Career Fair connects students and employers
At Concordia University School of Law, real world experience is just as important as theoretical class work. Internships, externships and mentor relationships are all part of the Concordia curriculum, often opening paths to jobs after graduation.
One of the ways that the School of Law's Office of Career Services supports students' employment goals is by hosting on-campus career fairs. The most recent, held on January 29, connected students with representatives from private firms, corporations, the military, and city and county legal offices.
Prior to the fair, Career Services hosted two events to help students prepare to meet potential employers. Students learned how to effectively present themselves at an Interview Skills Workshop, and received pointers on how to interact with employers at a Career Fair Preparation seminar.
All of which led to good results. "We had good feedback from the employers," says Acting Assistant Director of Career Services Samia McCall. "They seemed to enjoy the event and were impressed with our students, the quality of their resumes and their interviewing skills. Plus, the students enjoyed having the opportunity to speak with attorneys from both the public and private sectors and learn more about their different practice areas."
Third year student, Justin Volle, benefitted from attending the fair, receiving an offer for a summer externship with Schaefer Law, a Boise firm specializing in immigration law. "The career fair was a fantastic opportunity to meet several potential employers including local firms, municipal government agencies, and military JAG representatives," says Volle. "It was an excellent networking opportunity as well as a great information session. As a result of the career fair, I interviewed with Schaefer Law and accepted an offer for a summer externship. I'm extremely glad that I was able to participate in this event."
Learn more about Career Services at Concordia University School of Law.