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Students

The Office of Professional & Career Development provides a variety of programming and networking opportunities to assist students in developing the skills necessary for a successful job search and a successful legal career.

Programming topics range from the business of law and work-life balance to practice area specific events such as a roundtable discussion on judicial clerkships or a panel presentation on working for a small law firm. Students are informed of programming and events through direct emails, advertising and announcements published on Symplicity.

Students are encouraged to schedule individual meetings with counselors to build a long-term career plan. Working one-on-one with students and alumni, counselors can assist them with crafting job search strategies which focus on their interests and capitalize on their strengths.

A strong and rewarding legal career begins with self assessment and takes time, effort and commitment. The Office of Professional & Career Development is here to assist students and alumni throughout their careers.

Resources

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 (add link), announcements regarding Professional Development Events, resources in the document library including the Job Search Guide, Vault and sign-up for RSVP only events.  

Vault - The Vault Online Career Library is a subscription only services which provides a combination of legal industry research and overviews, job postings and online message boards.

Class of 2014 Graduate Survey - 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 Professional & Career Development, Suite 344.

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.