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Public Interest Career Fair and Events Calendar

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JANUARY EVENTS

Title:
National Black Law Students' Association Western Region Convention
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Western Region of the National Black Law Students' Association
Date(s):
1/4/2017 - 1/8/2017
Summary:
The Annual Western Region Convention will take place January 4-8, 2017 in Seattle Washington. Join us for a week of informative and engaging panels, regional elections, oral advocacy competitions, networking receptions and more. You don't want to miss this memorable event!
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4/2017
Title:
National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Northeast Regional Convention
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Northeast Region Black Law Students' Association
Date(s):
1/25/2017 - 1/29/2017
Summary:
The Annual Northeast Regional Convention will take place January 25-29, 2017 in Boston, MA. Join us for a week of informative and engaging panels, regional elections, oral advocacy competitions, networking receptions and more. You don't want to miss this memorable event!
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4/2017
Title:
Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore Public Service Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Federal Bar Association, George Mason University School of Law, University of District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, Howard University School of Law, and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
Date(s):
2/3/2017
Summary:
The Annual Washington, DC/Baltimore Public Service Career Fair will be held at George Mason University School of Law. Students of sponsoring schools can participate in formal interviews, resume collection and table talk on the day of the program.
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11/2016
Title:
Georgetown/George Washington Law Public Sector Recruiting Program
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
George Washington University Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
Date(s):
1/27/2017 @8:30am
Summary:
The Georgetown University Law Center and the George Washington University Law School invite you to participate in the 2017 Public Sector Recruiting Program (PSRP), an annual opportunity to recruit current law students for summer 2017 and entry-level employment opportunities. Over 200 DC area and nationwide government agencies, non profits and public interest law firms participated in 2016. The on-site program will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the George Washington University Law School Marvin Center (800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC) in two shifts: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
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4/2017
Title:
Northern California Public Interest/Public Sector Legal Careers Day
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Nine Northern California law schools and OneJustice
Date(s):
1/28/2017
Summary:
Each year, OneJustice and nine Northern California law schools bring together more than 100 public interest employers and about 600 law students for the Northern California Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day (fondly referred to as "PI/PS Day"). PI/PS Day launches the legal careers of our future public interest leaders.
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4/2017
Title:
Washington Bar Association 14th Annual Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
The Washington Bar Association, The Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association and The Howard University School of Law Alumni Club of Greater Washington, DC
Date(s):
1/28/2017
Summary:
Meet with judges, law firms and government agencies from the DC Metropolitan area. Resume critiques and mock interviews will be available. Law Students RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/lG8oIVRnKN Employers and Volunteers sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/QwmZYSBb6u For more information contact: Jason A. Grant at wbacareerfair@gmail.com
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4/2017

FEBRUARY EVENTS

Title:
Texas Public Service Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
The University of Texas School of Law
Date(s):
2/1/2018 - 2/2/2018
Summary:
Public Service Career Fair, hosted at The University of Texas School of Law, is the largest public service job fair for law students in the state of Texas. During both days of the fair, public interest and government employers will conduct interviews for paid and unpaid summer and permanent positions. Employers may request to interview 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, LL.Ms. and/or alumni up to one year after graduation from all nine participating Texas law schools.
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4/2017
Title:
2017 Public Interest Legal Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Public Interest Law Center (PILC) at New York University School of Law.
Date(s):
2/2/2017 - 2/3/2017
Summary:
The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) at New York University School of Law will hold its 40th annual Public Interest Legal Career Fair on February 2 & 3, 2017. It is the largest fair of its kind in the country. The Fair provides a forum where employers and students can connect with one another, both during interviews for internships and permanent jobs, as well as more informally at information tables. Last year, representatives from more than 200 organizations and over 1,600 law students attended the Fair.
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4/2017
Title:
Northwest Public Service Career Fair - Seattle Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Northwest Consortium Law Schools.
Date(s):
2/3/2017
Summary:
For twenty-seven years, the NW Public Service Career Fairs have linked law students & alumni with opportunities to make a difference. We typically have more than 50 non-profits & government offices and more than 500 students & alumni from our ten NW Consortium schools participating in the fairs.
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4/2017
Title:
Northwest Public Service Career Fair - Portland Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Northwest Consortium Law Schools.
Date(s):
2/4/2017
Summary:
For twenty-five years, the NW Public Service Career Fair has linked law students & alumni with opportunities to make a difference. We typically have more than 50 non-profits & government offices and more than 500 students & alumni from our 11 participating in the fairs.
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4/2017
Title:
National Black Law Students' Association Mid-Atlantic Region Convention
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Black Law Students' Association
Date(s):
2/15/2017 - 2/19/2017
Summary:
The Annual Mid-Atlantic Convention will take place February 15 - 19, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. Join us for a week of informative and engaging panels, oral advocacy competitions, networking receptions and more.
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4/2017
Title:
Rebellious Lawyering Conference 2017
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Rebellious Lawyering Institute
Date(s):
2/17/2017 - 2/18/2017
Summary:
RebLaw is the nation’s largest student-run public interest conference in the country. Every year the conference brings together practitioners, law students, and community activists from around the country to discuss innovative, progressive approaches to law and social change. The conference, grounded in the spirit of Gerald Lopez’s Rebellious Lawyering, seeks to build a community of law students, practitioners, and activists seeking to work in the service of social change movements and to challenge hierarchies of race, wealth, gender, and expertise within legal practice and education.
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4/2017
Title:
Southern California Annual Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
A consortium of southern California law schools, including California Western School of Law, Chapman University, La Verne College of Law, Loyola Law School, Pepperdine University, Southwestern University, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, UCI Law, UCLA School of Law, USC Gould School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, Whittier Law School, and Western State College of Law.
Date(s):
2/11/2017
Summary:
Public Interest Career Day is comprised of a number of different activities: Prescheduled, formal interviews for summer and/or postgraduate positions, Informal "table-talk," with representatives of the participating organizations, agencies and firms, Informal "table-talk," with representatives of the participating organizations, agencies and firms, A series of informal lunchtime discussions, each focusing on a different substantive area of public interest practice (e.g., children and youth, environmental law, labor law), as well as a lunchtime discussion focusing on postgraduate fellowships and the fellowship application process, An afternoon panel discussion, "Criminal Law: Prosecution and Defense",
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6/2016
Title:
Government & Public Interest Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, and the University of Richmond School of Law
Date(s):
2/10/2017
Summary:
The 15th annual Government & Public Interest Interview Program is sponsored by the University of Richmond School of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, and William & Mary Law School. The Program is open to government and public interest employers and law students from those three schools.Employers screen student applications in advance, selecting candidates to interview during the Program.
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4/2017

MARCH EVENTS

Title:
Public Interest Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
The University of Alabama School of Law
Date(s):
3/7/2017
Summary:
The Law School’s Public Interest Career Fair will be held Wednesday, March 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Employers will have information tables set up. Bring copies of your resume, and take advantage of this opportunity to meet public interest and government employers!
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4/2017
Title:
Meet the Jolly Good Fellows: Tips on Public Interest Fellowships from Current & Former Fellows
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Washington Council of Lawyers
Date(s):
3/2016
Summary:
(No 2017 Event) We are pleased to announce the return of Meet the Jolly Good Fellows, a one-of-a-kind opportunity for law students to meet current and former fellows from a variety of fellowship programs. This business-casual reception will give you a chance to talk to current and former fellows about applying for postgraduate public-interest fellowships, the benefits and challenges of being a fellow, and the ways in which a fellowship can jumpstart your public-interest career. We'll have current and former fellows from organizations such as Legal Counsel for the Elderly, Neighborhood Legal Services Program, National Women's Law Center, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, and more. Public-interest coordinators from several area law schools will also be on hand to answer questions.
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4/2017
Title:
National Black Law Student Association 2016-2017 National Convention
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
NBLSA
Date(s):
3/7/2017 - 3/12/2017
Summary:
The 49th Annual Convention of the National Black Law Students Association "Embracing Our Legacy: Pursuing Racial Justice and Lasting Social Impact" Westin Galleria Hotel Houston March 7-12, 2017, Houston, TX
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4/2017
Title:
Career Paths for Young Attorneys in the Energy Sector
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
The Institute for Energy Law (IEL) and the Texas A&M University School of Law
Date(s):
3/24/2017 - 3/25/2017
Summary:
This annual symposium follows a career theme for new law graduates and young attorneys interested in working in the energy industries. Enhanced informal networking opportunities will be available during the symposium where attendees will be able to talk with the industry participants one-to-one or in small groups.
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4/2017
Title:
Diversity Leadership Academy
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Latham & Watkins LLP
Date(s):
3/31/2017 - 4/2/2017
Summary:
The Diversity Leadership Academy brings together Latham lawyers from around the globe and talented law students from across the United States, with a specific focus on developing and empowering future leaders of the legal profession and creating community among our diverse lawyers, our recruits and our 1L guests. Applications for the Diversity Leadership Academy are now being accepted.Visit https://www.lw.com/DiversityLeadershipAcademy to apply. The deadline to apply is January 11, 2016.
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4/2017

APRIL EVENTS

 

 

JUNE EVENTS

Title:
Fellowships 101: An Introduction to Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowships
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Washington Council of Lawyers
Date: 6/22/17

Summary:


Join us for Fellowships 101, an introduction to Post-graduate Public Interest Fellowships. We'll start the evening with refreshments and the opportunity to mix and mingle with current and past fellows. Next, our panel of fellowships experts will provide tips for maximizing your chances of landing the fellowship of your dreams. We'll save plenty of time for questions and answers, too.

 
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6/2017


JULY EVENTS

Title:
 National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Conference and Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
National Black Prosecutors Association
Date(s):
7/16/2017 - 7/22/2017
Summary:
The 2017 NBPA Annual Conference will be held at the Westin in Cleveland, OH.
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6/2017
Title:
Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair (RMDLCF)
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Snell & Wilmer, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, Gibson Dunn, Hogan Lovells, Holland & Hart, Husch Blackwell, Sherman & Howard
Date(s):
7/21/2017
Summary:
Legal employers attending the RMDLCF seek to hire individuals from diverse backgrounds who have been traditionally under-represented in the practice of law in the Rocky Mountain region. These include candidates who are ethnic or racial minorities, disabled, and/or LGBTQ.RMDLCF is administered by the Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI), a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing diversity in the legal profession by actively educating and supporting private and public sector legal organizations in their own individual campaigns to create cultures of inclusion. As a pipeline initiative meant to increase employment opportunities for diverse law students, RMDLCF is vital in creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.
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7/2017

Title:
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Bar Association of San Francisco
Date(s):
7/28/2017 - 7/29/2017
Summary:
In 2005, Orrick created the Bay Area’s first ever diversity career fair for second-year law students and obtained the co-sponsorship of the Bar Association of San Francisco to ensure the program’s success. The career fair sought to create the nation’s leading job fair for incoming second-year law students of diverse backgrounds and was a much needed event for employers in the Bay Area as well as law students across the country, who previously had to travel great distances to find job fairs that targeted diverse candidates. Orrick and BASF also sought to provide participating students with other educational and networking opportunities. Accordingly, they combined the two-day event with a reception at Orrick’s San Francisco office that included prospective employers and a breakfast panel event at which prominent Bay Area lawyers from diverse backgrounds discussed their experiences using diversity as a strength to succeed in the legal profession. The panels have featured a number of distinguished community and business leaders in various fields of the legal profession, including large firms, non-profit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, the judiciary, and governmental entities.
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7/2017
 

AUGUST EVENTS

Title:
Boston Lawyers Group Diversity Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Boston Lawyers Group
Date(s):
8/2/2017
Summary:
Member organizations pre-select and interview applicants from a nationwide pool of qualified law students of color. A networking reception for both lawyers and selected students takes place the day before. The hiring process is highly competitive; therefore, the member organizations will adhere to the same hiring criteria they use when seeking candidates through the on-campus interview process.
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7/2017
Title:
2017 Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Bar Association
Date(s):
8/2/2016 - 8/4/2016
Summary:

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7/2017
Title:
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
Date(s):
8/3/2017
Summary:
Registration is now open, Register Here. Please contact bmuchko@diversityinpractice.org if you have any questions. This engagement and networking opportunity is for all MMRC Employers, TCDIP Members and registered student participants of the 2017 Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC). It is a great opportunity to meet and network with potential employers and interviewers. If you you would like more information about this event or the MMRC please contact us.
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7/2017
Title:
Heart Land Diversity Legal Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Date(s):
8/5/2017
Summary:
The primary purpose of the Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) is to increase the participation of under-represented groups in the practice of law in Kansas City. The founders and organizers of the HDLJF strongly believe that the inclusion of diversity in its many facets, including, without limitation, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, age and veteran status, enriches us all.
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7/2017
Title:
Delaware Minority Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Delaware State Bar Association
Date(s):
8/5/2017
Summary:
The 2017 Delaware Minority Job Fair for Second- and Third-Year Law Students, to be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Widener University Delaware Law School . The Delaware Minority Job Fair Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association invites students at Rutgers Law School to apply for an invitation to participate in the 2017 Delaware Minority Job Fair for Second- and Third-Year Law Students, to be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Widener University Delaware Law School (Wilmington, Delaware campus). The Job Fair was founded by a consortium of Delaware law firm, corporate, and public sector/interest legal employers interested in promoting diversity and inclusion in the Delaware bar by encouraging interested second- and third-year law students to explore summer and full-time opportunities to work in Delaware. The Job Fair, an invitation-only event, is limited to students who will be in their second or third year of law school (or their extended division equivalent) during the 2017-18 academic year. While diverse law students are the focus of this event, the Job Fair accepts applications from all interested students.
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 7/2017

Title:
Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Cook County Bar Association
Date(s):
8/11/2017
Summary:
The 34th Annual Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair will be held on August 11, 2017 at the Embassy Suites, 511 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Please explore the site for more detail. The objective of the CCBA Minority Job Fair remains unchanged to recruit the brightest talent amongst minority law students of color and match them with employers (law firms, corporations, government agencies, and public interest agencies) that truly value diversity. For more information on the Cook County Bar Association please visit our website at www.cookcountybar.org or contact the Cook County Bar Association at 312-630-1157 or info@ccbaminorityjobfair.org.
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7/2017

Title:

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Indianapolis Bar Association
Date(s):
8/14/2017 - 8/15/2017
Summary:
Are you passionate about starting your career in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm? Looking to meet legal employers from large, medium and small firms, as well as government agencies, corporations and members of the judiciary? Get a jump start on creating lasting relationships at the 2017 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair. Employers will be hiring clerks or interns, not offering permanent placement; they will expect to interview 2Ls or those graduating spring 2019/2020 based on full or part-time status.
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7/2017
Title:
St. Louis Diversity Job Fair Commitment to Diversity
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
St. Louis Diversity Job Fair Committee
Date(s):
8/18/2017 - 8/19/2017
Summary:
The tenth annual St. Louis Diversity Job Fair will take place on August 18-19, 2017. The primary goal of the Fair is to attract a diverse group of 2L and 3L students to the metropolitan St. Louis legal community, encourage them to practice law in the area, and become an integral part of our community.
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8/2017
Title:
Northwest Minority Job Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Sponsored by a consortium of legal sector employers
Date(s):
8/19/2017
Summary:
Pacifica Law Group is honored to host the 31st Annual Northwest Minority Job Fair. We are committed to the Fair’s mission of fostering access to employment opportunities for historically underrepresented persons in the practice of law and to provide a networking forum for legal employers and minority law students.
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8/2017

 

Title:
Getting Radical in the South (GRITS) Conference
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
University of Texas at Austin
Date(s):
9/22/2017 - 9/23/2017
Summary:
GRITS is a student-run public interest law conference that focuses on the difficulties and constraints inherent to social justice work in the South, and the unique strategies that legal practitioners and other public interest workers have developed to meet those needs. The conference emphasizes innovative, progressive, and even radical approaches to building community among students, practitioners, and community activists in the South to bring about social change. The conference is an opportunity for law students, lawyers, and activists to build coalitions, share strategies for progressive lawyering, and develop new approaches for the future.
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8/2017

Title:

          Civil Rights in the 21st Century: University of California's Upcoming Public Service Conference

Type:

        Event

Sponsors:

In partnership with the UC Office of the President, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), Berkeley School of Law, UCLA School of Law, UC Davis School of Law, and UC Irvine School of Law.

Date(s):

       September 23 - 24

Summary:

The conference will bring together more than 500 law students, faculty members, lawyers, and           nonprofit professionals committed to advancing civil rights and the public good. Panels and speeches will  focus on the people, organizations, and systems working on the legal aspects of vital issues like immigration, homelessness, police accountability, water rights, and veterans’ issues during a day-and-a-half long conference. Keynote speakers and panelists include: Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California; Peter Neufeld, Co-Founder of the Innocence Project; Marielena Hincapie, Executive Director at the National Immigration Law Center; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean at UC Berkeley School of Law; Jennifer Mnookin, Dean at UCLA School of Law; Kevin Johnson, Dean at UC Davis School of Law; L. Song Richardson, Interim Dean at UC Irvine School of Law; and more.
OCTOBER EVENTS
Title:
Government/Public Interest Recruitment Program
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Massachusetts Law School Consortium
Date(s):
10/2/2017 - 10/3/2017
Summary:
Each year public interest and government employers take advantage of this opportunity to interview students from the ABA-accredited Massachusetts law schools for summer and permanent positions. The Government/Public Interest Recruitment Program is held twice a year. Interviews for the fall program will be held on October 2 and 3, 2017 at Suffolk University Law School. Resumes from interested students will be forwarded by the middle of September. Employers may then pre-select students to interview. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 4 August 2017.
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8/2017
Title:
Equal Justice Works Public Service Career Fair
Type:
Event
Sponsor(s):
Equal Justice Works
Date(s):
10/27/2017 - 10/28/2017
Summary:
Summary: The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest public interest legal career fair in the country. It is the only event where you'll find more than 1,200 public interest-minded students representing nearly 200 law schools from across the country coming together to explore career options with more than 160 leading nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Click here for more information.
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8/2017

Category: Public Interest Events

Tags: Interview, Job Search Fundamentals