Mark Your Calendars–Week of August 29

Happy Monday morning! We are announcing a new internship, several upcoming Pre-Law Advising Services events that you’ll want to mark your calendars for, AND Career Center workshops, Illinois Abroad Day, and more. Get involved and have a great week!

PLAS Events and Opportunities

NEW Internship Opportunity–Be sure to follow us on Facebook, where we post all internships as they arise. Legal Internship Opportunity — Steigmann Law LLP
Steigmann Law, P.C., a young law firm in Champaign-Urbana, is looking for interns who want to be involved in a fast paced, high-tech, multi-area, legal environment. Steigmann Law, PC engages in personal injury, medical malpractice, family law, civil litigation, real estate, criminal, DUI and wills and estate work. Attorneys at Steigmann Law, PC have had experience in both public and private sectors of work, including small and large law firms and are happy to share their knowledge and experience. Interns jobs will vary, and be assigned based on capabilities, but may include medical record organization, filing, abstracting depositions, assisting in trial preparations, court filings, and attending depositions and court hearings and legal marketing. Work times are flexible and we are willing to work around your academic schedule. Please email resumes and cover letters to Kristen Conley at

Interacting with Law School Admissions: Interviews, Visits and Law Fairs                   Ms. Ann Perry, Associate Dean of Admissions, University of Chicago Law School  Wednesday, September 7, 5-6pm, 514 IUB. Law school applicants will have several opportunities throughout the application cycle to engage with law school admissions professionals. Whether it is through an interview, at a law fair, or during a law school visit, these interactions can make or break a candidate’s application. What should you wear? What should you talk about? What impresses an admissions dean–or what leaves a terrible impression? Learn from a veteran law school dean, Ms. Ann Perry, Associate Dean for Admissions at the University of Chicago Law School, all about how to maximize your admission and aid through successful interactions with admissions professionals. No registration necessary.

FREE Practice LSAT — Friday, September 9, 8:30am-12:30pm. This proctored practice LSAT provides the opportunity to take an actual Law School Admission Test in a real classroom environment. Whether you are prepping for the September 24 LSAT or you have never taken a practice LSAT before and just want to get a baseline score, this is your chance. This exam will be set up much like the real LSAT: Please bring pencils, personal items, and a snack in a clear plastic baggie.  Location and follow up details will be sent to all registrants within a week of the exam. Please go here to register.

Pre-Law 101 — Monday, September 12, 4-5pm, 514 IUB. This workshop is designed for incoming students who are new to pre-law or are interested in learning more about it. We will cover: What it means to be pre-law at Illinois, course selection, majors, and extracurriculars, building a pre-law resume, and what law schools are really looking for. We will outline a four year plan to maximize your undergraduate experiences in order to make a great law school candidate. We’ll also take any questions about law school and legal careers. Please reserve a seat by clicking on this link to ensure enough seating and materials for everyone. Each Pre-Law 101 session is the same. Incoming students should attend a Pre-Law 101 session prior to setting up an individual pre-law advising appointment.

Upcoming Campus Events

The Pre-Law Honors Society will hold its first general meeting on Wednesday, August 31 at 7 pm. Follow their Facebook page here for location and other details.

Illinois Abroad Day is August 31! This all day program contains a series of events around campus to highlight the many study abroad opportunities for Illinois students. Check out the calendar of Illinois Abroad Day here.

The Career Center fall workshop calendar is posted on their website at: If you have not done so already, update your resume, plan your job search or summer internship, and get to know their office and resources. All sessions will be held at the Career Center, 715 S. Wright Street, unless otherwise indicated. Upcoming workshops include:

  • Resume, Cover Letter, & Linked In Reviews
    • Aug. 29 from 2-4:30 pm at the Career Center and from 7-9 pm at the Undergrad Library
    • OR Aug. 30 from 2-4:30 pm at the Career Center and 5:30-7:30 pm at the SDRP (IKE)
    • OR Aug. 31 from 7-9 pm at the Undergrad Library
    • OR Sept. 2 from 2-4:30 pm at the Career Center 
  • Career Certificate–International Students Info Session
    • Aug. 29 at 4 pm at the Career Center Interview Suite Room 213
    • OR Aug. 30 at 4 pm at the Career Center Interview Suite Room 213
  • Career Closet–Sept. 1 from 10-3 pm at the Career Center Interview Suite Room 213
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Internship Workshop–Sept. 1 at 4 pm

Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations (OIIR) has posted its fall calendar here. Some highlights of their programs this week include:

  • Welcome Reception for International Students–Aug. 29, 6 pm at the Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St.
  • Indigenous Struggles in Mexico & Latin America, Sept. 2, 12 pm at Native American House


Upcoming Off Campus Events and Opportunities

Organizing Change Leadership Retreat — Saturday, October 8 – Sunday, October 9, 2016. Join Illinois students from around campus for a free two-day retreat that will build your leadership skills.  Meet students who are active in leading change, and learn how to get involved in the issues that matter to you. Held at the Lake Williamson all-inclusive retreat near Springfield, Organizing Change features workshops, team building activities, and opportunities to network with other student leaders and staff.

Transportation, lodging, and food are provided.  Space is limited. Register for the conference here. Priority Deadline is Monday, September 26, 2016. Questions? Contact Ross Wantland at or (217) 244-1814.

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