EJW Conference and Career Fair Update

Great news–the deadline to register for this year’s EJW Conference and Career Fair has been extended to next Monday, September 19th.  Below is a message from OCPD with more information:

For those of you interested in attending this year’s conference here are some updates & notes of interest.  If you are going, and are interested in getting some of your costs reimbursed, you need to stop by OCPD asap to get signed up for travel reimbursement.  We will reimburse your $25 registration fee and give you $100 for travel expenses.

The 2011 Conference and Career Fair deadline to register and apply for interviews has been extended to Monday, September 19 at 5 p.m. EDT

For 1Ls – who cannot sign up for interviews – and others who want to just take part in the table talks, the deadline to register is still October. 10th.

Students who attend the Conference and Career Fair not only have access to numerous internship, fellowship, and full-time employment opportunities, but also meet and network with more than 1,000 of their peers from some 200 law schools from around the nation.  Below are tips for students on getting the most out of the Career Fair:

Tip One: Check job postings often!
Employers will continuously be posting new jobs opportunities through Wednesday, September 14 at 5 p.m. EDT.  Also remember to apply through the JusticeWork! system, do not apply directly to the employer.  Employers will review all the application from September 21 to October 3 and you will receive an email letting you know whether you were accepted for an interview or not.  If you receive an invitation to interview, you must accept the invitation and schedule a timeslot to interview no later than Monday, October 10 or your interview slot will be forfeited.

Tip Two: Do your homework to increase your chances.
You will make a better impression with employers if you know what they do before your interview or table talk opportunity.  For example, “I understand your organization litigates housing discrimination cases” makes a better impression than “Can you tell me what your organization does?”

Tip Three:  Network, network and network.
Everyone you meet at the Fair may, at one time or another, become your colleague, mentor, supervisor and/or professional resource. This is a great opportunity to meet the key people in the public interest community.

Tip Four: Stay informed.
Follow us on Twitter (#EJWCCF), like us on Facebook and check back often for updated information.  For more information, visit our website and:
See the Schedule.
See the Conference Keynote by U.S. Solicitor General Donald J. Verrilli, Jr., and workshops.
Reserve a Hotel Room or make travel arrangements.

Important Dates:
September 19: Last day for students to apply for interviews
October 3: Students notified of interview selections
October 10: Last day for students to accept or decline an interview slot
October 10: Last day to cancel registration for a full refund
October 21 & 22: 2011 Conference and Career Fair

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