The Office of Career Planning works with students to actively develop their professional networks. Career Planning offers forums, panels, receptions, and lectures each semester to help students find their career path or fortify the path they are already following by speaking with lawyers in areas of interest. Our office partners routinely with other campus offices and student organizations in providing these opportunities.
- Ask-an-Attorney: Students have access to a database of attorneys who have offered to speak with them to discuss such topics as the attorney’s career path, résumés, cover letters, and practice area options.
- Networking Forums: Each semester attorneys from the same or similar practice areas are invited to campus to speak with students in a table-talk setting. Students come away with a heightened understanding of specific practice areas as well as a deeper sense of the different settings—law firm, in-house, government agency, public interest organization.
- Practice Area Profiles: Each week during the fall and spring semesters, attorneys in different practice areas host a session for eight to ten students. These small meetings offer students the opportunity to learn about a practice area and meet a potential advisor in a more intimate setting.
- Mentor Match Program: This program matches hand-picked alumni with participating students based on the student’s career interests, providing another source of guidance as students enter the profession and learn more about the legal practice.