Career Development Office

 

Career Development Office
100 Law Center
Houston, Texas 77204-6060
Phone: 713-743-2090
Fax: 713-743-2091
lawcareer@uh.edu

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Government and Public Interest Table Talk

The Government and Public Interest Table Talk (GPITT) invites government agencies and public interest organizations to campus to speak to University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) students about their organization, area of law, and any available internship or permanent positions. This event provides public sector employers the opportunity to meet informally with students, collect resumes for upcoming positions, and introduce their organizations to a large number of potential candidates and fellow members of the bar (literature and hand-outs are welcomed).  Additionally, the event is an opportunity to expose UHLC students to the varied opportunities available in the public sector.

Employers do not need to offer paid employment to participate in this event. Students accepting positions with government and non-profit organizations generally either (1) receive academic credit through our externship program, (2) secure funding through our public interest fellowship program, or (3) serve as a volunteer. It is critical, however, that employers can provide students with substantive legal work and an attorney supervisor who has been licensed to practice for at least three years.

The open house is open to all current UHLC students.  Most students attending this event are interested in establishing a placement for summer 2014. However, the time can also be used to cultivate interest for internships during the academic year and permanent positions.

Below are the pertinent details for this year’s table talk:

What: Government and Public Interest Table Talk
When: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 11:30 - 12:30 Employer Check-in and Refreshments, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm GPITT
Where: Student Center (formerly known as the University Center) Ballroom
Format: Students come to the fair dressed in business attire and equipped with resumes and cover letters.  Employer representatives are placed at tables designated by the firm’s name and students freely move among tables speaking with the representatives about their organization and practice areas. Students may provide resumes and cover letters to employers.  

After the table talk, employers can follow up with students in any way that they see fit. The Career Development Office can assist by providing interview space for employers after the event.

If your organization would like to join us for the Government and Public Interest Table Talk, please complete the brief registration form by January 23, 2015. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bhavika Shah, Senior Career Specialist in the Career Development Office, at bashah2@central.uh.edu or 713-743-2284.