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Available Online: Recordings of CSO Panels & Workshops

Did you miss a program this past year? You may now review many of the panels and workshops presented by the Career Services Office this past year (UT EID required):

Nonpracticing Opportunities: Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurial Series for April 2014

The Campus Club and Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship invite you to the Herb Kelleher Center Speaker Series. This fantastic interview-style presentation will be moderated by the new Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Brett Hurt, and former Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Laura Kilcrease. We invite you to take advantage of the opportunity to learn the current methods of funding and the chance to meet face-to-face with successful entrepreneurs.

Each lecture is free and open to the public and will include a reception. Space is limited, so mark your calendar for these two engaging presentations:

Entrepreneurship Live with Daniel Nelson, CEO & Robert Reeves, CTO of Datical
When: Tuesday, April 22
Where: AT&T Conference Center, Room 201
Time: 5:30pm Registration, 6:00pm Program, and 7:00pm Reception
RSVP online

Entrepreneurship Live with Dan Graham, UT Law ’05, Co-Founder of BuildASign.com
When: Tuesday, April 29
Where: AT&T Conference Center, Room 201
Time: 5:30pm Registration, 6:00pm Program, and 7:00pm Reception
RSVP online

Corporate Opportunities for 1Ls, 2Ls, & 3Ls (April 10, 2014)

Below is a list of corporate summer clerkship opportunities available for 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls that are not featured on the UT Law CSO Job Bank. Please note that some may be eligible for course credit.

Additional job opportunities may also be found directly via employer websites and job aggregation sites, such as LawStudentJobs.net, LinkedIn, and Indeed. Read individual job postings and websites carefully and only submit materials requested.

Corporate – Legal

Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF; July 25-26, 2014) – Register by Monday, April 21, 2014

Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)
Friday-Saturday, July 25-26, 2014
Hyatt Regency Suites Perimeter Northwest in Marietta, GA

Students may now register for the Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF), which provides legal employers throughout the U.S. an opportunity to interview rising second- and third-year law students, as well as recent graduates, from more than 50 ABA-approved law schools located in the following 14 states: Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. In past years, approximately 140 employers have interviewed more than 900 students during the two-day job fair.

UT Law 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls (as rising 2Ls, 3Ls and recent graduates) are eligible to participate in this program.

By noon on Monday, April 21, please contact James Cardenas, Programs Coordinator, at cso@law.utexas.edu with the following:

Email Subject Line – SEMJF Student Registration

1) Your first name
2) Your middle name
3) Your last name
4) Your student email address (Please note: you MUST use your school email addresses)
5) Your graduation date
6) Your current year in school

Free CLE for UT Law Students: Ethical Pitfalls of Starting Your Own Practice on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association has invited UT Law students to join them at their General Membership/CLE meeting featuring “Ethical Pitfalls of Starting Your Own Practice.” A four-member panel, consisting of Amie Rodnick, ‘78, Kiele Linroth Pace, ‘00, Jana Terry, and Shannon Hutcheson, ‘96, will each discuss their experiences with ethical issues in starting their own practices, followed by an open question and answer segment.

The CLE will be held at the new Travis County Commissioner’s Court at 700 Lavaca, on the first floor in Conference Room B. Please note that there will be 15 minutes of networking starting at noon, followed by an hour of CLE concluding at 1:15 p.m. You may attend at no cost or purchase lunch tickets for $15.

Register online.

Parking: The entrance is on Guadalupe, between 8th  and 9th Streets. Park in spots labeled “Visitor” or anywhere not labeled “Reserved” if visitor spots are full. Hit LL in the elevator to take the walkway under 8th street to 700 Lavaca. Bring your parking tickets in for validation.

Free CLE for UT Law Students: A Survey of Texas Legal Updates on Friday, April 25, 2014

A Survey of Texas Legal Updates (CLE)
Friday, April 25, all day at the Texas Law Center in downtown Austin

The Hispanic Issues Section of the State Bar of Texas is presenting a full-day CLE event, “A Survey of Texas Legal Updates,” in Austin on Friday, April 25, at the Texas Law Center, 1414 Colorado Street. The CLE will include updates on Texas Supreme Court Case Law, Labor/Employment, Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Family Law, a Legislative Luncheon Panel, as well as an ethics presentation. View the event brochure,

UT Law students may attend the CLE at no cost and should RSVP directly to Angelica Hernandez, Partner at Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, at Angelica.Hernandez@lgbs.com. This is a great way to network with attorneys and keep apprised about various Texas legal updates.

2014 AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships – Applications due Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This year, the focus of Equal Justice Works’ AmeriCorps JD (formerly Summer Corps) is on providing legal service to veterans. As in past years, law students who participate have the opportunity to earn a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award – a voucher for educational expenses – for dedicating 300 hours of service to a qualifying legal project with legal aid organizations, veterans’ law clinics, veterans treatment courts, and state or local government agencies.

The deadline for applications is April 15, and the 300 hours must be completed by August 31, 2014. Interested students will need to complete an application in the Student Application Manager (SAM). A step-by-step guide can be found on the AmeriCorps JD application page.

Summer Housing Opportunities in New York and Washington, DC

Looking for a place to stay this summer while you work in New York or Washington, DC?

If you have experience successfully working with other summer housing resources, please share in the comments below.

Considering a nonpracticing career? Register for the More Than Money Careers Platform.

Considering a nonpracticing career? Register for the More Than Money Careers Platform.
More Than Money (MTM) Careers is a certified benefit corporation, dedicated to help emerging professional change makers get clear, get connected, and get hired for internships and jobs that maximize impact and income. MTM Careers’ process leverages brain sciences principles and more than 30 years of experience with social business leaders to help emerging and established leaders successfully complete for responsible career opportunities that are a best fit for them.

UT-Austin students may register online for free to access MTM Careers’ e-learning platform. Get hired faster for jobs that match your social innovation goals.

  • Get Clear: Take three career quizzes to clarify which type of world-changing work is a better fit for your education, skills, and passion areas.
  • Get Connected: Uncover hundreds of global live jobs and internships in sustainability/cleantech, corporate social responsibility (csr), impact investing, and social change.
  • Get Hired: Learn how to craft your impact resume, convert applications into interviews, and interviews into offers.

Note: Only users with a valid @utexas.edu email address will be authorized to access the platform via MTM’s partnership with UT-Austin. Visit the UTmail page to obtain a free @utexas.edu email address.

Job Opportunities at Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Informational Session – Job Opportunities
Thursday, April 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in CPE 2.204
(see map)

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) specializes in helping companies overcome their biggest challenges, like reacting to disruptive technologies or entering new businesses. They will be offering an informational session for advanced degree candidates at UT-Austin.  For more information about their program, please visit the Advanced Degrees at BCG website.

2Ls: BCG’s “Bridge to BCG” Programs will be discussed. This is a three-day workshop in June that will introduce you to the case interview and the world of consulting. Successful completion of the course leads to a first-round interview (typically around August) for jobs starting in Fall 2015.

3Ls: BCG’s recruiting for their Fall 2014 class is almost complete but a few spots remain open nationwide. If you are interested in working for BCG, you are highly encouraged to attend the informational session on April 3 to meet with Shannon Mackenzie, BCG Recruiting Associate.

RSVP online to either attend or request more information.

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