Second-year Bowen student Jade Cunningham was recently selected as the job fair coordinator for the Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA).
Cunningham will serve in this position through March 2014. Job fair coordinators are responsible for developing programs, relationships, activities, and resources to assist members in their explorations of the legal profession and career opportunities. Programming includes discussions covering a range of legal/workplace topics, mock interviews, and educational workshops.
“Each regional job fair coordinator serves an important function in this organization,” Cunningham said. “Because one of NBLSAâ€™s and, by extension, SRBLSAâ€™s, main objectives is the advancement of minority law school students, it is important to ensure that these students have the tools necessary to compete in todayâ€™s job market and economy. I am extremely excited about the job fairs within the region that I have the task of helping to plan.”
In her position, Cunningham will also have the opportunity to network with potential employers and to develop and maintain professional relationships in a manner that may be helpful in the future as well as promote the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law at regional events as well as at the 2014 NBLSA National Convention.
“These events will help bring exposure to the school among minority law school students and to pre-law students who attend the regional and national events as well,” Cunningham added. “The working relationships that I develop in this capacity will also help me after graduation. I will have a network of professionals throughout the nation from this experience.”