Mark Your Calendars — Week of April 25

PLAS Events and Opportunities

Perfecting Your Personal Statement and Resume: Wednesday, April 27, 4-5pm, 514 IUB

Not sure what to write in your law school application? Students who plan to apply for law school this fall can get a head start by working on your personal statement and resume this summer! This workshop will cover: What the personal statement and law school resume are; how they complement each other; a plan for how to write the personal statement; tips and suggestions for how to maximize the personal statement and the resume as well as how to make them stand out. Bring your questions! Please register by going to our Events Calendar  and clicking on the registration link so that we can ensure enough seating and materials for everyone.

June 2016 LSAT Study groups – Taking the June LSAT? Think about joining a study group.  PLAS is helping to coordinate the creation of study groups for the June LSAT.  The process is simple. Students fill out the requested information in the Google form here:  We will create study groups based on your responses and email each student so that the group can coordinate study times.


Upcoming Campus Events

The Career Center spring 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:

  • Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters, Tuesday, April 26 at 5:00 pm

Schwarzman Scholarship

The Schwarzman provides a year of study leading to a Master’s degree in Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. All courses are taught in English. Juniors, seniors, graduate or professional students, and alumni under the age of 28 are eligible to begin their applications NOW. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens in all academic disciplines are welcome.

Two-day informational event will be held this week on April 28 and 29, which will include:

Info Session – Thursday, April 28, 3:30-4:30pm: Program overview, including selection criteria, application process, and benefits of the award

Application Workshop – Friday, April 29, 3:30-4:30pm: Writing strategies & help in getting your application started!

**Both events will be held in room 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building**

The priority deadline for the Schwarzman Scholarship is June 1, 2016, and the required campus deadline is August 23, 2016, so now is the time to learn about the program and get answers to your questions!


Upcoming Off Campus Events and Opportunities

Summer Law and Leadership Academy – Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Summer Law and Leadership Academy is a one-week program designed to foster diversity in the legal profession. The program aims to introduce undergraduate students to the study of the law and expose students to a sampling of potential career paths available with a law degree. Students who attend will gain an understanding of what it’s like to study law at the graduate level. Current undergraduate students who have completed at least 50 credits and possess a 2.7 or above cumulative GPA are eligible to apply for the program.  Interested students should complete the online application form by today, April 25, 2016.

Apply here: Remember to include a letter of recommendation from your college professor or advisor. Questions? Contact Assistant Dean for Professional Development Chasity Thompson, ’02; Phone: (317) 278-3001; E-Mail:

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

Student Intern: Bruce D. Nesbitt African-American Cultural Center

Applications are now being accepted for the Student Intern position for the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC). BNAACC Student Interns are responsible for a variety of tasks that promote the mission of the Center including, but not limited to, clerical duties, programming planning and implementation, and assistance with BNAACC-sponsored events.  This position will assist the staff in the office and will be given responsibilities based on the student’s knowledge and experience level. Responsibilities can include a variety of tasks such as independently planning and implementing programs, assisting in cultural center historical archiving, maintenance of marketing materials, management of social media accounts, working with the WBML radio station, assisting the Artistic Director of the Academy for African American Arts, and working with the University of Illinois Black Chorus. Applicants should possess excellent organizational skills, maturity, initiative, a spirit of collaboration, and a desire to learn.

Please visit: to upload an application, resume, cover letter, and class schedule. Applications will close on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 and staff members will schedule interviews the following week. Federal work study is required to be eligible for this position.

For any additional information, please contact Ms. Tekita Bankhead, Assistant Director, at or 217-265-0409.


Have a great week!

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