Career Planning

From your first day on campus, to graduation day and beyond, our full-service Office of Career Planning supports you on your journey to a rewarding legal career.

The Office of Career Planning (OCP) is staffed with attorney-counselors who have diverse legal experience and networks upon which to draw as they work with you on career planning, job search strategy, and connecting you with alumni and other contacts and opportunities in the legal community.

The most recent graduating class reported higher employment rates than previous years: 61 percent of the Class of 2017 are in full-time, long-term positions that require bar admission or prefer a JD. In all, 78 percent secured full-time, long-term legal or professional employment within 10 months of graduating. Read more

OCP services and programs include:

  • Individual career counseling
  • Resume, cover letter, and social media review
  • Connecting you with alumni and other potential employers
  • Online jobs database
  • On-campus recruiting
  • Career skills workshops
  • Mock interviews

Connect with Lawyers

Throughout the year, OCP organizes a variety of opportunities for students to meet lawyers in their areas of interest, including:

  • Panels by practitioners in different practice areas
  • The Lunch with Lawyers Program (small group lunches)
  • Diversity recruitment opportunities
  • Public Interest/Public Sector Legal Careers Day
  • Tech sector networking events

Whether it was preparing me for informational interviews, invitations to lunches, or my final interviews at Kilpatrick, my OCP counselor was always only a phone call away. She even helped me decide on a schedule so I could take full advantage of an amazing externship opportunity. When I came into her office to tell her about my Kilpatrick offer, she gave me a huge hug and then sat me down to answer all of my questions.

Calla Yee ’15, secured her position before graduation to become an associate in the intellectual property department at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton