We strongly encourage you to apply for any fellowship that may help you reach the work you are excited about. Because many fellowships require you to pursue a project with a host organization, however, and because some fellowships have very early deadlines, it is important to begin preparing NOW for your fellowship search.
Keep These Dates in Mind as You Plan Your Summer
February 2, 2023
OPIA has compiled a few key dates that may be useful as you plan your summer internships and other commitments.
Considering Practice Areas
January 23, 2023
Beginning to think about what practice areas may be of interest to you is one of the first steps you should take in anticipation of EIP. As a first step, visit our Researching and Choosing Practice Areas page. Start by watching Intro to Big Law: Choosing a Practice Area, Finding Your Place, and Positioning for the Future, and then move on to the many other resources on the page.
OCS Drop-In Hours
November 3, 2022
Remember, OCS offers drop-in advising M-F from 12:30-1:30 for quick questions (5 mins. or less).
Quick Career Questions?
October 18, 2022
For quick career questions, OCS offers drop-in advising each day from 12:30-1:30. If you have questions about getting started on the 1L job search, updating your resume, or other quick questions, we encourage you to stop by the OCS Suite (WCC 4020) or drop in to the OCS Zoom room.
1L Small Group Meetings – Starting Next Week
October 13, 2022
Check your email for a message from OCS yesterday informing you of the date, time, and other pertinent information about your 1L small group meeting with OCS. Small group meetings are taking place beginning next week through early November.
1L Career Exploration Survey – Last Reminder
October 5, 2022
If you have not done so, make sure to complete this one-minute Career Exploration Survey ASAP. We will use your response to coordinate initial career advising meetings, as the survey asks whether you want your first meeting to be with OCS (private sector) or OPIA (public sector).
Using CSM – The OCS Career Database
September 29, 2022
CSM is OCS’ online recruiting tool. In CSM, you can view and RSVP for OCS events and employer chats or receptions, search for and find job postings, and find many additional resources for your job search.
1L Career Exploration Survey – Due Friday
September 20, 2022
Make sure to complete this one-minute Career Exploration Survey by this Friday, September 23. We will use your responses to facilitate our 1L career advising.
Meet the OCS 3L Peer Advisers
September 20, 2022
Starting after October 15, if you have a quick question or want to talk to someone who has recently “been there, done that,” you can take advantage of the experience of our 3L Peer Advisers.
Clerkships Drop-In Advising
September 13, 2022
The OCS Clerkship Team is excited to announce new virtual drop-in hours on Tuesdays from 12:30pm-1:30pm beginning September 20. Clerkship-specific login information can be found on the drop-ins page. For general questions that may be applicable to a broader audience, please continue to post to the Bench Blog open posts. For longer conversations, please schedule a full appointment.
OCS 3L Peer Advisers
September 7, 2022
Have a quick question? Want to talk to someone who has recently “been there, done that?” Take advantage of the experience of our 3L Peer Advisers, Annie, Freddie, Jack & Kaleb.
Drop-In Hours for Discussing Offer Decisions and More
August 23, 2022
If you are having a hard time narrowing down your options and deciding on offers, have questions about following up with firms, or are concerned about how EIP has gone for you, we encourage you to visit us during our extended drop-in hours.
OCS Extended Drop-in Hours This Week
August 9, 2022
OCS will have extended drop-in hours all week from 10 am-noon ET and 2-4 pm ET each day, with chat offered 12-1. Visit bit.ly/ocszoom for all your quick EIP and callback questions or if you are concerned about your EIP results so far.
OCS Extended Drop-In Hours Next Week
August 5, 2022
OCS will have extended drop-in hours all next week from 10 am- noon EST and 2 -4 pm EST each day with chat offered 12-1.
Have a Worry or Concern? Stop by the OCS Zoom Room!
August 3, 2022
Remember that OCS Advisers and EIP Peer Advisers are here to help you with any issues you are having. There are two more days of EIP ahead. Check in with us in the OCS Zoom Room (bit.ly/ocszoom) to discuss your concerns and potentially do a mock interview or interview tune up to ensure tomorrow is your best day yet.
Questions? We’re Here to Help!
July 28, 2022
If you have last-minute questions or concerns about EIP, we encourage you to take advantage of our extended drop-in advising hours tomorrow 10-12 and 2-4 ET and our live chat, available tomorrow from 12-1 p.m. ET.
Meet the OCS EIP Peer Advisers
July 28, 2022
Have a quick question? Want to talk to someone who went through EIP last year and has “been there, done that?”