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Career & Professional Development Center

Alumni

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We offer alumni ongoing assistance with career planning until retirement. We are available for individual career counseling, job search strategy, mock interviews, networking contacts, guiding assessment and researching career options. From traditional lawyer to alternative career we have advice. Make an appointment - 503.768.6608, or lscs@lclark.edu.

(CPDC) Center Services

Materials Review

Alumni may hand deliver or email application materials to us for review. Materials are returned with notes, feedback, and recommendations. Typical turnaround is 24 hours, but during busy seasons (at the very beginning of each semester) it can take longer, so it is important to get materials in as early as possible. For resume and application material samples,visit our electronic resource library.

(CPDC) Library And Reference Materials

CPDC maintains an electronic library of valuable professional development resources, including quick reference information, handbooks and manuals, webinars and podcasts of programs. Additionally, we house a physical resource library in our office with a selection of resources and guides you can take with you.

Videoconferencing, Computers and Telephone

We have telephones, computers (fax and printing also) and interview rooms available. We have Skype capabilities for free video calls, and will work with employers to set up their video-conferencing if necessary. Additionally, resume paper, envelopes, and thank you cards are available in the CPDC office.

Alumni Network

We connect alumni across the United States and across practice areas. Whether you are changing cities or practices, the alumni network can connect you to others who have already made the journey. Contact Suraya Barbee, Director of Alumni Relations

Connecting with L&C

Students are eager to learn more about particular practice areas and markets and alumni are a great resource for these students. If you are interested in getting involved please contact our office.  Below is a list of just a few ways in which you can get involved:

Hire a Student

If you have a legal position, whether for summer, school-term or post-graduate, attend our on-campus recruiting programs or post the position online for our students and alumni. Post a position here.

Serve as Mentor or Practice Interviewer

Alumni are always needed to give students feedback on their interview skills. Yearly, our first years as well as upper division students seek out formal and informal mentoring. We are always looking to identify mentors among our alumni in the Northwest and beyond. If you are interested, contact our office at 503.768.6608.

Participate on Career Panels

Throughout the year, CPDC works with our student groups to present on a variety of practice areas and career-related issues and we are always looking for alumni to share their expertise and unique perspectives. The panels vary from year to year, but if you have particular areas of focus and would be willing to speak, please contact our office at 503.768.6608.

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