For over two decades, the NW Public Service Career Fair has linked law students & alumni with opportunities to make a difference. More than 75 non-profits & government offices and more than 600 students & alumni from our 11 schools participated in 2013.
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Who Can Participate
Employers: All non-profit and government offices who wish to recruit students or alumni for legal or law-related positions are welcomed to participate for free.
Students: All law students and graduates are welcomed to participate in table talk, but only students and graduates of the NW Consortium Schools may participate in scheduled interviews.
About Table Talk
In the morning during the Table Talk portion of the fairs, employers are available to talk to students who approach their tables. This is a great opportunity for students to find out more about what different organizations do, to find out about a particular area of the law, to get a feel for different office cultures, and perhaps to impress someone enough to get hired. There are always employers who participate in the table talk but not in the pre-scheduled interviews. Table talk is not a formal interview, but it is a time for employers to meet and connect based on shared interests.
About Pre-scheduled Interviews
During the afternoon at both fairs, some employers interview for open attorney or summer intern/clerk positions at the career fairs. Students interested in these interviews must apply by the deadline for requesting interviews using the interview process.
Interviews are 20 minutes long and take place in a large open room with 20+ other interviews occurring at the same time. It can feel a little like the speed-dating equivalent of an interview, but it is a serious job interview. Many employers base their hiring decisions solely on the career fair interview and materials submitted to request the interview. Employers may use up to eleven interview slots with a break at the mid-way point.