Career Services and Professional Development
Director of Academic Support
It is never too early to begin thinking about your career objectives. It is important to not wait until your last year when the pressure mounts to begin preparing for the inevitable career transition. The Career Services and Professional Development Office offers a wide range of services, resources, and support to assist students to identify a career path that meets your goals intellectually, financially, and emotionally.
By the end of the third semester, each law student should have met with the career services and professional development office. The career counselor is here to help create a plan of action. This includes assisting with updating and designing a resume, and evaluating each student’s individual strengths, weaknesses, and skill sets. The counselor can also guide you and prepare you for interviews in the practice areas you may wish to pursue.
You are encouraged to make an appointment with a counselor, email, or call if you cannot come to the office. We offer a “drop-in critique” service as well as a “drop-off” critique service for resume preparation and conduct one on one and group workshops on such topics as “Networking for Success,” “How to Write a Cover Letter,” and “How to Write a Professional Resume.”
The Career Service library is stacked with volumes of resources to aid students with varied interests and backgrounds to help you achieve your career goals. These are available in the Career Services Office and may be borrowed with proper student identification.
We have many reference materials and brochures outside the office; you can find more information on the Career Services information board. Check here for information relating to anything career service or professional development. All jobs and internships are posted on the MSLAW website as soon as we get them.
MSLAW has recently begun surveying its graduates about their employment post-graduation. At the end of the 2014-2015 academic year, MSLAW surveyed its graduating class. Of the 95 graduates responding, 77 stated that they had jobs.At the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, MSLAW surveyed its graduating class. Of 74 graduates responding, 53 stated that they had jobs.
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