Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Law School Waiting Game!

I must admit that I am a bit indecisive and coming to the decision to go to law school took me a long time. As a result, I didn’t have the benefit of a lot of counseling or preparation. I prepared for the LSAT in 6 weeks and took it late in December and applied late in January. I was told that this was going to be a huge disadvantage because of the rolling nature of the admission process. After the mad rush that was applying to law school, all I can do now is wait, wait for acceptances (hopefully). Next I filled out the FAFSA for financial aid purposes. Another very important step for me is going to be finding scholarships on my own. I have only begun this process, but so far I have found a good site called If you are looking for scholarships this would be a good start! In conclusion, don’t procrastinate and keep you’re your hopes up!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Applying for Internships / Jobs Checklist

By Priyanka Surio

• Create a CaneZone account using my C #
• Create my Resume and upload it on CaneZone
• Look for Internships and Jobs using CaneZone, UCAN, Career Shift or
• Research the company thoroughly
• Make sure that I am getting some form of compensation for my internship or job (i.e. paid, academic credit, or Toppel’s internship program)
• Check out HireACane for more details on the Toppel Internship Program
• Write a cover letter
• Make note of whether there are supplementary materials to apply
• If References are requested, ask references for permission and stay in touch with them throughout your search
• Request transcripts at least 2 -3 weeks in advance
• Practice interviewing skills with Toppel’s walk in mini mock interviews every Mon. (1-4 pm) and Wed. & Thurs. (10-12 am)
• Follow up with the employer
• Dress for Success and make sure your wardrobe is appropriate for the interview and the position
• Begin!

**Good luck on your application process and if at any time you have questions, check our HireACane or come in for walk-in advising to get your resume or cover letter critiqued, Mon.-Thurs., 10:00 am - 4:30 pm**