Career Starter Kit
The Career Center offers a broad range of events, resources, and expertise to help you explore your career interests and navigate the job search process. This "Career Starter Kit" outlines some of the most important steps you can take throughout your time in law school.
Review Your Career Planning Timeline
No matter where you are in your law school journey, the Career Center is here to help. We've put together 1L, 2L, and 3L Career Planning Timelines to stay on top of your career exploration and job search process.
Meet With Your Career Counselor
Career counselors are available to help students refine specific areas of interest, identify contacts, research employers, apply to positions, prepare for interviews, negotiate compensation, and more. Learn what to expect in a counseling appointment, including your initial 1L appointment, then schedule an appointment.
Attend Career Center Workshops
The Career Center offers weekly workshops throughout the semester covering Resume Writing, Cover Letter Writing, Informational Interviews, Job Search Resources, and Interview Skills.
Get to Know and Use CORE
CORE is the Career Center’s database for job postings, OCI, workshops and events, and resource library.
Keep Track of Career Center Events & Deadlines
All job fairs, networking events, and Career Center workshops are listed in the Events section of CORE. External events, including events hosted by legal employers, will also be posted.
Explore Practice Areas and Settings
Just starting out? Review the General Resources on our Practice Areas and Settings page to begin learning about different types of legal careers. Once you've narrowed your focus, review the specific resources to further explore your areas of interest.
Conduct Informational Interviews
Conducting informational interviews is the most important way to explore your areas of interest and build your professional network. The Informational Interviews page includes tips for making the most of these meetings.
Prepare Application Documents
After attending Career Center workshops and identifying opportunities in which you may be interested, it’s time to begin drafting your resume and cover letters. Use the Application Documents resources to get started.
CORE is the first place to start. Then, review the Job Listing Sites and Practice Areas & Practice Settings pages for additional resources.