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September 2018

OPIA’s 3L Job Search Strategy Lunch

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Join us for an overview of what to expect as students embark on their post-graduate public interest job search!

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OPIA’s Fellowship Insider

September 5 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019

Join Fellowships Director Judy Murciano for an overview of fellowships, grants, and scholarships that will support public interest work, study, research, and entrepreneurship in the US and abroad.

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OPIA’s 2L Job Search Strategy Lunch

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018

Join us for an overview of the 2L summer public interest job search.

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OPIA’s Public Service Kick-Off

September 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

Do not miss our inspiring keynote speaker and HLS alumnus Janson Wu ’03, Executive Director of GLAD! Further remarks from First Circuit Judge David Barron, Dean Manning, and Assistant Dean for Public Service Alexa Shabecoff.

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OPIA’s Public Service Gathering

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HLS Pub

Come mingle with your classmates and OPIA staff.

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OPIA’s LL.M. Series: Public Interest Job Search

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Join OPIA for a discussion of the LL.M. postgraduate public sector job search. Topics will include:

  • Overview of the job search process
  • Employment opportunities for LL.M.s
  • Tips for refining your job search
  • Immigration and financial concerns
  • Job search resources
  • Strategies for networking

Non-pizza lunch provided.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880 in advance of the event.

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LL.M. Series: Drafting Job Search Materials

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Langdell Hall 225 Vorenberg Classroom – North

Before you can start your career exploration, it is critical to get your job search documents in order. Attend this session to learn how to draft a U.S. style resume and cover letter, in addition to how to choose a writing sample and create a list of references. Lunch will not be served so please feel free to bring food. Co-sponsored by OCS & OPIA.

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OPIA’s Presidential Management Fellowship Information Session

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 105 Jackson Meeting Room

Join OPIA staff to get the inside scoop on the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) and its application process.

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OPIA Public Service Venture Fund Organization-Based Fellowships Information Session

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Harvard Law School’s Public Service Venture Fund (PSVF) awards $1 million in grants every year to help graduating students pursue public service careers. If you are a budding social entrepreneur looking to start an organization from the ground up, or planning to begin your career through a fellowship with a nonprofit or government agency, the PSVF can help you achieve your goals. Join OPIA’s Assistant Dean for Public Service Alexa Shabecoff to learn more about the Fund and the application…

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LL.M. Series: Networking

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

The majority of BigLaw jobs are obtained, and often even created, through networking. Attend this program to learn what networking is, and to learn about the basics of how to creatively, enthusiastically and professionally network your way to a job. Lunch will not be served so feel free to bring food.

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OPIA’s Fall Public Interest Potluck

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
OPIA Potluck Location

Enjoy the company of other public interest minded folks as well as some good food at the annual OPIA Fall Potluck! Please complete our Doodle poll to register, including what you will be bringing and whether you’ll be taking the bus.

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October 2018

OPIA 1L Domestic Job Search Strategy Session

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

This event is designed to help 1L students navigate domestic summer employment options in the public sector.

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LL.M. Series: Intro to the NY Job Fair

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A

The NY Job Fair for LL.M.s (also known as the Overseas-Trained LL.M. Interview Program) will occur on January 26, 2019 in New York City. Employers come from all of the world with the sole purpose to our interview LL.M. students. Even if you are not sure whether you plan to participate, attend this information session to learn how the job fair works and the critical deadlines coming soon. Lunch will not be served, so please feel free to bring food.

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OPIA 1L International Job Search Strategy Session

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

This event is designed to help 1L students navigate international summer employment options in the public sector.

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OPIA’s Student-to-Student Job Fair

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

2Ls and 3Ls will be available to answer questions about their previous summer employers and internship experiences.

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November 2018

OPIA’s Staying True to Yourself and Your Chosen Career Path  Cancelled

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
OPIA’s Staying True to Yourself and Your Chosen Career Path

Join us for a discussion with Betsy Fordyce, Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center and 2018-2019 Wasserstein Fellow, about staying true to yourself, your chosen career path, and commitment to public interest while in law school. Read more about Attorney Fordyce’s work and career.

Non-pizza lunch will be provided.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880 in advance of the…

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1L Group Advising: Public Defense

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3013 Room

Interested in pursuing summer public defender work, and unable to make an OPIA appointment until later in the semester? Join some of the OPIA advisors to have your more general questions answered. Brown bag lunch.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880 in advance of the event.

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LL.M. Series: Interview Workshop

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

An interview is your chance to show your enthusiasm, preparation and engagement; it’s where you make your case to a potential employer and bring your resume to life. Learn how to prepare for and succeed in your US-style interviews from OCS’s Marjorie Lanier Lichtenberger. Lunch will not be provided, so please feel free to bring food.

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OPIA’s Rappaport Fellowship Info Session

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3011

Learn about the Rappaport Fellowship, a 10-week summer program that provides stipends for law students to work on public policy issues in local or state government offices.

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1L Group Advising: Government

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Interested in pursuing summer work in federal, state, or local government, and unable to make an OPIA appointment until later in the semester?? Join some of the OPIA advisors to and have your more general questions answered. Brown bag lunch.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880 in advance of the event.

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February 2019

West Coast Law Student Association Career Fair

February 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

Come out to the annual West Coast LSA Career Fair! Come meet West Coast employers from Seattle all the way down to San Diego to learn more about the West Coast legal market, eat some great food, and network with recruiting attorneys! Students from all class years are welcome. Attire is business casual.

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JOLT Career Fair

February 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A

JOLT’s Career Fair is the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology’s largest event of the year. Come and mingle with attorneys from top law firms, particularly focused on tech and IP law. Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. No RSVP needed!

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