We are committed to partnering with you in your individual job search. Our door is always open to provide resources, knowledge, advice and encouragement along the way.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT OFFICE SERVICES
This is your one-stop resource for career help. You can schedule appointments with your career counselor, find job resources to help you narrow your search, review upcoming career programs, check the latest job postings and more.
One-on-one career counseling.
The most important part of any successful job search is the creation of a strategy. This strategy should be developed in consultation with your CDO attorney-counselor, who can provide insight, advice, and suggestions to help shape your job search. We encourage you to meet with your counselor as often as needed. These one-on-one meetings can also address other aspects of career planning including: resume and cover letter preparation and application procedures, market and employer information, practice area and career options exploration, interview preparation, and personal professional development. Appointments are available in person, via telephone and via email.
We maintain an open-door policy for addressing student questions and concerns. While appointments are required for in-depth discussions, mock interviews, or other questions that will take more than just a few minutes, we are always available for quick walk-in questions.
We also maintain a resource library of hard copy reference materials, including directories, informational handouts, binders of fellowship and clerkship opportunities, legal periodicals, salary, practice-area reports and statistics, and more. Our Resource Room also contains a lending library of reference books that provide assistance with legal practice options, interview preparation, and more.
Each year, we host over 35 programs covering a variety of topics, including practice area exploration, professional development, e-professionalism, interview skills, and resume and cover letter workshops. These programs provide you with insight from practicing attorneys, expert advice on specific geographic markets, and other "insider" information that is invaluable to the job search. We advertise these programs in a variety of ways, including in the Docket, email and Facebook.
We posted over 1,300 job opportunities to our students and alumni in the past year. Our job postings are updated each weekday on CDOonline.
In addition to year-round job postings, we coordinate two formal recruitment programs each year, the Fall Recruitment Program and the Spring Recruitment Program. Both programs contain on-campus interview and resume collect/direct opportunities. The Fall Recruitment Program also contains off-campus interview programs in New York City, Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago, and Southern California.
Reciprocity allows students and alumni to receive temporary access to some or all of the career services resources of another law school outside the greater Cleveland area. Reciprocity is a valuable favor from another law school, and many schools will grant only a limited number of reciprocity requests each year. We strongly encourage you to speak with your CDO counselor before submitting a reciprocity request.
To request reciprocity, please complete the online
. A copy of our reciprocity policy is available here