The Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) offers individualized counseling for JD and LL.M. students, both day and evening, throughout their time at WCL and for one year beyond graduation. The OCPD hosts and co-sponsors on- and offline professional development and recruitment programming that features experts and employers from a variety of practice settings. These include mock interviews, resume writing, and career and networking fairs.
JD graduates in need of career counseling more than one year after graduation receive assistance through our Office of Alumni Relations. Matthew Pascocello, Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development, provides experienced alumni with resources, networks, programs, and individual counseling to assist them in their lifelong pursuit of career and professional development. Please visit the Alumni Career Services and Resources page for more information.
LL.M. alumni seeking career counseling should schedule an appointment with Shanza Qureshi, Career Advisor for LL.M. and International Students via CareerLink.
Alumni seeking access to Legal Careers 101, our online guide to career and professional development, can email email@example.com to request the password.
OCPD’s counselors provide expert guidance for students and recent graduates in search of internships, externships, clerkships, and careers in law, and help them create personalized career plans based on their experiences and interests.
Through individualized sessions, counselors may assist students with:
- Career Path Exploration
- Job Search Strategies
- Networking and Other Interpersonal Skills
- Application Materials
- Exploring Job Search Resources
- Interview Preparation and Follow-up
- Identifying Clerkships, Internships, and Fellowships
- Offer Selection and Negotiation
After the initial meeting with a counselor, students are invited to continue working with that career counselor throughout their law school career. They may also meet with other career counselors whose area(s) of specialization most closely align with their goals. Find each counselor’s areas of specialization on the Staff page.
The Office of Career & Professional Developments uses CareerLink, hosted by Symplicity, to house information on career development events, recruiting opportunities, employers who hire WCL students and graduates, and more. Students and alumni may use CareerLink to RSVP for events, apply for jobs, and schedule mock interviews and other targeted career counseling appointments.
Log into CareerLink to:
- Schedule an Appointment with a Career Counselor
- Search for Employment Opportunities
- Register for Recruitment Events
Recent graduates and experienced alumni who prefer to use something other than their AU email address to log into CareerLink can do so by converting to an alumni email account or using their personal email. The OCPD’s administrative team is available to provide assistance should any issues arise when accessing CareerLink.
Exclusively for our students and alumni, this password-protected site has a wealth of information on job hunting, application materials, interviews, networking, and more. Legal Careers 101 features videos, handouts, and helpful guides, all designed to supplement our workshops and one-on-one counseling.
If you’re a member of our community, finding the password is easy: Simply log into CareerLink and look at the Employment Resources announcement near the bottom of the Home page. If you’re in the library, you can inquire at the circulation desk at Pence Law Library. If you’re an alum, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll provide it to you.