Welcome to the Virtual Career Office
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We are passionate about providing law students with the tools to discover your unique path to a meaningful career. Our Virtual Career Office is the latest innovation designed to increase access to key resources. Using the Virtual Career Office, students can ask and receive answers to quick questions about career and professional development goals, find frequently accessed resources, and connect with employers or alumni using our extensive professional networks.
Make a Connection – NEW!
Building relationships and expanding your professional network are key steps in the career exploration and job search process. The OCPD maintains relationships with attorneys across the country in various fields of practice. These attorneys have expressed interest in talking with students and providing information, mentorship, and support. If you would like to be put in touch with an attorney in the geographic or practice area you are interested in, please fill out this form. You should receive an email in the coming days from someone in our office who will help facilitate a connection on your behalf.
The Law Student Outreach Committee of the NCBA Young Lawyers Division has also revamped their Grab a Coffee (GaC) Program into a new virtual networking opportunity that seeks to pair law students with practicing attorneys based on their practice area(s) of interest. Discussion topics include the attorney’s path to their current employment, what the practice is like in the attorney’s current areas, and any general advice the attorney may have for the student. Sign up today!
On-Demand Legal Career Videos – NEW!
In partnership with LawFirmElearning, NALP’s Developing the Professional Work Group developed a series of “tips” for students as they start their job searches and prepare to enter the workforce. These interactive e-learning modules are a simple, engaging way to help you focus on some of the core elements of professionalism.
- Email and Voicemail Etiquette (12 minutes)
- Managing Job Offers (7 minutes)
- Best Practices for Communicating with Employers During the Application Process (6 minutes)
- Ace the Interview (6 minutes)
- The Business of Law (6 minutes)
- Maintaining Well-Being During the Job Search Process (6 minutes)
- Government and Public Service Interviewing (6 minutes)
- Cultural Competence (6 minutes)
- Virtual Interviews and Remote Work (6 minutes)
Students can also browse a vast library of Law Firm Virtual Work Experience Programs from firms & companies around the world. These FREE programs replicate tasks that might be completed by entry-level attorneys, from preparing, evaluating, and drafting an international transaction, to providing client advice around blockchain and cryptoassets. These real-world simulations not only build practical, marketable skills, but also give you a peek into the day-to-day life of a young associate.
Hired: A Legal Career Podcast – NEW SEASON!
Season 2 of Hired: A Legal Career Podcast features a brand new format where episodes are organized by theme instead of guest. Instead of a one-on-one interview, host Jordan Lee speaks to multiple experts each episode to explore a variety of topics like networking mechanics, the legal profession’s fixation on relationship building, and more. Each episode will feature just as much or more content than an episode in Season 1 but in about half the time. It’s dynamic, faster paced, and, hopefully, a touch more entertaining. Check it out!
Need Additional Assistance?
E-mail our office directly, keyword search the Career Planning Guide or reach out to your career advisor:
- Francie Scott, Assistant Dean | firstname.lastname@example.org | 336.758.4005
- Alvita Barrow, Associate Director, Public Interest Careers |
email@example.com | 336.758.5759
- Alison Ashe-Card, Associate Director, Diversity & Inclusion
firstname.lastname@example.org | 336.758.4602
- Elizabeth Goodwin, Assistant Director, Employer Outreach
email@example.com | 336.758.3065
- Jordan Crosby Lee, Assistant Director | firstname.lastname@example.org | 336.758.2469