Throughout the school year, the Career Planning & Placement Office offers a wide variety of programs covering topics ranging from different practice areas, professional development, interview skills, obtaining a judicial clerkship, to non-traditional/alternative careers, resume and cover letter preparation, how to network and how to launch a successful job search campaign. Attendance at these programs can provide students with insight from practicing attorneys, expert advice on specific hot practice areas, and other "insider" information that is invaluable to the job search. Coming to our workshops also gives you the opportunity to build your network of contacts.
For notice and further details about these different programs, please check the calendar below, read the Career Connection every week, subscribe to the Career Planning & Placement blog and watch for posters/flyers around the Law School.
In order to increase interview/job opportunities for Akron Law students, the Career Planning & Placement Office advertises and/or participates in a number of regional and national job fairs each school year. Often, the Career Planning & Placement Office will pay the registration fees for students in order to give as many students as possible the opportunity to attend. For example, during the 2010-2011 school year, the Career Planning & Placement Office will give students the opportunity to participate in the career fairs listed below. Although this list is not all inclusive, it is representative of the types of fairs that our students attend. Details about specific job fairs and special application instructions are published in The Career Connection well in advance of each job fair's deadline. Be sure to also check the website of each fair to confirm dates and deadlines, as well as whether you meet the requirement to participate. If you have any questions about job fairs please contact the Career Planning & Placement Office at 330-972-5321.
October – Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, Washington D.C/Virginia
February - Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference, Chicago, Illinois
March - Nashville Bar Association’s Damali Booker First Year Minority Clerkship Job Fair, Nashville, Tennessee
March - Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Diversity Job Fair, Cleveland, Ohio
April - The Wayne Co. Employment & Training Connection & Wayne Co. Common Good Inc. in partnership with The University of Akron-Wayne College present: Career Expo
July - Annual San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) Bay Area Job Fair, San Francisco, California
August - Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair, Chicago, Illinois
August - Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF), Kansas City, Missouri
August - The Indianapolis Bar Association Annual Diversity Job Fair, Indianapolis, Indiana
August - Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, Chicago, Illinois
*All job fairs are subject to change. Please check The Career Connection for regional and national job fairs and registration instructions.