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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Looking for a Summer Job? Check the JobNet!

If you are in the process of looking for a job this summer, be sure to check the Career Services Office's online job postings. April has always been a busy time for summer job postings on the JobNet. Currently, there are 100 summer internships posted on the CSO JobNet. Of those posted, 86 are for first year-day and second year-evening students.

In addition to checking the Career Service Office's online job postings, below are some other helpful tips for looking for a summer job.

Check other on-line resources.
Do not limit your search to one single job posting site. The Online Job Search Resources handout found in the document library on Symplicity offers a helpful list of a variety of other job search websites depending on your area of interest.

Request reciprocity.
If you are looking for employment out of state, you may be able to request reciprocal services from a law school career services office in that state. Visit our reciprocity page for more information.

Contact firms and organizations directly.
Do not wait for a job to be posted. Be proactive in your job search by contacting firms and organizations directly. Use and other online directories to do a targeted search of organizations within your area of interest.

Network. Network. Network.
According to the 2013 Summer Employment Survey, most students found their summer job through informal means, either through a referral from someone they know or through networking and self-initiated contact. Don’t know where to start? Read the networking section of our handbook available for download on our Symplicity homepage.

Be flexible.
If you have a car, look for opportunities outside of major metropolitan areas. Also consider unpaid positions. The more flexible you are regarding pay and location, the better your chances are for finding summer employment.

Have questions about your job search? Make an appointment with a Career Services Counselor. Please call 617-422-7229 to schedule an appointment.