Resume Advice--civil rights position w/ tech journal

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Resume Advice--civil rights position w/ tech journal

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:06 pm

I'm applying for a summer spot with a civil rights firm. My undergrad was science-based with multiple publications, and I'm on a tech journal at my school.

Best to list or leave out the journal?
Scientific pubs?
Only list degree as B.S.?


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Re: Resume Advice--civil rights position w/ tech journal

Postby thirtyandseven » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:30 pm

Personally, I'd list it. Maybe spin it as an interest in First Amendment/online speech issues/etc. if asked.

It's total speculation, but I think firms probably like the writing experience that comes with any journal...

Edit: referring to journal, if that wasn't clear.

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Re: Resume Advice--civil rights position w/ tech journal

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:08 pm

"Has secondary journal spot" is just a box you check. It doesn't really matter what journal if it's not Law Review. I guess if you had joined "White Power Law Journal" (were there such a thing) and were applying to a civil rights job, that would take some explaining. But otherwise they'd rather see it there than not.

I'm on a secondary journal which isn't related to any jobs I would like, and I was never asked in 25+ interviews "why not [journal x]?" They simply don't care.

ETA: this refers to law school journals. I imagine it matters even less for an undergrad journal.

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