Office of Career and Professional Development

Symplicity - UW

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email  608-262-7856

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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:

On March 26th you have the wonderful opportunity to tag along with OCPD on a trip to Minneapolis for a day! Over the course of the day, you will visit some of Minneapolis’ large firms including: Dorsey Whitney, Stinson Leonard Street, Briggs and Morgan, Gray Plant Mooty, Robins Kaplan, Fredrickson & Byron, and Faegre Baker Daniels. This is a GREAT opportunity in preparation for OCI and 2L summer or post-graduation employment. You are responsible for transportation and lodging. OCPD will try to facilitate carpooling and room shares if there is student interest. Please RSVP in Symplicity as space is limited! Email Megan Zurbriggen with any questions.

Helpful Articles:

Mastering the Art of the Networking Event

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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