Your one-stop shop for professional success
To succeed in today’s legal market, law students need to be deeply engaged in their career planning and keenly aware of trends in the legal profession. The Office of Career Services provides counseling, networking, and programming opportunities to assist students in developing their job search skills and broadening their industry knowledge. We are here to assist you as you build your future as a legal professional!
Make an appointment to talk with us about your individual goals and to craft job search strategies that help get you where you want to go.
Symplicity CSM is an excellent first step in your job search. Use it to access On-Campus Interview Program[PDF] information, resume collection information, electronic job postings, externship opportunities, announcements of Career Services events, useful guides and documents in the Document Library, and other resources such as PSJD.
Martindale-Hubbell (http://www.martindale.com) is a public database that allows you to locate and connect with attorneys, read their peer and client reviews, and find alumni from the College of Law.
The NALP Directory: http://www.nalpdirectory.com
Linkedin is an excellent tool for identifying alumni and other professionals who are already engaged in the type of work you're interested in exploring. We're happy to help you use Linkedin to its fullest advantage.
Use Westlaw and Lexis.
If you are applying for opportunities through Symplicity, your resume will automatically be reviewed by a Career Services staff member. However, we strongly recommend that you consider having all your application materials (including your cover letter or writing sample) examined prior to submitting them to an employer. Contact our office to make an appointment.
Networking, shadowing, and participating in informational interviews are all just different ways to learn about the practice of law from those who are actively engaged in it. We offer multiple networking events throughout the year, many of which involve alumni; a structured shadowing program over Winter break for first year students; and we are happy to help all students connect with potential informational interview hosts in your areas of interest.
You got the interview! Now what? Increase your chances of success by learning the questions you might be asked, what you should take with you to the interview, and how to make a great first impression. Consider scheduling a mock interview with one of our counselors and feel much more confident going into your interview!
The Office of Career Services partners with faculty to educate students about judicial clerkship opportunities, including discussing the many benefits of clerkships, the clerkship application process, how to prepare for a clerkship interview, and how to enjoy a successful clerkship experience once hired.
Class of 2019 Graduate Employment Survey [PDF] (for graduates from December 2018-August 2019)
Class of 2018 Graduate Employment Survey [PDF] (for graduates from December 2017 - August 2018)
Please print, complete, and fax, mail, or drop off at the Office of Career Services, Suite 214. (E-mail: email@example.com)
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