3D/4E Career Blueprint - Capital University Law School

3D/4E Career Blueprint

  • Objective 

    As you enter your last year of law school, turn your attention to building connections, securing opportunities, and sharing personal brand. Your focus should be on setting smart job search strategies that ensure post-graduate employment outcomes.
     
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    Activities & Tasks

    Summer

    • Maintain updated resume
    • Attend summer receptions and events
    • Observe or shadow various attorneys; attend court or administrative hearings
    • Participate in Fall Recruiting if interested in the participating employers
       

    Fall Semester

    • Schedule an appointment with the OPD staff
    • Update your networking list 
    • Set-up informational interviews with prospective employers
    • Begin researching potential post-graduate employers
    • If graduating in January, 
      • Complete the At-Graduation Employment Outcomes Survey via Symplicity 
      • Meet with OPD staff prior to graduation if you are looking for post-graduate employment
      • Complete Pro Bono Legal Honors Program requirements prior to graduation
      • If you are relocating to another city or state, consider requesting reciprocity from a law school in the area to review alumni job postings or begin using the BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank (accessible via Symplicity
      • Add updated resume to graduating class resume book (via Symplicity)
       

    Spring Semester

    • Participate in Spring Recruiting if interested in the participating employers
    • Complete the At-Graduation Employment Outcomes Survey via Symplicity 
    • Meet with OPD staff prior to graduation if you are looking for post-graduate employment
    • Complete Pro Bono Legal Honors Program requirements prior to graduation
    • If you are relocating to another city or state, consider requesting reciprocity from a law school in the area to review alumni job postings or begin using the BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank (accessible via Symplicity)
    • Add updated resume to graduating class resume book (via Symplicity)
     
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    Resume Drafting

    Cover Letter Drafting 

    Interviewing 

    Networking 

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