October 16, 2017—Michelle Armitsteadt, Career Advisor, CSPD

The Benefits of Journal Writing

“The habit of writing thus for my own eye only is good practice. It loosens the ligaments. Never mind the misses and the stumbles.” More...

September 25, 2017—Carrie Taylor, Career Advisor, CSPD

The 80/20 Plan

The other day I met with a student who told me that he was responsible for 80% of his job search and that I, as his employment advisor, or the CPD (Career & Professional Development) Office was responsible for 20%.  I liked that.  Too often, students think they can walk into our office and walk out with a job.  This is wishful, magical thinking.  When it comes down to it, we have a shared, but unequal, responsibility with respect to career planning, professional development and employment. More...

September 13, 2017—Michelle Armitstead, CSPD Advisor

Investing in Your Future

Most—if not all—students feel overwhelmed during their first weeks in law school. In addition to learning a new language (law) and figuring out an effective way of studying and understanding the law, there are networking and other social functions as part of your law school experience. However, many students neglect their professional development, sometimes until it is too late. We often see sloppy resumes, cover letters or mistakenly submitted documents, which affects a student’s reputation, amount of interviews, or job opportunities. Some students come to our office at the end of the year with questions regarding resources or jobs/externships that could have been answered earlier or researched better had the student dedicated time toward career development throughout the year. More...