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The Office of Career and Professional Development provides a welcoming and accessible environment, serving as a resource for students and alumni seeking assistance in all stages of their career development. Career and Professional Development events and connections with employers help launch student careers and build upon our thriving alumni network.

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OCPD Newsletter:

Check out the latest OCPD newsletter which includes upcoming events, opportunities, and general updates from our office! 

Tip of the Week:

The Office of Career and Professional Development will be hosting a trip for rising 2Ls to visit law firms in Madison on May 14 and May 15 and Milwaukee firms on May 17. This will be a great chance to get a feel for some of the larger firms in the area, meet practicing attorneys, and network. If you plan on participating in this fall's On-Campus Interview program and are interested in working in Wisconsin, this will be especially helpful for you. Professional dress is required.

If you RSVP for a day, you must attend the entire day. You can sign up for one day or both Madison days. Additional details will be shared with those who are participating. To RSVP and for more information, check out the events in Symplicity. Please RSVP by the end of the day on this Friday, May 4th.

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Job Search

Learn how to market yourself to potential employers and how to build your network, resume, cover letter, and interview skills. Find out where students have worked during their summers and where recent graduates are employed, make a reciprocity request, order student business cards and utilize UW Law School passwords. Be sure to sign your transcript release form to make the job search in Symplicity easier. 

Recruiting Events

As a student at the UW Law School you are encouraged to take part in these highly beneficial opportunities including On-Campus Interviewing, Job Fairs and Off-Campus Recruiting Programs.

Judicial Clerkships

Work for a judge for one or two years and further develop your research and writing skills, gain insight into the judicial decision-making process, and be exposed to many areas of the law. Learn more.

Public Interest and Government

The University of Wisconsin Law School has a long tradition of public service and community involvement. Students interested in public interest careers have access to one-on-one counseling, panel discussions on a variety of public interest careers and fellowships, as well as job postings and career fairs. Learn more.

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