Mark Your Calendars–Week of October 17

Lots of great campus activities are coming up, including a virtual law fair, upcoming webinars, and two opportunities for internship fairs.

Upcoming Pre-Law Advising Services Events

Our Applying to Law School workshop will be held Monday, Oct. 24 from 4:00-5:15 in 503 Illini Union Bookstore Building. Designed for students who are currently in the application process, this workshop will provide an in-depth overview, including: Understanding each element of the application, making a timeline for perfecting the application, researching law schools, and creating a strategy for maximizing admissions and aid through the application process. Participants will leave with a detailed application plan, along with tips and suggestions on best application practices. The last 15 minutes will be set aside for Q&A so that individual questions can be addressed.

Law School Events

Law schools are starting to hold Open House and other recruiting events. Check the websites of your top choice law schools and explore our list here.

Michigan State University College of Law’s Fall 2016 Webinar Series has begun. For more information or to register for these, visit their website here. Upcoming webinars:

  • Crafting a Winning Law School Personal Statement–Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Should I Become a Lawyer? A Roadmap for Those Thinking About Law School–Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Recommendations for Assembling a Competitive Law School Application, Wednesday, October 16, 6:30-7:30 pm

Midwest Law School Virtual Fair — Wednesday, November 9

Planning to apply to law school in the Midwest?  The Virtual Fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from law schools across the Midwest in this FREE live online event.  Get immediate answers to your pressing questions without the cost of travel.  Only a one-time registration is required to explore and interact with multiple schools. For more information, call 770-980-0088.  Go here to register! 

Upcoming Campus Events and Opportunities

LAS in C-U: A local internship fair, Wednesday, October 19 from 1-3 pm in Illini Union 2nd Floor Ballroom. Features 40-plus employers seeking undergraduate LAS interns both during the school year and the summer.

Illini Career & Internship Fair — Wednesday, October 26, Noon-4pm at ARC. This is a fair focused on industries that recruit students from the liberal arts and humanities, media, education, and applied health sciences.  Mark your calendars now so that you don’t miss out on this great opportunity! To learn more, go to the Career Center’s website.

Are you getting ready to sign a lease for next year? Know what you’re getting into! Campus and Community Student Services is offering a Lease Lasso workshop on October 19 at 1:00 pm in Illini Union 210 GL.

DINE: Diversity & Inclusion Networking Exchange will be held Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 6-8 pm in the Illini Union 2nd Floor Ballroom. Network with employers + discover qualities the employers are seeking. Also enjoy food, fun, and prizes! Click here to register.

LGBT Student Ally Training, October 18 from 7-8:30 pm in Illini Union 217. Being an ally on gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues is the process of working to develop individual attitudes, institutions, and culture in which gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people feel they matter. In doing so, allies also work to end homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexism.

Interconnect Dinner Dialogue on Mindfulness: Discovering a Peaceful Mind for Success on Wednesday, Oct 19th, 6:30-7:30 at the Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W Nevada. Our world is busy and can be stressful at times. Discover inner calm that can help you take steady steps towards success in life.

La Casa:  Talking to Our Families. October 20th, from 6-7pm  in Pennsylvania Ave Residence Hall, Multipurpose Room 0117. Do you feel disconnected talking with your friends and family back home?  Do you feel misunderstood when you try to explain your goals and passions to your parents/ guardians?  Join this conversation to engage students and create solidarity through shared experiences.

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:

  • Selling Your LAS Degree at Career Fairs, Monday, October 17, 3pm, Lincoln Hall 1002
  • Finding an Internship, Tuesday, October 18, 4 pm
  • Graduate and Professional School Fair, Tuesday October 19, 12-4 pm in Illini Union Rooms A, B,C
  • International Career Forum, Friday, October 21, 2:00-6:00, Illini Union 2nd Floor Ballroom 
  • Resume, Cover Letter, & LinkedIn Reviews
    • October 17, 2-4:30pm at the Career Center
    • October 17, 7-9 pm, Undergraduate Library, Consultation Corner
    • October 18, 2-4:30pm at the Career Center
    • October 18, 5:30-7:30, the IKE, Room 1010A
    • October 19, 2-4:30 pm at the Career Center
    • October 19, 7-9pm, Undergrad Library,Consultation Corner
    • October 20, 2-4:30pm at the Career Center

More Career Center events and times are listed on their website.  Click on this link to see what other programs are being offered!


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