Monday, December 20, 2010

CSO Holiday Hours

Monday, 12/20 - Wednesday, 12/22:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday, 12/27 - Wednesday, 12/29:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed: Thursday, 12/23 - Friday, 12/24
             Thursday, 12/30 - Friday, 12/31

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Top Ten Things Companies Look For When Making Hiring Decisions

By: Heidi Radakovich

When interviewing candidates on campus for open positions, there are several things we look for when determining whether or not we will move forward with an offer. To give you a competitive edge, I would like to share these characteristics with you. I can’t imagine that across industries/companies the general qualifications are very different. Happy interviewing!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Timing Final Exams: What Law Students Can Learn from Cinderella

by Laura Bergus

The time limit on most law school exams can be one of the most difficult facets of finals. Use these tips to help make sure you’ve used your time wisely in the race against the clock.
Unlike most law students, I have a five year-old daughter. Ever since I’ve started paying her small sums for extra chores, she’s been saving up a new Disney Princesses toy, which she purchased last night. As I was roped into role play after role play (many involving requests for my rousing rendition Sebastian the Crab’s “Under the Sea)” my guilt for not studying for finals was mounting. So, I turned to the dolls scattered across the floor for inspiration.
I decided that taking a timed law school exam is a lot like Cinderella’s story: you’d better be sure you’ve danced with Prince Charming before the clock strikes midnight.
Not following the analogy? Here’s what I mean: Cindy has a rough life, not unlike how a law student might perceive herself. (You decide who gets to be the Evil Stepmother.) When she has the chance to attend the ball, Cindy know’s she’s good enough to marry the prince, but must figure out how to get in the door, much like the law student who’s mastered future interests and is just waiting for her chance to prove that mastery to the instructor. The final exam is that chance; it’s the one shot at the royal ball to win the prince’s heart. How do you ensure that you’ve made a good impression before your ride home reverts to a gourd? 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

10 Stress Busters

by Amy Jarmon, Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs, Texas Tech University School of Law

Tis' the season for stress.

Consider using the following quick tips to lower stress:

Some Tips for Upcoming Exams

by Amy Jarmon, Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs,Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Sometimes it is the little things that are most beneficial during the exam period. They give you more control over the situation and more confidence.

Here are some tips: