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Setting Professional Goals: How to Get Started »

Why is setting goals so important?  Why is the idea of setting goals the topic of law school students’ conversation? Goals are similar to your personal G.P.S. in that they…

Dec 9 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

10 Things You Should Do If You Are Looking for a Job! »

10 Things You Should Do If You Are Looking For A Job! Create or brush up your elevator speech.  An elevator speech reflects the idea that you should be able…

Nov 8 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »
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LIST of 15 THINGS YOU MUST DO BEFORE YOU GRADUATE »

1)Take the lead on something big or small. 2)Read a really, really good book or two. 3)Stay up on current events and trends. 4)Perfect your elevator speech but keep it…

Nov 1 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »
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Webcast Wednesday: 6/25/13 Fall Recruiting, OCI and Document Management »

In this second “Webcast Wednesday” videos, Crystal Deazle, Career Development Office counselor, demonstrates how to use CDO’s online database Symplicity. Students participating in the fall OCI Program use the database to…

Jun 26 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »
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    Outlook on Large Firm Diversity Hiring »

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    The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) reports that diversity hiring rebounded in 2011, making up for decreases seen in…

    Jun 28 2012 / Comments Off / Read More »

    DIVERSITY HIRING IN 2011 »

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    One significant potential consequence of a prolonged recession is a decrease in minority/women hiring. During 2009 and 2010, for the…

    Nov 9 2011 / Comments Off / Read More »

    Women and Minorities in Law Firms »

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    According to 2009-2010 NALP Directory of Legal Employers just over 6% of partners were minorities and 1.88% of partners were…

    Mar 21 2011 / Comments Off / Read More »

    Got Bias? We all do. »

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    In the bestselling book, Blink, Malcolm Gladwell discusses the effect of height on workplace success and reveals these startling facts:…

    Mar 20 2011 / Comments Off / Read More »
    Professionalism

    Transforming your Legal Resume: How to go from a Good to Great Resume! »

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    If you never drafted a legal resume before the Career Development Office provides several samples online in The Complete Guide to the Legal Job Search Process to help you get started. The guide offers information on the drafting process and tips on professional formatting.  Once…

    May 21 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

    Soft Skills »

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    Employers are always looking for hard skills: writing and research skills, winning attitudes and knowledge of the social media tools.  Now they also are looking for a new type of skill set–soft skills or, in other words, a cluster of personal habits, communication skills, attitudes…

    Apr 24 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

    Sticky Tricky Situations: To Round or Not to Round? »

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    The fall interview season can present big and small ethical dilemmas for even the most well-intentioned law student.  The task of creating your resume and representing your credentials to potential employers can be an ethical minefield.  Complicating matters in today’s legal market, a student’s grade…

    Oct 19 2012 / Comments Off / Read More »
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    How Volunteering Helps You Land A Job »

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    Have you listed your volunteer work on your resume? If not, you probably should. A recent survey by LinkedIn found that one out of five…

    Apr 12 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

    Increasing your Leadership Profile »

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    When reviewing a resume, legal employers will often look at a law students’ involvement in the law school and surrounding community.  Participation in organizations, especially…

    Nov 21 2012 / Comments Off / Read More »

    Sticky Tricky Situations: To Round or Not to Round? »

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    The fall interview season can present big and small ethical dilemmas for even the most well-intentioned law student.  The task of creating your resume and…

    Oct 19 2012 / Comments Off / Read More »
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    Philadelphia Diversity Law Group Presentation

      The Philadelphia Diversity Law Group’s (PDLG) mission is to foster participation of a more diverse group of lawyers in the Greater Philadelphia Region. This video describes the application process for PDLG’s  Fellows Program for First…

    Nov 14 2013 / Read More »
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    Transforming your Legal Resume: How to go from a Good to Great Resume!

    If you never drafted a legal resume before the Career Development Office provides several samples online in The Complete Guide to the Legal Job Search Process to help you get started. The guide offers information on…

    May 21 2013 / Read More »
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    Sticky Tricky Situations: To Round or Not to Round?

    The fall interview season can present big and small ethical dilemmas for even the most well-intentioned law student.  The task of creating your resume and representing your credentials to potential employers can be an ethical minefield. …

    Oct 19 2012 / Read More »
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    Fall In Love with Law!

    Now an associate at the 1,400-attorney international law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis (K&L Gates), Bibikos has a successful career in government law concentrating his practice on appellate, constitutional, and government litigation. At…

    Mar 19 2011 / Read More »
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    Solo Practice: Is this the Right Path for You?

    The decision to open your own practice is not one to be made lightly. Before traveling down this road, gather all the information you can in order to set a course of action for success. Some…

    Feb 22 2012 / Read More »
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    PUTTING YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD WITH SUPERVISORS

    Professionalism is reflected in a variety of ways in the workplace. Whether you are starting your first externship position or your first full time position after graduation, professional interaction with your supervisor will be instrumental to…

    Oct 8 2012 / Read More »
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    How Volunteering Helps You Land A Job

    Have you listed your volunteer work on your resume? If not, you probably should. A recent survey by LinkedIn found that one out of five employers has hired someone primarily because their volunteer work. “If you…

    Apr 12 2013 / Read More »
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    Transforming your Legal Resume: How to go from a Good to Great Resume!

    If you never drafted a legal resume before the Career Development Office provides several samples online in The Complete Guide to the Legal Job Search Process to help you get started. The guide offers information on…

    May 21 2013 / Read More »

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