Blogs entries posted in October, 2009.

2009-10 PILRAP Applications Due Friday!

Posted by OPI at 9:37 AM in PILRAP

The 2009-10 Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance Program (PILRAP) applications are due Friday, October 30.  Application and program materials are available online.  Applicants may fax or mail applications to the Office of Financial Aid.  Faxed applications must be received by Friday, October 30, while mailed applications must be postmarked by Friday, October 30.  Contact Jarrod Shirk, Public Interest Coordinator, for application or program questions.

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Article: Federal Jobs are Easy to Spot, Hard to Get

Posted by OPI at 12:35 PM in Jobs

In this article, the Wall Street Journal examines the current state of federal goverment hiring.  An estimated 273,000 federal employees will need to be added to the payroll in the next three years to replace retiring employees, according to the Partnership for Public Service.  The article discusses today's government hiring timeline and the challenges faced by the Office of Personnel Management to overhaul the system.

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10 Tips for Successful Table Talk

Posted by OPI at 11:25 AM in Miscellaneous

Increasingly, employers participating in career fairs are conducting "table talk" sessions in addition to, or in place of, one-on-one interviews.  "Table talk" is a less formal information-gathering conversation between employers and prospective employees, similar to a one-on-one informational interview.  Below are ten tips for a successful "table talk" session, courtesy of the Office of Career and Professional Development.  Make sure to review these tips before attending any career fair. (continued)

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EJW Conference & Career Fair Schedule Information

Posted by OPI at 11:06 AM in Miscellaneous

The 2009 Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair is this weekend, October 24-25.  For those attending, the detailed conference and career fair agenda is now available online.  It lists all of the workshop names and room locations.  It can be found at the following link:  Additionally, conference session descriptions can be found here:

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Federal Attorney Jobs to be Featured on National Legal Blog

Posted by OPI at 10:28 AM in Jobs

According to this post, the Blog of the Legal Times has created a new monthly feature to highlight some of the current federal attorney job listings, looking at which agencies are hiring and why, as well as some of the quirkier legal jobs in the corners of agencies you’ve never even heard of.  The Blog of the Legal Times is available at

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2009-10 WCL PILRAP Application Now Available

Posted by OPI at 11:28 AM in PILRAP

Central to the educational mission of the American University Washington College of Law (WCL) is the belief that law is based on the inherent dignity of all individuals.  WCL graduates have a proud history of building upon that core belief.  As a demonstration of its ongoing commitment to see its graduates apply the law to the greater good, WCL implemented the Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance Program (PILRAP). (continued)

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