Throughout the year, whether independently or jointly with the Office of Career Services, student organizations, other campus departments, or local public interest organizations, the Office sponsors an extensive schedule of public interest-oriented programs, including panels, workshops, informal lunchtime discussions, and information sessions. These programs and activities are designed to introduce students to the benefits and practical realities of public service and to specific public service career opportunities.
Programs and activities include:
- Public Interest Career Series: Public interest and public sector practitioners participate in panel discussions and more informal lunchtime discussions focusing on public interest work in general and specific public interest and public sector career choices
- Nuts and Bolts of Obtaining a Summer or Permanent Public Interest Job Series: Programs and workshops focusing on the public interest job hunt -- developing a short- and long-term strategy, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and networking techniques, and funding issues
- Informal Faculty Brown Bag Lunches: Informal opportunities to talk with faculty about their public interest experiences and interests
- Alumni Brown Bag Series: Informal opportunities to talk with School of Law alumni in public interest practice about their experiences.
- Funding Strategies, Fundraising and Grantwriting: Workshops focusing on identifying and applying for summer and post-graduate public interest funding sources, as well as on general fundraising and grantwriting to support public interest work