Presentations and Events

Throughout the year, CPD hosts skills seminars, trainings, workshops, and practice area-specific panel discussions designed to explore different career paths, advance your employment search, refine your application materials, and improve your interviewing and networking skills.  We also host Spring and Fall On Campus Interview programs, as well as participate in several other hiring programs and career fairs.

Seminars and CPD Information Sessions

Navy JAG Brown Bag Presentation

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Noon in room 309
U.S. Navy JAG will visit our campus next month to host a brown bag informational on applying to serve in the Navy JAG. If you plan to apply for a post-grad position or intern/externship, please attend this info session. If you wish to be added to CPD's JAG listserv, contact Erin Fullner at fullnere@seattleu.edu. Please RSVP in Symplicity or e-mail Junsen Ohno (ohnoj@seattleu.edu).

Job Search Strategies for 3Ls and Recent Grads

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
5:30 PM in room 328
The seminar will cover job search tactics, networking, direct applications, and responding to job postings. Please RSVP in Symplicity or e-mail Junsen Ohno (ohnoj@seattleu.edu).

Women in the Law Panel

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Noon in room C5
Please join Perkins Coie partner Judy Jennison, Microsoft attorneys Nichole Abbotts and Leslie Boyd, and Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office Tessa Gorman for a moderated panel discussion on Women in the Law. These successful attorneys will discuss their personal career trajectories and respective leadership paths, as well as topics including flexibility in career planning, networking, and the importance of mentors. Please RSVP in Symplicity.

Introduction to The Center for Professional Development and the Practice of Law

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Noon in room 110
Join us for a seminar on the programs and services offered by CPD, professionalism in the practice of law, and beginning your legal career. All 1Ls are strongly encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to Junsen Ohno at ohnoj@seattleu.edu.

Introduction to The Center for Professional Development

Thursday, September 17, 2015
5:30 PM in room 309
Join us for a seminar on the programs and services offered by CPD, professionalism in the practice of law, and beginning your legal career. All 1Ls are strongly encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to Junsen Ohno at ohnoj@seattleu.edu.

Finding a Public Interest Job

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Noon in room 110
The public interest arena is a vastly rich and varied legal avenue. Whether you have a firm idea of what you want to do in serving the public good, or are exploring your options, this seminar will give you information in determining what is right for you and how you can pursue that career path. This seminar covers methods of navigating the competitive landscape of public interest jobs and fellowships, ideas for experiences to pursue today so you are a competitive candidate in the future, and an overview of fellowships and the fellowship application process. Please RSVP in Symplicity or e-mail Junsen Ohno (ohnoj@seattleu.edu).

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Information Session

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Noon in room 110
The Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF) is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. This highly competitive program offers finalists with an opportunity to secure highly sought-out positions in government agencies. This information session provides details about the types of opportunities available, strategies for the application process, and important deadlines. Please RSVP in Symplicity or e-mail Junsen Ohno (ohnoj@seattleu.edu).

Alternative Career Panel

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Noon in room C5
BELA, CPD, and JD/MBA will be hosting an Alternative Career Panel with panelists from a variety of different fields including Human Resources, Compliance, Consulting, and Accounting. Although many of us enter law school to become practicing attorneys, there are many other non-traditional career paths for individuals who obtain their JD degrees. These alternative careers do not necessarily require a law degree or, for those with a degree, to be bar certified, but a legal education is preferred by employers in these areas. The employment environment in Seattle and elsewhere is rapidly changing. Come to our panel to learn about some of the various alternative careers open to you! Please RSVP in Symplicity or e-mail Junsen Ohno (ohnoj@seattleu.edu).

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Information Session

Thursday, October 1, 2015
5:30 PM in room C7
The Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF) is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. This highly competitive program offers finalists with an opportunity to secure highly sought-out positions in government agencies. This information session provides details about the types of opportunities available, strategies for the application process, and important deadlines. Please RSVP in Symplicity or e-mail Junsen Ohno (ohnoj@seattleu.edu).

Compliance Panel

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Noon in room C1

Securing a Job for Your Second Summer

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Noon in room 110
Join CPD for this lunchtime seminar on the next steps to secure employment for summer 2016. We will provide sure-fire strategies for seeking out and landing law clerk positions, internships, fellowships, and other experience-building opportunities next summer. Please RSVP in Symplicity or e-mail Junsen Ohno (ohnoj@seattleu.edu).

Compliance Panel

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Noon in room C1

Finding a Government Job

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Noon in room 110
This seminar will prepare you to apply for jobs at all levels of the government. We will discuss how to find positions with the federal government as well as city, county, and state governments. We will also give suggestions and tips of drafting compelling application materials and targeted cover letters, crafting a persuasive federal resume, and developing a helpful and effective legal network. Please RSVP in Symplicity or  e-mail Junsen Ohno (ohnoj@seattleu.edu).

Networking Seminar

Thursday, November 5, 2015
5:00 PM in room 109
Networking is a critical part of your job search. You can learn about specific job opportunities, meet people who have career paths that inspire you, and learn about a particular practice area. In this seminar, CPD will address the importance of networking and ways that you can effectively and efficiently continue building your professional network. A brief Q&A session will be held immediately following the seminar in room 110. Please RSVP in Symplicity or e-mail Junsen Ohno (ohnoj@seattleu.edu).

Indian Law Panel

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Noon in room C1
Join CPD and the Center for Indian Law & Policy for a lunchtime panel. You will hear from experienced practitioners who work for local tribes, law firms, and the federal government. Please RSVP in Symplicity or e-mail Junsen Ohno (ohnoj@seattleu.edu).

Indian Law Panel

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Noon in room 110
Join CPD and the Center for Indian Law & Policy for a lunchtime panel. You will hear from experienced practitioners who work for local tribes, law firms, and the federal government. Please RSVP in Symplicity or e-mail Junsen Ohno (ohnoj@seattleu.edu).

Annual 1L Diversity Meet & Greet

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
5:30 PM in the 2nd Floor Gallery

The event format will feature "table talk" and an opportunity to mingle with attorneys and recruiting representatives from firms hosting a 1L summer diversity fellowships. Dress is business causal attire. Please RSVP in Symplicity or e-mail Junsen Ohno (ohnoj@seattleu.edu).