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March Madness: Oregon Law 3Ls & LLMs Compete to Win

Third-year and LLM students: our March promotion is for you and you alone.

Whether you are actively searching for a professional opportunity or not, now is the time to update your job search materials. All 3Ls and LLMs who upload a resume and cover letter onto Symplicity for counselor review by March 23 (note the new, extended deadline) will be entered into a drawing for a still-to-be-determined but certain-to-be-fabulous prize upon the documents’ approval. 

As we explained in the Advisor last fall, we are enhancing the professional development support we provide students through an annual review process. See http://law.uoregon.edu/career/advisor/november-15-2011/annual-review-a-new-way-for-the-career-center-to-help-you-reach-your-goals, which explains how that process helps you put your best foot forward each time you apply for a professional opportunity.

When we review application materials, we don’t just proofread them; we also strive to teach students to prepare stronger materials in the future.  While we look for nits (and teach students to do the same), we also offer suggestions regarding resumes’ and letters’ substance, organization, and tone. This past fall, we reviewed all student OCI Program submissions, and employers told us that our students’ applications had never looked better.

The process is simple. At some point before March 23, upload your resume and a cover letter onto Symplicity for approval by a career counselor. Those of you who have done this already by applying for a position through Symplicity in 2011-2012 do not need to do anything else. Students who have not had documents approved by the Career Center since August 1, 2011, should upload a current resume and cover letter by March 23. Once we approve your materials, we will enter you in our prize drawing.

But wait; there’s more: the March Madness piece. If the number of 3Ls and LLMs with approved documents by March 31 exceeds the total points scored in the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship game on April 2, Dean Hanley will rent a local bowling alley for your use for two hours. That’s right: free bowling for all 3Ls and LLMs if you beat the point total in the Men’s Final. Last year’s 53-41 UConn victory would have required just 95 students to participate for the win. If you like to bowl (and really, who doesn’t?), encourage your friends to upload today!

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