Mark Your Calendars: Week of April 20

Pre-Law Advising

We have one workshop left for this semester: Perfecting the Personal Statement & Resume for Law School, which will be held TODAY, Monday, April 20 at 4:00 in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building. Join us to learn what the personal statement is; how to approach it; how to create a realistic timeline for writing it; how the personal statement and resume work together; suggestions and tips for maximizing the impact of the personal statement as part of the application.

Also, we have updated our Compass page to add lots of resources for fall law school applicants to utilize over the summer. Here’s how to access our Compass page if you haven’t already:

MORE Summer Pre-Law Opportunities!

We’ve already posted lots of summer pre-law opportunities here and on our Facebook page, and here are a few more that we’ve recently been informed about.

Pre-Law & Order: The Summer Advocates Academy is a pre-professional program May 26-29 for undergraduate women. Held at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, this program is designed for pre-law women to receive coaching and mentoring from faculty, lawyers, and legal professionals, as well as networking with successful women attorneys and learning more about the law school applicaiton process. Housing and scholarships are available. Applications are due May 1 and can be found at

Reminder: Snell & Wilmer is once again offering its prelaw program called Fellowship for Advancement and Resources.Applications for the Fellowship for Advancement and Resources are open!

The FAR Fellowship is sponsored by Snell & Wilmer, with two FAR Fellows being selected annually. Recipients receive the following benefits: (1) a fully paid commercial LSAT preparation course and a stipend covering the costs associated with sitting for the exam, (2) a 1L law school prep course, (3) money for books for all three years of law school, (4) a technology stipend (if needed), and (5) mentorship from a Snell & Wilmer attorney. We believe this pipeline initiative will have a meaningful and lasting impact for FAR Fellows, and we are excited to continue the program this year.  Indeed, we have already assisted four fellows in their quest to attend law school.  Below is a link to the application on our website, which explains the FAR Fellowship in greater detail. Applications are due July 1, 2015.

Career Center’s Summer Break Job Shadow Program

The Career Center’s Summer Break Job Shadow Program is a one-day commitment over Summer Session I (between May 18-June 12, 2015). The Job Shadow Program is open to ALL MAJORS and will include a variety of industries in different locations. Students must graduate after December 2015 to be able to participate.

To find and apply to a Job Shadow opportunity, use the “Advanced Search” tab in I-Link and click on “Show Me…Job Shadow Listings”. Applications will be accepted from Friday, April 17 – Thursday, April 23.

For more detailed information, view the Job Shadow Program Student Handbook. Still have questions? Please contact Tori Spring.

This week’s Career Center workshops include:

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