Monday, November 28, 2011

Law Students: Consider a Trial Court Clerkship

When I was in law school, we were pretty much told that the “least prestigious” clerkships after graduation were with a state trial court. After clerking with a state trial court judge for fourteen months, I still can’t speak to the level of prestige the position has. On the other hand, I can tell you it’s been an amazing experience.

But is a trial court clerkship right for you?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Common Errors in Exam Study

by Amy Jarmon, Law School Academic Support Blog

Students often study for exams in ways that are counter-productive. They may adopt old undergraduate methods for exam study because they do not understand how law school exams are different. Well-meaning advice from upper-division law students may lead them into methods that go against memory and learning theory.

Here are some common techniques that do not work and why they are not wise:

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tell Me About Yourself…


As a current career advisor and former hiring manager, no question seems to intimidate job seekers more than, “Tell me about yourself.” One would think that this would be an easy question to answer, as you are simply speaking about your personal brand and how you can add value to Company X; however the open-endedness of the question often stumps candidates of all ages.

Here are a few things to consider when crafting your answer to this standard interview question:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

4 Networking Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

by Forbeswoman

Whether you’re looking for a job or not, you’ve probably been encouraged to “network, network, network!” more times than you can count. Are all those conferences and events you’re attending leading to new connections or opportunities?

No? You’re not the only one. Many networking newbies have tendencies that actually inhibit building real relationships with their new contacts.

The good news: it’s not that hard to fix.

Here’s what you might not even realize you’re doing wrong—and what to do about it.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Common Social Media Mistakes Job Hunters Make

by Cheryl Palmer

Being unaware of the etiquette expected on different social media sites can be costly. It can certainly cost you job opportunities that you might otherwise have been able to take advantage of.

Here are some common social media errors job hunters make on some of the main networking sites:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Interning In New York City this Summer? Where Are You Going to Live?

With 25 years in student housing, Educational Housing Services (EHS) is a great, safe and convenient housing option in New York City. EHS is a not-for-profit organization that provides safe and convenient housing to students and interns in NYC. The EHS signature lifestyle is available at all residences.

All of the buildings managed by EHS provide the following:

• 24/7 Security staff
• 24/7 Residence staff
• Fully furnished rooms with private bathrooms and heat/AC
• Free high-speed internet access
• Free cable access and LCD TV’s
• All utilities included
***Computer and fitness centers, laundry facilities, kitchens and lounges are also onsite
If you are contemplating living in NYC, but do not want to make a yearlong commitment, this may be an easy solution. To find out more about EHS and the properties that are available this summer, please visit:

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Monday, November 7, 2011

How to Network: Get Out and Do Things. With People.


In college, and then law school, career counselors always pronounced Networking just like that—in italics and with capital letters, as if it were a foreign proper noun or something. They made it sound like Networking was a formula: schedule meeting, exchange cards, and Presto!, you’ve got a job. Or a mentor. Or a client. Or something.

Eventually, I figured out what most people who are successful at networking eventually figure out: Whatever Networking may be, real networking is just getting out and doing things with people. It doesn’t necessarily require an appointment or a suit or a stack of business cards. In fact, it is usually better without those things.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

10 Worst Mistakes of First-Time Job Hunters

by Kelly Eggers

To find out what students can do to better prepare for the current job market, we spoke with career coaches, recruiters and recent graduates.

"I would have started looking for jobs earlier."
Putting off your job hunt isn't a wise move. Among the Adecco survey's respondents, 26% said they would have started looking for potential positions earlier.

"It's easy to fall into 'my weekend starts on Thursday' mode, rather than 'I've got to put my job search into full gear today' mode," said Kane, "but procrastinators will have fewer choices."

Most students don't start thinking about their careers until they have to, said Lindsey Pollak, a career expert who focuses on Generation Y in the workplace. "There's so much you can do that's not a lot of work and not overly time consuming."

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