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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.
Tip of the week:
1L Alumni Shadowing Matches Now Available! Over 100 alumni from across the country have volunteered to meet with 1Ls during your winter or spring break to give you an insider’s view of their workplace and their day-to-day professional life. Sign up now by selecting your preferences from the spreadsheet sent in last week's OCPD Newsletter and submitting the form to the OCPD front desk. Matches are made based on a first-come, first-served basis, but plenty of options are still available.
Article of the week:
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.
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.