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Public Service Career Fair | January 29-30, 2015

Public Service Career Fair, hosted at The University of Texas School of Law, is the largest public service job fair for law students in the state of Texas. During both days of the fair, public interest and government employers will conduct interviews for paid and unpaid summer and permanent positions. Employers may request to interview 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, LL.Ms. and/or alumni up to one year after graduation from all nine participating Texas law schools.

Interviews will be conducted on Thursday, January 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, January 30, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. Students will submit all application materials online for employers to review and select interviewees . Employers may choose to participate in one or both interview days. In addition, on Thursday, January 29, employers may also host informational tables in the Law School's Susman Godfrey Atrium from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

On Friday, January 30, Heather Jarvis will be discussing the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program during lunch from noon-1:15 p.m. A former capital defense attorney with law school debt, Heather Jarvis now dedicates her expertise to helping student loan borrowers make better decisions so that higher education can be a reality for all - not just those who can afford it.

For more information, please contact Nicole Simmons, Director of Public Service Programs, at 512-232-1160 or nsimmons@law.utexas.edu, or Alisha Camacho, Job Fair Coordinator, at 512-232-7110 or acamacho@law.utexas.edu.

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014: Employer registration on the Texas Consortium Symplicity opens.
  • Thursday, December 4, 2014: Employer registration closes.
  • Monday, January 5, 2015: Employers may begin reviewing student applications; preselect period on Texas Consortium Symplicity opens.
  • Monday, January 12, 2015: Deadline for employers to submit interview awards is at noon (Central).
  • Thursday, January 22, 2015: Final interview schedules will be sent to employers via email.
  • Thursday-Friday, January 29-30, 2015: Public Service Career Fair

How do we register for Public Service Career Day?

Online registration is currently available on the Texas Consortium Symplicity module. The deadline to register is Thursday, December 4, 2014. Interview dates are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that your password for this Symplicity module is not the same password for the UT Law Symplicity module. If you registered for PSCF in past years then you should be in the database.

Returning employers may log in at the Texas Consortium Symplicity module. Reminder: Your user name is your complete email address. If you have forgotten your password, please select the "Forgot My Password" button and enter your email address in the username field. A new password will be sent to you.

New employers may log in at the Texas Consortium Symplicity module and select the “Register” tab to create your employer profile. Once you have completed this step, you will receive an email with your password so you may register for the Fair.

To register:

  • Select [Interviews] from the toolbar at the top of the screen.
  • Select the [Schedule Requests] tab. Carefully read the instructions in the yellow box, which appear once you have selected this tab.
  • Click the [Request Schedule] button. System will automatically refresh to Recruiting Session name "Public Service Career Fair 2015."
  • Please complete all parts of the request form including describing the positions you are interviewing students for in the "Position Description" box. In addition, please write one of the following in the "Scheduling Notes" box:
    • Interview Only
    • Interview and Table Talk
    • Table Talk Only (this option available only on January 29, 2015)
    • Resume Collect (if you will not be conducting interviews on campus but wish to solicit student resumes).
    • Please indicate if you are interviewing students for unpaid positions
  • Click [Submit] when you are finished.

Schedule requests are processed in the order they are received. You will receive an email confirming your registration as soon as your request has been processed.

When will we receive the student materials for Public Service Career Fair?

Resumes and any other requested prescreen materials (transcripts, writing samples, etc.) will be available on the Texas Consortium Symplicity module on Monday, January 5, 2015. Detailed instructions will be sent to you once you have registered for Public Service Career Fair.

Note regarding application materials: Symplicity converts all uploaded Word documents into PDF documents. Please be aware that occasionally the original format of the document may be altered during the conversion. This is not the fault of the student but a limitation of the conversion software. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

When are interview selections due?

Please designate on the Texas Consortium Symplicity module the students you wish to interview (referred to as "preselect") and any alternates by noon (Central) by Monday, January 12, 2015. Detailed instructions will be sent to you as this date approaches.