Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies
Seeking legal employment may be different than any other type of job search you’ve conducted. Our Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies can help you every step of the way by:
- educating you on a variety of legal practice areas and legal alternative options;
- coaching you on how to develop skills necessary to effectively compete in the legal market;
- helping you achieve summer and post-graduation employment goals;
- connecting students and alumni; and
- serving as an ongoing job resource for Georgia State Law alumni.
What We Offer
- individual career counseling (begins Oct. 15 for entering first-year students; part-time students seeking full-time work may use services immediately);
- career aids and guides;
- resume and cover letter reviews;
- career workshops, forums, panel presentations and networking events;
- online recruiting tool, Symplicity, which enables students and alumni to view job postings, post resumes and register for on- and off-campus interview opportunities and events;
- fall and spring recruitment programs;
- national and regional on- and off-campus job fairs;
- Professional Development & Career Strategies Resource Center, which includes a library, employer information files, employment directories, Symplicity Document Library and other career publications;
- reciprocity services that allow students and alumni to use other law schools’ career services facilities.
- Reciprocal services are available on a one-to-one basis to students and graduates of other ABA-accredited/NALP member law schools who permit Georgia State Law students and graduates use of their services. Reciprocity will only be granted to one law school in the state of Georgia.
- Requests for reciprocity must be made in writing by a center official two weeks prior to any visit. Requests must include contact information for the student/graduate, including address, and whether requesting in-office or online job-posting access. The student/graduate should wait for a copy of our written response before contacting this office. No walk-ins or phone requests will be considered.
- Reciprocity is granted for a period of three months and will expire on the date listed in the letter granting reciprocity. If a student is requesting online access, his or her reciprocity will start the day payment is received. A request for renewal will be treated as a new request.
- Reciprocity is not available during fall on-campus recruitment (Aug. 1 through Nov. 1).
- Reciprocity services include in-office access to employment listings and review of materials in the Professional Development & Career Strategies Resource Center or the option to access our job postings online for a $25 fee.
- Services don’t include participation in on-campus interviews, job fairs, employer mailings, resume referral or counseling. All students/graduates granted reciprocity must sign in at the Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies reception desk to have in-office access.
- Applicants who are granted reciprocity must state in cover letters to employers that the job listings were provided by Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies through a reciprocal agreement with their school. Failure to comply will result in revocation of reciprocity privileges.
- Subscription to the monthly E-Graduate Job Bulletin is available to graduates of other law schools at any time. The cost is $30 for a six-month subscription.
- Fees for online job posting access or job bulletin subscriptions must be paid by check. Checks should be made payable to: Georgia State University College of Law, Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies, P.O. Box 4037, Atlanta, GA 30302-4037.