This year, Dean Meyer has instituted a "Fall Career Week" for the 2Ls and 3Ls during the week of October 10, 2011. Students will be on Fall Break that week, and while the 1Ls focus on their studies and perfecting their Legal Research and Writing assignments, the upperclassmen will be focused on the job search. We have encouraged the students to use the time off from school to work on summer and permanent job searches. Students will be traveling to cities where they plan to work to schedule interviews and informational sessions and to meet alums in their target markets. We are also hoping that they will devote some of the week to the time-consuming task of sending out application materials for open positions.
As part of the Fall Career Week, the Career Development Office will be hosting a "Houston Career Conference" for students interested in the Texas market. The CDO staff members have worked countless hours organizing interviews, informational sessions, table-talks, networking events and mock interviews. We have gotten some great responses by calling and e-mailing our many alums in the Houston area and asking for their participation in this new event. The Conference will be held October 11 and 12 at the Tulane Business School space in the Houston Galleria. We are hoping that this unique conference will give students interested in Texas the chance to chat with experienced practitioners about hiring in the area, the "hot" practice areas, and life in Houston. We know our students will make great use of this time to work on the job search, and we're grateful for the Dean's support in this area by creating this special "Fall Career Week."