Pre-Law Opportunities Newsletter
July 27 2023 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources
FROM THE ADVISOR:
I hope you’re drinking lots of water and soaking up the last days of summer vacation in style. In addition to my wonderful work in the career center, I have also been saving the planet (thrift shopping) and supporting local businesses (getting takeout). We all must do our part.
As the fall approaches, let’s talk about jobs. Work experience should be at least one of two things:
- Resume boost – something unique or meaningful or challenging that speaks to your academic/professional interests
- Learning experience – something that gives you more information about a field or subject you can see yourself exploring further in the future
Pleasehear me! Law firm roles like paralegal & legal assistant fall into category #2. They will not provide a significant resume boost. It is better to vary your experiences and pursue other interests prior to law school.
So, how do you find these experiences? Thank you for asking. Here are some ways to get started.
- Google – Get familiar, y’all. Search, for example, “immigration internship” and narrow by geography.
- Handshake – A fantastic and underutilized job resource. Use the keyword search.
- Idealist.org – A great resource for public interest positions in all locations.
- Federal, state, and local government – Extend your search beyond usajobs.gov (new window) and think about community governing and local lawmaking.
- What Can I Do with my Georgetown Major? (new window) – Expand your idea of what students in your major and other fields do. Look at sample roles and go from there.
- Start with a workplace – Research local work settings first, then look for job listings or inquire directly. Target a specific interest, like policy think-tanks or education nonprofits.
- Hoya Gateway (new window) – Find Georgetown alumni who are doing interesting work and look at their resumes to figure out where they started.
And as always, I’m here to help you chart your path. Smooth sailing!
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