July 1, 2009

This Week's Posts

WHEW! For a short week, we were busy! This week's posts included:

IBR Applications Now Available

IBR (income based repayment) applications are now available from many major lenders, including the US Department of Education! The IBRinfo.org FAQ is a great place to get an overview of the new payment plan. You will need to contact your lender directly to apply for IBR. If you have Direct Loans through the US Department of Education, you can start here. If you're not sure who is servicing your federal loans these days, check the National Student Loan Data Center.

CSI: Really Just Self-Awareness

Pat Meehan of Job Radio recently gave a tip of the day about Self-Awareness, which dovetails with our discussions about keeping your CSI (credentials, skills, interests) at the forefront as you continue your job search. If you don't know where you've been, you don't know where you're headed, and you can't create a path to get to the next step.

June 30, 2009

ABA Law Student Career Fair

The ABA Annual Meeting will be held here in Chicago again this summer! The Law Student Division (LSD) is hosting a career fair, providing you with an opportunity to talk to various employers and network with fellow law students across the country. Registration for the Meeting also enrolls you in the ABA with full student benefits for the next year and allows you to attend all the LSD events throughout the weekend.

Transitioning to Nonprofit Careers

The Idealist Career Corner has posted a new podcast on transitioning into nonprofit careers. As you continually evaluate your evolving CSI (credentials, skills, and interests), this podcast can help you consider other ways to use your skills. It will also help job seekers to be realistic in what that transition will require. Also, Idealist has created a new guide for those considering the switch too.

June 29, 2009

Interview Attire

Brill Street Marketing provides a good overview on dressing for success during an interview. In particular, three things we see law students miss is: clothes that fit and flatter, ironed shirts, and attention to detail.