To succeed in today’s market, students need to be deeply engaged in their career planning and keenly aware of the changes and advances in the legal profession. The Office of Career Services at Syracuse Law provides counseling, networking and programming opportunities to assist students in developing their job search skills and broadening their industry knowledge.
Today’s lawyers need great legal training; they also need the business and professionalism skills necessary to truly serve their clients. Career Services collaborates regularly with bar associations and student groups to develop programming aimed to provide professionalism education to students. The office hosts programming on topics ranging from business development and work-life balance to practice area specific events such as a roundtable discussions on judicial clerkships or panel presentations on working for a small law firm.
A strong and rewarding legal career begins with self-assessment and takes time, effort and commitment. Students are encouraged to schedule individual meetings with counselors to build a long-term career plan. Working one-on-one with students and new graduates, counselors can assist them with crafting job search strategies which focus on their interests and capitalize on their strengths.
The Office of Career Services is here to assist students as they build their professional lives.
Symplicity CSM - Symplicity is the main on-line platform for students to apply for many jobs and to access information on a variety of areas including: the On-Campus Interview Program, the Off-Campus Interview Program, electronic job postings, the Externship Program, announcements regarding Career Services Events, resources in the document library including the Job Search Guide, Vault and sign-up for RSVP only events.
Graduate Employment Surveys - Completing the Graduate Survey allows the College of Law to compile important statistical information for the ABA, NALP and other publications. Please print, complete and fax, mail, or drop off at the Office of Career Services, Suite 214.Class of 2018 Graduate Employment Survey[PDF] (Complete if you graduated between December 2017 - August 2018)
Reciprocity - The College of Law has reciprocity agreements with many law schools which allow students and alumni to use the career resources at other law schools during the job search process.