noyes 217. Contact – John, ResearchStudentsIllinois@gmail.com. For more information, find us on Facebook.

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Summer Opportunity: U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Division of Enforcement

The Chicago office of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Enforcement seeks summer 2014 externship applications from undergraduate students interested in a future legal career. 

 The Commission is an independent, non-partisan federal agency that protects market users and the public from fraud, manipulation, abusive practices, and systemic risk and fosters open, competitive, and financially sound markets.  The Division of Enforcement investigates potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and Commission Regulations and, at the direction of the Commission, prosecutes alleged violations in U.S. District Courts across the country.  The Division of Enforcement also provides expert and technical assistance with case development and trials to U.S. Attorneys, federal and state regulators, and international authorities. You can find out more about the office here: http://www.cftc.gov/LawRegulation/Enforcement/index.htm

 Undergraduate externs with the Division of Enforcement will participate in investigations and litigations led by attorneys and investigators and experience witness interviews, sworn testimony, legal research and writing projects, analysis of materials gathered during investigations and litigations, and educational training programs.  Division of Enforcement staff will also mentor students and provide educational and career guidance.

Externships will last for 8 weeks and require approximately 35 hours per week.

 To participate in the summer externship, applicants must have completed at least 4 semesters of college, but not yet have graduated from their degree program.  Offers are also contingent on an applicant’s ability to demonstrate U.S. citizenship or permanent residency and successfully complete a background check (prior to beginning the externship).  Finally, applicants must be able to receive course credit, through ENG 451 or otherwise (such as through your academic department). More information about ENG 451 can be found below.

 To apply, interested students should email a cover letter and resume (in either Word or .pdf format) to Ms. Judy Argentieri at jargenti@illinois.edu by Monday, April 14 at 12:00 (noon). In your cover letter, please indicate what interests you about the position, discuss what skills you can bring to the position, and address any other significant time commitments you will have this summer.

 ABOUT ENG 451: Success in the Workplace
This online 2 credit course is open to undergraduates who have accepted a career-related internship or co-op this summer.
ENG 451 is a guided experiential learning course designed to prepare you for a successful transition from campus to the workplace. Lecture topics covered include basic business concepts and insights related to interpersonal and communication skills. Over the course of the summer, you will complete a project that will lead you to develop the skills that are covered in the course lectures.

 For more information about ENG 451, visit

http://engineering.illinois.edu/engage/career-services/success-in-the-workplace/

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Paralegal job opportunity for December or May grads!

We have received information about a paralegal job opening which would provide a perfect opportunity for a recent grad to get some legal experience prior to law school. This position has also been posted in I-Link, which all Illinois students should join.

See the position description and application instructions below:

Quinn Emanuel seeks a current senior or recent college graduate for a full-time
paralegal/litigation specialist position in its Chicago office. Starting annual salary is $40,000.Position to start immediately or upon graduation this spring.

THE FIRM: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is the premier business litigation firm in the United States. We are the largest law firm in the United States devoted solely to business litigation, with over 500 lawyers and offices across the globe – including in Tokyo, London, and Moscow. Learn more at http://www.quinnemanuel.com.

THE JOB: As a litigation specialist at Quinn Emanuel, you will participate substantively in all aspects of the firm’s practice. For those considering a career in law, you will gain unparalleled experience performing substantive tasks that most firms reserve for associate attorneys. Typical tasks include conducting factual research, writing analyses, interacting with expert witnesses, reviewing documents, substantively assisting attorneys with preparation for depositions,hearings, and trials – and participating actively at depositions, hearings, and trials. At Quinn Emanuel, attorneys will seek out and value your opinions and insights on important strategic decisions.

EXAMPLES OF CURRENT CASES
Quinn Emanuel’s Chicago office works on some of the most interesting and high-profile cases in the country. Here are some of examples of what we’re working on right now. Quinn Emanuel represents Google, Motorola, Samsung, Qualcomm, Cisco and other high technology companies in the highly publicized patent “wars.” Most recently
much of the patent litigation has related to the disputes between Apple and the iPhone and companies who manufacture smartphones running Google’s Android operating system. We also represent companies like Uber, comScore and emerging start-up companies on cutting edge class action and privacy issues in areas where the law is currently developing. One difference between our firm and other large litigation firms is that we go to trial more often than any other firm and expect our litigation specialists to be eager for the opportunity to see how high stakes litigation really works from the inside of the process.

WHO WE WANT: First and foremost, we’re looking for someone smart. We value strong
research skills, keen analytical ability, and clear and forceful writing – and we want someone who has demonstrated these skills through high academic achievement. We require that applicants have at least an “A-” grade point average. Our ideal litigation specialist has the intellect to contribute meaningfully to our practice and the confidence and communication skills to effectively express his or her ideas. While not a prerequisite, we are interested in applicants with a strong technical background in engineering, computer science, or programming (as patent law is one focus of our practice). Previous legal experience is not required.

HOW TO APPLY: Send your resume, cover letter, and transcript (unofficial) to
yeshiahuweinstein@quinnemanuel.com. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a writing sample of up to six pages if available. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

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April Events

Mark your calendars for these upcoming April events!

Pre-Law Advising Services April Events

Applying to Law School This Fall Workshop–April 14 at 4:00 in Lincoln Hall 1022
Calling all students planning to apply to law school this fall! There is plenty that you can do over the summer to ensure that you apply EARLY–which is ideal for admission and financial aid for law school. We will give an in-depth overview of the elements of the law school application, as well as demonstrating how to work within the Law School Admission Council’s Credential Assembly Service. If you want to know how to get letters of recommendation, how to upload your resume, how many schools you should apply to, and where to send your transcript, this is the workshop for you. No registration necessary.

Personal Statement and Resumes for Law School–April 22 at 12:00 in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building.
Applying to law school this fall? This workshop will introduce fall applicants to the personal statement and how to write it. We’ll help you understand what a personal statement is all about, including who will be reading it and what they will be looking for. We’ll also give tips and suggestions for how you can go about writing this very important part of the application. Get started now, and give yourself all summer to perfect your personal statement!

Other Campus Opportunities in April

Illinois in Washington Info Sessions
Come learn more about this academic internship program open to all Illinois undergraduates.  Students live in Washington, DC for a semester or summer, intern 4 days a week, and take U of I classes.    

Information sessions: Monday, April 7 from 5-6 pm in 317 David Kinley Hall and Tuesday, April 8 from 6-7 pm in 317 David Kinley Hall.  Deadlines: Summer – February 1; Fall – March 1; Spring Term – October 1.

 Also visit www.washington.illinois.edu and www.facebook.com/IlliniosInWashington.  Questions? Contact Susan Halebsky Dimock, PhD, Interim Director, Illinois in Washington, sdimock@illinois.edu, www.washington.illinois.edu

 

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After Spring Break — PLAS Financial Aid Week!

As you head out for Spring Break, don’t forget that PLAS Financial Aid Week begins March 31, with a very informative workshop on how to navigate the law school financial aid process.  In addition, PLAS will be offering appointment slots for those of you still trying to understand and decide among your various law school offers.  We have designated Tuesday, April 1, for those meetings.  Call 333-9669 to schedule your appointment!
 
Financing Law School Workshop, Featuring Julie Griffin, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at the College of Law and Donna Davis, 3L and PLAS Grad Assistant
Monday, March 31, 5-6pm,
UIUC College of Law, Room F, 504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
 
Financial aid at the law school level is quite different than for undergraduates. Join us for this in-depth workshop to learn: What forms of financial aid exist for law school? What should you be looking for in an aid offer? How can you budget for law school expenses in advance? What are common pitfalls for students who don’t understand the aid process? Julie Griffin, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at the College of Law, and Donna Davis, current 3L and Pre-Law Advising Services Graduate Assistant, will share their experience and expertise with financial aid from both the expert and the law student’s perspective. This is a must-see for anyone considering law school! No registration necessary. This event is part of Financial Aid Week.
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Mark Your Calendars — Week of March 17

Things at PLAS are fairly quiet as we head into spring break.  But watch for our midweek post and reminder about the upcoming Financing Law School Workshop on Monday, March 31, 5-6pm, UIUC College of Law, 504 East Pennsylvania Avenue, featuring Julie Griffin, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at the UIUC College of Law, and Donna Davis, current 3L and Pre-Law Advising Services Graduate Assistant!  As for campus events, don’t forget the All-Campus Career Fair TOMORROW, March 18, at the ARC.  Scroll down for more info about that and other opportunities!

UIUC Pre-Law Club Hosts John Marshall Law School

TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 18, 7pm, 1022 Lincoln Hall

Join the Pre-Law Club on Tuesday, March 18th at 7PM in 1022 Lincoln Hall as they host William Powers, Associate Dean for Admission and Student Affairs, John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Professor Hugh Mundy from John Marshall will also be on hand to talk about the legal writing program, which is ranked 2nd in the country! Don’t miss this opportunity to listen, ask questions and network with these two very knowledgeable gentleman! All are welcome! If you have any questions feel free to email Pawel Geneja, President of the PLC, at geneja2@illinois.edu.

 The Career Center

All-Campus Career Fair, TOMORROW, March 18, 1-5pm

Activities and Recreation Center (ARC).

Students from all majors are encouraged to attend this fair, which will feature over 120 employers from a variety of industries who are looking to fill internship and full-time positions. View list of employers and learn how to prepare.

The Career Center is offering the following programs. All events will be held at 715 S. Wright Street unless specified otherwise. Check out the Career Center’s website here for their full schedule and to register for any of these events.

  • Career Fairs: Making a Positive Impression: TODAY, Monday, March 17, 6-7pm
  • Winning Resumes and Cover Letters: TODAY, Monday, March 17, 5-6pm
  • Successful Interviewing: Tuesday, March 18, 5-6pm; Wednesday, March 19, 5-6pm
  • Pizza and a Professional: Careers in Education Outside the Classroom, Wednesday, March 19, 12-1pm. Enjoy lunch on us and hear from alumni with nontraditional careers in education! Network and listen as they share their experiences with choosing a major and pursuing their career. Co-sponsored by The Career Center, Division of General Studies, and Weston Exploration.

 

Division of General Studies – Summer Registration Computer Lab Peer Advisor

The Division of General Studies is seeking students to aid with summer registration by helping academic advisors assist incoming students with registering for classes for the fall semester. Computer Lab Peer Advisors will:

  • Assist students with registering for fall classes in UI Integrate Self Service
  • Assist students in identifying appropriate General Education courses

A successful candidate must be available weekdays from May 28 to July 3, 2014 from 1:00pm – 4:30pm (approximately 15-20 hours per week) and Saturday, June 7 from 1pm-4pm.  There is also a mandatory training that is scheduled for May 14 & 15 from 9:00am – 4:30pm.

The pay for this position is $8.25 an hour.

Required qualifications:

  • Strong communication skils
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others
  • Knowledge of Course Explorer website
  • Knowledge of UI Integrate

Preferred qualifications:

  • Former DGS student
  • Basic knowledge of Illinois General Education requirements
  • Junior or senior class standing

To apply, please complete the application available at http://go.illinois.edu/DGSPeerAdvisor by 5:00pm this Friday, March 21, 2014. Questions? Please contact Jenni Kotowski at jkotowsk@illinois.edu.

 

National and International Scholarships Program

Information Sessions for Prestigious Scholarship Opportunities Starting March 31!

The National and International Scholarships Program will be conducting informational meetings for students who are interested in obtaining scholarships for the pursuit of prestigious internships, teaching English abroad, or graduate studies or research at world-class institutions. Sessions will begin with an overview of the scholarships available (including Beinecke, Churchill, Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, George Mitchell, Goldwater, Luce Scholars, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman, and Udall). Juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend one of the first eight sessions that focus on crafting and compiling quality application materials. First and second year students should plan to attend one the subsequent ten meetings regarding strengthening a student’s candidacy for these opportunities. All sessions will be held in Conference Room 514 in the Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services at 807 South Wright Street.

The following meetings are targeted generally towards juniors and seniors (those graduating before August 2015).

Monday, March 31     1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30, 3:30- 4:00 or 4:00-4:30

Tuesday, April 1         1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30, 3:30- 4:00 or 4:00-4:30

These sessions are primarily for freshmen and sophomores (those graduating after August 2015).

Wednesday, April 9:  5:00-5:30

Friday, April 11: 1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30, 3:30- 4:00 or 4:00- 4:30

Tuesday, April 15: 1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30, 3:00-3:30, 3:30-4:00 or 4:30-5:00

For more information, contact the National and International Scholarships Program at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit the website at www.topscholars.illinois.edu.  

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Mark Your Calendars – Week of March 10

There are still many great events to sneak in before Spring Break!  Check out these events most relevant to Pre-Law Students:

Ask the Dean of Admissions: What is really happening in the law schools?
Featuring Pamela Bloomquist, Assistant Dean, Admissions and Financial Aid,
Loyola University School of Law
TODAY, Monday, March 10, 4-5pm, IUB Room 514

Want to find out what is going on in the law schools? Looking for insight into the future for legal jobs? Interested in learning more about scholarships and financing law school? Then plan to attend this event! Pam Bloomquist. Assistant Dean, Admissions and Financial Aid, Loyola University School of Law will address these topics and then open the discussion to answer your questions. No registration necessary.

Northwestern Law is offering a new Master of Science in Law:
For STEM graduates and professionals, a one-year master’s degree providing focused training in intellectual property, business/entrepreneurship, and regulation strategy.

Join us for an informational webinar on March 13th at 4 p.m. (CST)
http://www.law.northwestern.edu/academics/degree-programs/msl/

Sports Law, featuring Indiana University
5:00p.m. on Tuesday, March 11 in Lincoln Hall 1051

What do lawyers do in the sports industry, and how can students prepare for a career in this field? Guests from Indiana University Maurer School of Law will be visiting campus to speak about the area of Sports Law. Topics will include how to prepare for this area while an undergraduate student, job opportunities available, and appropriate classes and activities offered at Maurer. Tommy Simendinger, 2L, President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society and Janet L. Hein, Director of Admissions will present. Information on the application and admissions process will also be covered in this program. No registration necessary. All students are welcome. This event is cosponsored by Pre-Law Advising Services and the Pre-Law Club.

Cultivating Currency: Creating Your Money Landscape

Pre-register online for the chance to win prizes!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Noon – 5 p.m. | Illini Union

This symposium will answer important financial questions asked by
undergraduate and graduate students and is open to the entire campus community.  Visit the website for more details:  http://www.grad.illinois.edu/events/symposium

All-Campus Career Fair
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 1-5 p.m. at ARC.  All majors, great opportunities, and great preparation events leading up to the event.
Learn more at http://www.careercenter.illinois.edu//

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