First-Year Student Workshop: Building and Protecting your Professional Identity

By | 2017-10-03T16:27:09+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Events, Professionalism|

The second workshop of the Office of Career Planning's four-part required series takes place this week on Wednesday, October 4, at 5PM in the Moot Courtroom. We'll cover the important topic of Building and Protecting your Professional Identity. As a law student, you're entering a client-focused and service-driven profession in which excellence will be expected [...]

First-Year Students: Required Workshop October 4

By | 2017-09-27T13:16:20+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Events, Professionalism|

The second required career planning workshop for first-year students will take place in just one week. On October 4 at 5PM join the Office of Career Planning in the Moot Courtroom to discuss "Building and Protecting your Professional Identity." Professionalism is a broad term, and it can take on a variety of meanings in the [...]

Advice from Hiring Attorneys – How to Stand Out

By | 2017-09-26T13:28:55+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Events, Job Search, Professionalism|

Did you miss the OCP's Program on Monday entitled The View from the Hiring Chair: What Makes Hiring Attorneys Extend an Offer? The panel discussion covered four general topics: Legal Skills; Professional Skills; Resumes and Cover Letters; and Interviewing. If you were unable to attend, we'll provide a few high level quick take-away tips here. [...]

University Wide Mock Interview Day

By | 2017-09-25T14:29:30+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Events, Interviewing, Job Search, Professionalism|

On Friday, September 29, the Cleveland State Career Center will hold a university-wide mock interview program that is open to law students. While the mock interviews are not law-specific, they are conducted by CSU alumni working in a wide variety of professional fields. Interviewers have experience in the private sector and the public sector. If [...]

The View from the Hiring Chair: What Makes Hiring Attorneys Extend a Job Offer

By | 2017-09-21T10:11:58+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Events, Job Search, Knowledge, Professionalism|

On Monday, September 25 at 12PM, the Office of Career Planning will offer all students (any class year) a unique opportunity to hear from decision makers and leaders when it comes to hiring law students. Curious about what will make you stand out in this legal market? Hear about everything, including legal and professional skills [...]

Gain a Competitive Edge with LawCountability, J.D.!

By | 2017-09-15T16:44:41+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Networking, Professionalism|

The Office of Career Planning is pleased to offer our students free access to LawCountability, J.D. - a unique tool that provides insight, advice, and accountability to give you a competitive edge in the legal marketplace. In as little as 15 minutes a week, you can significantly advance your professional brand, strategic networking, and job [...]

Your Personal Brand: Know Who You Are and How to Communicate It

By | 2017-09-06T16:00:40+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Events, Professionalism|

Developing into a professional begins your first day of law school. Of course, that includes developing the intellectual capacity and the practical skills to think and analyze like a lawyer. It also includes your personal brand. Millennial workplace guru Lindsey Pollak has written: "Every one of us has to be proactive in creating our persona [...]

Reporting current employment

By | 2017-09-01T14:56:19+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Professionalism|

Part of being a Cleveland-Marshall Professional is communicating to the College of Law when you have secured employment, be it part-time, full-time, short-term or long-term. This data is critical to understanding current trends and hiring needs in the local legal economy, and it's helpful to the Office of Career Planning when reaching out to students [...]