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 organization 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 terms. 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:
During the table talk , you will have the option to meet with students 1-on-1, in a group chat setting, or both. If you are looking to have more in-depth conversations with students, then conducting 1-on-1 chats with students would be the best option. If you would like to conduct 1-on-1 student chat meetings, on the registration form please provide the name, email address, and virtual meeting link for each representative who will individually speak to students.
If you would like to meet students in a group setting (for example, if you are providing general information about your organization and do not mind if students come in and out of the session), then you will want to utilize the group chat function in the system. Please place the virtual meeting link where you will be conducting the group meeting in the “Group Chat” section of the registration form.
Finally, you are welcome to conduct both 1-on-1 individual chats as well as group chats if you will have more than one representative attending the virtual reception. One representative could be in charge of conducting 1-on-1 student chats and another representative could be in charge of conducting group chats.
For your convenience, I have attached a quick tour of the table talk platform: vimeo.com/446650071/5c4d65c59e.
How to register for the GPITT:
For new employers:
For returning employers with Symplicity profiles: