First Year Students: Spring Semester Career Planning

First Year Students: Spring Semester Career Planning

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You are responsible for your professional identity and growth.

Spring semester of your first-year is the time to continue working on your critically important professional skills. Take advantage of events and workshops at the College of Law that help you to:

– Increase your KNOWLEDGE. Know the legal market, hiring trends, practice areas and salary & employment data.

– Build your PROFESSIONALISM. Learn about personal branding, leadership, professional communication and the skills that are important to employers.

– Execute a successful JOB SEARCH. Polish your resume, your cover letter and your LinkedIn profile. Practice your interview skills and know which resources to use when seeking employment.

– Get out and start NETWORKING. Engage in the community. Learn how to network, how to cultivate your professional Board of Directors and how to leverage it for success.

Your professional career continues this semester with four opportunities to build your skills.

Students who complete the following requirements by April 14, 2018 will receive Official C|M|LAW Student Business Cards, courtesy of the Dean’s Office.

· KNOWLEDGE: Meet with the Office of Career Planning to plan and execute outreach for one informational interview with a C|M|LAW alum. Complete the informational interview and meet in-person with Heather DiFranco or Sarah Beznoska to discuss.

· PROFESSIONALISM: Schedule and attend one in-person advising session in the OCP before April 13, 2018, to discuss your career goals, the status of your job search, your personal pitch, and the professional skills you offer to employers.

· JOB SEARCH: Schedule and complete one Mock Interview, through the Office of Career Planning’s Mock Interview Program, with Heather or with Sarah in the Office of Career Planning, or through the BLSA Mock Interview Program.

· NETWORKING: Attend The Who, What, When, Why and How of Engaging the C|M Community, January 31 at 5:15 in the Moot Courtroom. (Attendance at this event is required for all 1Ls.)

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