Mark Your Calendars – Week of September 8

Read on for info about the 2014 Law Fair, the Political Science Department Fair and several Career Center programs of interest.

PLAS Events

Pre-Law Advising Services–Join us for the 2014 Law Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 10:00-2:00 at the Union! Over 100 law schools will be here to visit with interested students. This is a great chance to talk to admissions reps about what law schools are looking for. Ask questions, collect some freebies and fee waivers, and learn about law school admissions from the experts. For more details like who’s coming and what to expect, check out our website.

We’ve got plenty of room in our upcoming Pre-Law 101 sessions, which begin on Monday, September 22. This is a great workshop if you’re new to the University or just new to being pre-law. We’ll cover topics including: selecting majors/minors/coursework, creating a resume for law school, and extracurricular options for building pre-law skills. Applying to law school this fall?  You should try to attend one of our Personal Statement and Resume sessions to make sure you are on the right track.  These workshops start on Monday, September 29.  For more details and to register for either of these workshops, visit our calendar.

Other Campus and Community Events and Opportunities

Political Science Major Fair: Tuesday, September 9, 3-5pm, David Kinley Hall, 4th Floor
Interested in majoring in Political Science? Learn about Political Science honors, internships, study abroad, study groups, courses and more!

Illinois in Washington Info Session, Tuesday, September 9, 6-7pm, 119 David Kinley Hall 

Interested in spending a semester or summer in Washington, D.C.?  Then stop by this info session!

Public Relations Certificate Program Info Session: Wednesday, September 10, 6-6:45pm, 319 Greg Hall

Applications are open for the PR Certificate program administered by the College of Media. This professional development program provides a practical foundation in the principles and practice of public relations. The undergraduate-level coursework is designed for students from any discipline who wish to develop public relations competencies and skills to enhance their primary area of study or expertise. Public relations is important to many disciplines, including engineering, English, computer science, communication, business, agricultural communications, and numerous others.

Applications are due by Tuesday, September 30 at 3:00 pm via the online application.  For more information and to apply, go to:

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Applications Due this Thursday, September 11.

Champaign County CASA will be conducting training classes for potential new advocates to speak up for the more than 400 abused and neglected children in Champaign County Court. These advocates become the “eyes and ears of the Court” and work with the child and social service agencies to ensure that the best interests of the child are met throughout the court process. CASA provides all the training necessary to become an advocate. No specific experience is required however, you must be at least 21 years old and be willing to make the time commitment necessary to fulfill the role of a CASA advocate.

More information about CASA can be found on their website at or by calling the CASA office at 384-9065. An application deadline has been set for Thursday, September 11th and a background check is required.

Certificate in International Development Studies–Learn about this new certificate offered by Global Studies at upcoming Info Session on Sept. 17 from 4-4:30 in the Lucy Ellis Lounge of the Foreign Language Building.

Career Center

Unless otherwise indicated, Career Center events will be held at 715 S. Wright Street.

I-Link Essentials Monday, TODAY, September 8, Noon-1pm, The Career Center Interview Suite, 616 E. Green Street

Are you new to I-Link, the jobs/internships database? This workshop will teach you the basics – how to navigate the I-Link system, information on available features, and best practices to search and apply for internships and jobs. We will also answer any of your questions! For more information about I-Link, go here:

Career Fair Prep: Maximize Your Experience, TODAY, September 8, 5-6pm

Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters, TODAY, September 8, 6-7pm

Finding An Internship, Tuesday, September 9, 4-5pm

Attending a Career Fair for the First Time, Wednesday, September 10, 4-5pm

Getting the Job: Interviewing Tips, Wednesday, September 10, 5-6pm

Selling Your LAS Degree at the Business Career Fair, Thursday, September 11, 6-7:30pm, The Career Center Interview Suite, 616 E. Green Street

Pizza and A Professional: Owning Your Own Business, Noon-1pm, The Career Center Interview Suite, 616 E. Green Street

For more information and to register for these workshops, go here: