Successful Interviewing & Networking at Public Service Career Fairs

By: Steve Grumm

Are you participating in public service career fairs this fall, or at least contemplating it?  Here’s some wisdom on making the most of career-fair opportunities from this month’s NALP Bulletin:

Public service job fairs are an excellent opportunity for students to interview and learn about potential employment opportunities. However, given the ease of the job fair application process, many students will submit their materials without much forethought. This large number of applicants increases competition for positions and face time with employers. For example, over 1,200 students from 200 law schools are expected to participate in next month’s Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. Last year the event attracted approximately 117 employers from 27 states looking to fill about 140 positions—that’s tough competition!

Here are some tips and strategies to aid students in making the most of any public service job fair….

Read the full article, written by career counselors Ginna Galbraith (South Texas College of Law) and Samantha Kasmarek (Syracuse College of Law).

And don’t forget PSJD’s interviewing and networking resourcs, available on our Career Central page.

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