Faculty of Law
Career Readiness Conference
Monday 24th September 2012 at ITAMS, Innovation Campus
You are invited to attend the Faculty of Law’s first ever Career Readiness Conference!
There are no shortcuts to job-seeking success, or to refining your interview technique. Before you can present your case in the courtroom, you need to be able to argue your way into a job. The Career Readiness conference will get you better prepared for a career in Law, providing you with the information and tools you need to help you transition into the workforce.
|Faculty of Law Career Readiness Conference|
|When: Monday, 24th September (8:50am – 6:00pm, registration from 8:30am)|
|Where: ITAMS Building, Innovation Campus, Squires Way, Fairy Meadow |
Getting to iCampus
|Registration: Register Here|
|Registration Closes: Friday, 14th September|
|Program: Download the program|
|Delegates: Bachelor of Law single and double degree students – all years, undergraduate and postgraduate.|
About the Conference:
The Career Readiness Conference is a full day program for students from the Faculty of Law. The Conference encompasses a key note speaker, industry panels, tips for applying for jobs and effective interview techniques, panel discussions, and a mock interview component. You will gain knowledge and insights about the legal industry through participating in workshops and from a panel of industry-based professionals, as well as receiving some helpful advice from recent graduates about their journeys since graduating. The mock interviews will provide students with the opportunity to be interviewed by UOW alumni and industry experts and receive constructive face-to-face feedback.
At the conclusion of the Conference, the networking event will give students the valuable opportunity to meet and network with conference interviewers, presenters & Law Faculty members.
For more information on the conference – click here
The legal field has an impact on nearly every aspect of our society, with lawyers providing a link between the legal system and the community. However, a law degree can lead you into many diverse careers, including in politics, health, the media and environmental protection.
Now is your chance to find out how you can play your part in this exciting field and what steps you need to take to carve out a successful career. We’ve designed the program so that you can come away with a concrete plan on to how to find and obtain work and feel confident and prepared for any interview situation. You’ll gain insights about the range of diverse careers that a law degree can lead to, hearing from industry professionals and receiving some invaluable advice from recent graduates about their journeys since graduating. In addition, the mock interview sessions will allow you to practice interview techniques and feel prepared for your future job applications.
This intensive one-day conference has practical components; you will have the opportunity to get your resume organised, work on improving and refining your interview techniques and practice your networking skills.
It’s never too soon to start thinking about life after uni. So whether you are only in your first year or you are about to graduate, you’ll benefit from attending. Over the day students will be involved in the following:
- Key Note Address by Hon Justice Terry Buddin
- Mock panel interview experience
- Advice from past graduates
- Industry panel discussion from employers of Law graduates
- Resume Writing workshops
- Interview Skills Workshops
- Networking session
- And much more...
Registrations are now closed for 2012. Please check back next year for more information
Learn how to create and shape your cover letter and resume, display your skills, knowledge and experience effectively and tailor your application to the position you are applying for.
Part One: Thursday 2nd August 2012 - 12:30 - 1:30pm Room 67-202
1 hour session on resume and cover letter writing, tailored to law students.
Part Two: Tuesday 7th August 2012 - 12:30 - 1:30pm Room 67-202
1 hour follow up session to review your resume with industry professionals on hand to give advice on what employers are looking for.
Lunch will be provided.
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