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.

Office of Career Planning (OCP) counselors are experienced JDs with diverse industry experiences to draw from as they work with you to identify your career interests and showcase your professional skillsets. Services and programs include:

  • Individual career counseling
  • Resume, cover letter, and social media review
  • Online jobs database
  • On-campus recruiting and job fairs
  • Career skills workshops
  • Extensive mock interview program

claudia garciaThe best part of the Launch Your Career Here program is that it allows you to explore different areas of interest while you are still a student. I have had the opportunity to do work in public interest, in the private sector, and even completed an externship abroad. All of these different work experiences have contributed to my development as a well-rounded job applicant.

Claudia Garcia '15

Connect with Lawyers

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

  • Panels, presentations, and career fairs
  • The LinkedIn Mentor Program (connecting alumni with current students)
  • The Lunch with Lawyers Program (small group lunches)
  • Minority and 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