Public Service Job Fair

Washington DC/Baltimore Public Service Career Fair

Friday, January 24, 2014


The 2014 Washington, D.C./Baltimore Public Service Career Fair will be held Friday, January 24, 2014. This event features individual interviews, table talk opportunities and resume collections for students from the seven sponsoring area law schools. Last year’s fair brought close to 100 employers and 300+ students together to meet and discuss public interest and government opportunities in the Washington, D.C., area.

Information for Employers

Important Facts about the Career Fair

Employer Registration

How to Request a Schedule

 

Sponsored by American University Washington College of Law; The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Federal Bar Association; George Mason University School of Law; University of Baltimore School of Law; University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law; University of Maryland School of Law; and Howard University School of Law.

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Information for Employers

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 12th Annual Washington D.C./Baltimore Public Service Career Fair! We hope you will join us on Friday, January 24, 2014. Last year’s event brought close to 100 employers and 300+ students together through interviews, table talk sessions, or resume collections to meet and discuss public interest and government opportunities in the Washington, D.C. area.

Hosted by seven area law schools and the Federal Bar Association, the career fair offers law students an opportunity to learn about participating organizations and agencies, including available summer and post-graduate positions. The career fair is an excellent opportunity for employers to meet talented students seeking public service careers, and for students to develop their job search strategies and interviewing skills.

There is no fee to participate in this fair. By registering through our online registration system, you can participate in this one-day event, which includes informal “table talk” and more structured interviews. If you are unable to attend, we can collect résumés on your behalf and send them to you after the event for your consideration.

We hope you can join us. Below are basic details about the fair and instructions on how to register online at https://law-dcpscf-csm.symplicity.com/employers. If you have any questions please contact the PSCF Coordinator, Joanna Bettis Craig, at George Mason University School of Law, via lawcareer@gmu.edu or (703) 993-8020. Once you are registered, more detailed information will be provided. We hope to see you at the event in January!

Sincerely,

The Washington, DC/Baltimore Public Service Career Fair Consortium

Important Facts about the Career Fair


Date: Friday, January 24, 2014

          (Table Talk:  10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Interviews:  9:10 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.)


Important Facts:


•FREE for Students and Employers!!!

• Seven participating law schools with more than 5,000 JD students.

• Co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association.

• Close to 100 public interest, government and other nonprofit employers participated in the 2012 job fair.

•Registration Begins on October 15, 2013, and the deadline to register is December 13, 2013.

Employers can hold morning, afternoon or full day rounds of individual interviews, conduct morning, afternoon or full day table talk sessions, or simply collect resumes to review on their time. Lunch will be provided between the morning and afternoon sessions for all employers participating in Interviews or Table Talk sessions.

Individual Interviews
Students (including 1Ls) will bid for interviews based on the information provided by each employer.  We will provide employers with the resumes of all students who placed a bid for an interview with their organization.  Employers will then select the candidates they wish to interview.  We ask that employers select at least one interview candidate from each participating law school per interview session (morning session - 9:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., afternoon session - 1:10 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.).  Employers are welcome to fill the remaining slots with students from any participating school.  Space will be provided for twenty (20) minute individual student interviews during the morning and afternoon sessions. 

Table Talk
During the Table Talk sessions, employers and students will have an opportunity to meet and talk informally.  Employers will be assigned to tables and students will be free to walk around and talk to representatives.  All student classes are permitted to participate, and students may bring resumes and provide them to employers.  We encourage employers to bring brochures or other materials for students.  Table Talk is available in a morning (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) and an afternoon (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) session. Employers can participate in one or both Table Talk sessions, and may also participate in Table Talk in addition to conducting formal interviews.

Resume Collection
Organizations that are unable to attend the career fair may elect to have the consortium collect and forward student résumés. If you are interested in Resume Collection only, please select this preference on the schedule request.

Employer Registration

To Register:
Previously Participating Employers

If you have participated in the career fair within the last two years, you will receive an electronic invitation by Tuesday, October 1, 2013, containing your PSCF website log-in information.  Then, beginning on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, you can follow the directions below to indicate how you would like to participate.

Employers NEW to the PSCF

Beginning Tuesday, October 1, 2013, NEW employers can register directly through the PSCF website at https://law-dcpscf-csm.symplicity.com/employers.  Once you log on, click on the “Register” tab on the right and side and fill out the Profile. Required information is noted with a red asterisk. Once the Profile is complete, click on the “Submit” button on the bottom of the page. You will then receive a confirmation email, including your user name and password and additional information within 1-2 days.

How to Request a Schedule

After you receive your user name and password:

1. Log into the Washington, D.C./Baltimore Public Service Career Fair website at https://law-dcpscf-csm.symplicity.com/employers.  Log-in using your email and the password that was emailed to you in an invitation or after you registered online.

2. At the Welcome Page, click on “View Schedule Requests” under the “Shortcuts” heading found to the right top side of the main page.  Then select the “Request Schedule” button.  Fill out the required fields on the schedule request form (see specific steps below).  When you are done, select the “Submit” button.  Please fill out a separate Schedule Request form for each session in which you wish to participate.  For example, if you would like to participate in interviews in the morning, table talk in the afternoon, and resume collection as well, you would submit three separate schedule requests.  If you would like to participate in interviews and table talk at the same time of day, please note that you will need to submit two schedule requests and have at least two representatives from your organization attend the career fair, one to cover each session.

    •       If you would like to conduct INTERVIEWS at the career fair: 

    A.     Under “Select Session” chose “Interviews”. 

    B.      Move down to “Time Span” and select whether you would like to conduct interviews for the FULL DAY (9:10 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.), just the MORNING (9:10 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.), or just the AFTERNOON (1:10-4:40 p.m.).

    C.     Enter a “Position Description” or descriptions.

    D.     Select which “Class Years” you are interested in interviewing for your positions.

    E.      Select whether or not you are interested in interviewing LLM students.

    F.      Select if you would like to receive a cover letter in addition to a resume.

    G.      Describe any “Hiring Criteria” making sure to note whether such criteria is preferred or required.

    •       If you would like to participate in TABLE TALK at the career fair:

    A.      Under “Select Session” chose “Table Talk.” 

    B.       Move down to “Time Span” and select whether you would like to participate in table talk for the FULL DAY (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.), just the MORNING (10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.), OR just the AFTERNOON (1:00-3:00 p.m.).

    C.     Enter a “Position Description” or descriptions.

    D.     Select which “Class Years” you are interested for your positions.

    E.      Select whether or not you are interested in LLM students.

    •       If you would like to participate by collecting RESUMES to review and interview at a time/place of your choosing:

    A.      Under “Select Session” chose “Interviews”. 

    B.      Enter a “Position Description” or descriptions.

    C.     Select which “Class Years” you are interested in for your positions.

    D.     Select whether or not you are interested in LLM students.

    E.      Select if you would like to receive a cover letter in addition to a resume.

    F.      Describe any “Hiring Criteria” making sure to note whether such criteria is preferred or required

    Employer Profile

    We also encourage employers to fill out as much information in their “Profile” as possible, particularly the “Overview” section under the “Who We Are” tab.  To do this, simply select the “Profile” tab on the upper left-hand side of the Welcome Page after you log in to the website.  Providing this information is a great way to market your organization to participating students.  Once you are in the Profile section, there are several tabs under which you can place additional information:  “Who We Are,” “Key Statistics” and “Company Culture.”    

    Questions? Call or email the PSCF Coordinator, Broooke Fuller, at George Mason University School of Law at (703) 993-8020 or lawcareer@gmu.edu.

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