Mark Your Calendars — Week of September 19

So many great opportunities to share this week — a pre-Law workshop, an LSAT scholarship, an internship listing, a law school fee application waiver, a law school admissions webinar and more! Take a look!

Perfecting Your Personal Statement and Resume for Law School — TODAY Monday, September 19, 4-5pm, 514 IUB

The personal statement is one of the most difficult yet powerful elements of the law school application. Join us for this workshop, which will cover what the personal statement is, how to prepare for writing it, and some tips and suggestions for making it reflect an applicant’s strengths. We will also discuss how the personal statement and resume can complement each other to create a stronger law school application. There are a few spots still available for today’s session on a first come, first served basis so feel free to come by even if you haven’t pre-registered. Other sessions will be offered in October and November. Each session is the same, so select the one that best suits your schedule. Click on this link to view the PLAS calendar.

And coming soon….

Law School Fair — Tuesday, October 4, 10am-2pm, Illini Union A, B, C

The Law School Fair is a gathering of over 100 law school representatives here on campus to talk to you about their schools.  Everyone is welcome — students, alumni, community representatives.  Dress is business casual.  Want to find out if your favorite schools are attending?  Click on this link to learn more about the event.

Upcoming Campus Events and Opportunities

iUnite Week — September 19th-23rd

Keynote Address — Tearing Hatred from the Sky: A Discussion with Bree Newsome, Community Organizer and Activist Who Removed the Confederate Battle Flag from the South Carolina State House

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7pm Illini Union, Rooms ABC

Driven by an unwavering belief in the power of the individual to make change, Bree Newsome established herself as a touchstone of empowerment for disenfranchised people around the world when she tore down the Confederate flag in front of the South Carolina statehouse in 2015, in the name of social justice and equality. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Newsome seamlessly blends her artistic talents with her passionate activism, educating and inspiring audiences to organize and stand together to transform society into a world where the lives and contributions of all individuals are recognized equally.

Sponsored by the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations, Inclusive Illinois, and the Illini Union Board. View the full iUnite Week schedule at:

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, & LinkedIn Reviews
    • September 19, 2-4:30pm at the Career Center
    • September 19, 7-9 pm at the Undergraduate Library
    • September 20, 2-4:30pm at the Career Center 
    • September 20, 5:30-7:30 pm at the IKE (SDRP Building)
    • September 21, 2-4:30 pm at the Career Center
    • September 21, 7-9 pm at the Undergraduate Library
    • September 22, 2-4:30pm at the Career Center
    • September 23, 2-4:30pm at the Career Center
    • September 25, 4-9pm at the Undergraduate Library
  • Career Fairs: Maximizing Your Experience, September 19, 4-5pm, Room 143
  • Acing Your Interview, September 19, 5-6pm, Room 143
  • Making Your Major Decision, September 20, 4-5pm, Room 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building
  • Creating Your Powerful Resume, September 20,4-5pm; September 21, 4-5pm, Room 143
  • Creating Your Powerful Cover Letter, September 20, 5-6pm; September 21, 5-6pm, Room 143
  • Finding an Internship, September 22, 4-5:00 pm

And coming in October….

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.

Illinois Leadership Center has announced its fall i-programs. Next up: Intersect, on September 24 at 10:00 a.m.  The Intersect Leadership program is designed to help students focus on interpersonal communication and team building. Students who participate will work with fellow students to accomplish team challenge goals. Click here to learn more and to register.

Upcoming Off Campus Internships, Scholarships and Events

LSAT Scholarship — Diversity Scholarship Foundation — Applications due THIS Wednesday, September 21!

This Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who is actively applying to an accredited law school in Illinois, Wisconsin, or Indiana or is a recent graduate with a four-year degree and is taking the LSAT. Eligible students maintain a 3.5 GPA. The award will be sent directly to LSAT or to a law school and/or to a LSAT class provider and/or tutoring for LSAT.  For more information and to apply, click on this link: DSF 2016 Scholarship Application.

Department of State InternshipsApps due Oct. 14

Are you interested in a career as a diplomat? The U.S. Department of State offers students unpaid internships to work in U.S. embassies and consulates around the world and throughout the United States. Must be at least a college junior with minimum 2.5 GPA, U.S. citizen, able to pass a background investigation. All majors accepted. Visit their website here for additional details; you can also subscribe to receive their emails about internship opportunities. Applications are due October 14

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.

Illinois Club Scholarships — Applications Due Saturday, October 15!

Diverse and welcoming, The Illinois Club draws its membership from all areas of the University as well as the surrounding community. Since 1915, The Illinois Club has provided financial support to worthy undergraduate students. We now award scholarships in excess of $20,000 each year.

  • Seven-Nine (7-9) combined Make-A-Difference Awards & Isabelle Purnell Education Awards of $2,500
  • One (1) Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award of $3,400
  • One (1) Global Focus Award of $2,500

You must be an undergraduate, have earned at least 60 credit hours by the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester, and graduate no earlier than December 2017 to apply. A minimum GPA of 2.75 at both the time of application and winning of award is required. Applicants are evaluated for all awards for which they are eligible. For more information, go here:  To apply for these scholarships, please complete the application here: Interviews with finalists will be scheduled January 21 and 28, 2017.

Law Schools

Emory University School of Law: Great news, law school applicants! We just received several application fee waivers for Emory University School of Law! Email us at to claim; first come, first served. Must apply this year.

New York University School of Law — Office of JD Admissions Webinar — September 21, 2:30pm CST/3:30pm EST

Beginning this week, NYU School of Law Office of JD Admissions will offer webinars for prospective students.   These presentations will be a special broadcast of a live information session with an admissions representative.  Prospective students will have an opportunity to submit questions about NYU’s curriculum, student life, and the admissions process via the online chat tool.  Interested students may register at: and select a date on which they would like to joint the webinar.  Someone from the NYU School of Law Office of JD Admissions will then be in touch with the student a few days before their chosen session with access instructions.  The school offers a total of five different dates for this event.  If you have an interest in applying to NYU School of Law you should register for one of these webinars!


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