Professionalism Week 2013

September 16th – 20th

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Alumni Affairs, Center for Career Development, and John Marshall Bar Association Present:

A series of events organized by the UF Law community designed to advance students’ transition into the legal profession.

Please RSVP for specific events listed below as space is limited for some programs.

Monday, September 16th

“Managing Your Online Image”

(Sponsored by Center for Career Development and John Marshall Bar Association)

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard (UF Law campus)

It is not just about how you come across in your application materials and during your interview… your digital presence will also likely have an impression on employers. Stop by the table in the courtyard, grab a cup of coffee, and be sure to grab a handout to learn how your online persona can have an impact on your career objectives.

Tuesday, September 17th

“Networking 101”

(Sponsored by Center for Career Development, Alumni Affairs, and the North Central Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association)

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: 180

Legal networking is a critical component of your professional development and career exploration process. This event is designed to help ease students into this process help them feel comfortable in small or large group settings. Join a collection of panelists that includes lawyers and alumni relations specialist to gain the confidence to begin distinguishing yourself by networking.

Panelists

  • Rob Griscti, Of Counsel at Dean Mead
  • Lauren Wilcox, Senior Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, UF Law
  • Ron Kozlowski, Partner at Turner, O’Connor, Kozlowski

Please log onto Symplicity and RSVP under the “Events” tab.

Wednesday, September 18th

“Dress For Success”

(Sponsored by the John Marshall Bar Association “JMBA”)

Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard (UF Law campus)

Join a collection of student organizations for a fun and informative presentation on the expectations associated with proper legal attire. The courtyard will be converted into a catwalk and commentators will provide insights on the clothing modeled by student leaders. Lunch will be provided for attendees.

Please log onto Symplicity and RSVP under the “Events” tab.

Friday, September 20th

“Government, Public Service, and D.C. Opportunities: The Insider’s Perspective”

(Sponsored by the UF Law DC Alumni Group)

Time: Presentation from 12:00-12:50, Lunch from 1:00-1:50
Locations: Hol 180 (presentation) and Faculty Dining Room (lunch)

A team of UF alumni are traveling from Washington, D.C. to Gainesville to make sure you have the insider’s perspective on how to land a job. Do not miss this unique opportunity to hear from lawyers and leaders who are here to help UF Law students interested in private and public service careers.

Additionally, limited seats are available for a networking lunch immediately following the panel. You must attend the panel to participate in the lunch. Space for the lunch is limited!

Panelists

  • Marti Cochran, Partner at Arnold & Porter (former Chief Counsel and Staff Director, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Securities)
  • Bill McCollum, Partner at Dentons US LLP (former FLorida Attorney General and former Memeber of Congress)
  • Adam Gropper, Legislation Counsel, Joint Committee on Taxation
  • Scott Ray, Assistant U.S. Attorney (Felony Major Crimes), District of Columbia, Department of Justice

Please log onto Symplicity and RSVP under the “Events” tab. Please note, there is an “event only” option and an “event plus lunch” option.

Friday, September 20th (Cont’d)

Law Alumni Council Kick- Off Social

(Sponsored by the UF Law Alumni Council)

Time: 5:00-6:00
Location: 2-Bits Lounge (UF Hilton)

Future leaders, take advantage of this opportunity to develop connections with current leaders in the legal profession and discover what it means to be a part of the Gator Nation. Our law school has a rich tradition of developing leaders who graciously give their time, talent, and resources for the benefit of others. Discover how you can become a part of this tradition while developing your professional network and connecting with alumni.

Please log onto Symplicity and RSVP under the “Events” tab. This event is only open to law student members of the Law Alumni Council.  To learn more about the Student Law alumni Council and to join, please click here.

Friday’s events mark the culmination of “Professionalism Week” and provide an ideal opportunity to implement all of the skills you have developed over the week! We hope you will participate.

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