Starting in November, PDO gets to begin talking to 1Ls about careers and job searching. So…mark your calendars now for 2 important events!
1L Mandatory PDO Orientation: Monday, November 2, 2009
All 1L’s should attend PDO’s first mandatory orientation session on Wednesday, November 3, from 12:15 to 1:15. A second orientation session will be also be required, although there will be makeup session (see below). Food will be served at each. The Orientation will take place in the Moot Courtroom, and will include presentations from the PDO staff. Topics will include how to access information through the Symplicity computer program, which PDO uses to post jobs, conduct on-campus recruiting, and survey students. We will also discuss career counseling, critical PDO programs and events during the year, job search resources, on-campus recruiting, what you should be doing to prepare for a job search, what a legal résumé looks like, and upcoming résumé preparation workshops.
Those who attend the orientation will be given a handbook prepared by PDO with a wealth of critical information. They will also receive Symplicity passwords. Those who don’t attend will not.
First orientation session—Wednesday, November 3–12:15.
Second orientation session—Thursday, November 4—12:15. (To 1Ls who have received a scholarship, and are required to attend the Scholarship Luncheon that day, see below for makeup times. You need to go to the Scholarship Luncheon. You should NOT attend this session. If you are attending the Scholarship Luncheon, and neither makeup session works for you, notify PDO asap).
Makeup sessions: Thursday, November 4–3:00 pm OR Saturday, November 6—9:00 am.