22nd Annual Alumni-Student Career Conference
Saturday, February 23, 2013
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We invite all alumni to participate in the 22nd Annual Alumni-Student Career Conference
on February 23, 2013 at the College of Law. Through this conference, we bring together
the newest members of the College of Law to spend a day with our distinguished alumni.
This conference serves as both an introduction to the profession for our first year
students, as well as a day to foster and strengthen the College of Law community.
We're confident that the insights you share with our current students will serve
as a compass to them as they navigate the pathways of their legal careers from now
Like previous Conferences, the 2013 Conference will primarily feature:
- Panel Discussions: Students are eager for you to share your professional
stories with them. No particular expertise is required to serve as a panelist –
we want you to talk about your experience and share advice on what students can
do now to help them prepare for their transition to practice, including: how to
develop professional networks as a student (and why they should start now), what
you wish you would have known as a student or would do differently if you could
go back in time, best practices on how to engage and build mentoring relationships
with alumni, and an overview of career alternatives to private practice.
- Networking Luncheon:
You will be matched with students who have expressed an interest in learning more
about your practice areas and practice setting where you can share insight on a
variety of topics of interest to the students, including: What is your practice
like? What steps led you to your current position? How can a student assess whether
a similar career would be a good fit for him or her?
- Small Group Discussions: These sessions will allow students and
alumni to get to know each other better and discuss a diverse range of career and/or
practice-related topics of interest to the group.
- Mock Interviews: Historically, mock interviews have been a popular
component of the Conference. Given the eagerness already displayed by the Class
of 2015, we anticipate that demand for interviews this year will be high. We hope
you'll consider participating in more than one mock interview with students as a
part of your day with us.
- Networking Opportunities: On Saturday, following the day of panels
and small group discussions, we'll host an informal reception in the Peer and Sarah
Pedersen Pavilion for alumni and students to mingle in a relaxed setting and to
give students an opportunity to practice their networking skills.
Schedule of Events
In prior years, many employers have generously made financial gifts to support the
Alumni-Student Career Conference. These gifts enable us to host the conference free
of charge to student and alumni volunteers. As a sponsoring individual or organization,
your name will appear in all ASCC signage and print materials, and you will have
the opportunity to distribute information and marketing materials to our students
throughout the day of the conference at individual tables in the Pedersen Pavilion.
Please consider sponsoring the 22nd Annual Alumni-Student Career Conference in your
name or in the name of your firm or company.
Three levels of sponsorship will be recognized:
- Gold sponsors - $500 or more
- Silver sponsors - $250 to $499
- Bronze sponsors - $100 to $249
Please contact Carleen Taylor at (217) 333-2961 or
firstname.lastname@example.org to learn
more about becoming a sponsor. The Alumni-Student Career Conference would not be
possible without your loyal support and enthusiasm. Thank you!
We have reserved blocks of rooms at the I-Hotel and Homewood Suites for the evenings
of February 22nd through February 23rd.
I-Hotel – $129.00 + Tax (expected rate)
1900 S. First Street
Champaign, IL 61820
On hold until
January 22 (6 Rooms)
Homewood Suites – $109.00 + Tax (expected rate)
1417 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
On hold until February 2 (6 Rooms)
University of Illinois Calendar to find out what events are taking place
on campus during your visit to Champaign.
University of Illinois College of Law, Suite 101
504 E. Pennsylvania Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-2961