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Free CLE for UT Law Students: A Survey of Texas Legal Updates on Friday, April 25, 2014

A Survey of Texas Legal Updates (CLE) Friday, April 25, all day at the Texas Law Center in downtown Austin The Hispanic Issues Section of the State Bar of Texas is presenting a full-day CLE event, “A Survey of Texas Legal Updates,” in Austin on Friday, April 25, at the Texas Law Center, 1414 Colorado […]

10 Things Summer Hires Must Know

Mary Crane ( who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners, recently posted these useful tips. From her March 20, 2014 enewsletter: The most successful summer associates and interns enter the workforce prepared to succeed. Whether you are a career services professional or a recruiting and training professional, make sure every summer hire knows the following 10 […]

What Employers Really Value

As many of you gear up for Spring OCI and job fairs, we encourage you to read the article “What Employers Really Value” in ABA’s Student Lawyer (Vol. 42, No. 6, February 2014). Erin Binns, Director of Career Planning at Marquette University Law School, states that “despite all the hype (especially at this time of […]

UT Law Student Business Cards: Order Online by February 13, 2014

The Action Committee for Career Services is providing students the opportunity to purchase 250 student business cards for $25. Ordering business cards is an easy two-step process. Submit your order online and then go to the ordering site to complete you order. You will then immediately see a proof online before finalizing your order. Orders […]

How Recruiters Find Top Talent on LinkedIn

Ever wondered how to make your profile stand out on LinkedIn, or whether people who use the site actually find jobs with it? While the article “How Recruiters Find Top Talent on LinkedIn” (Vault Blogs, January 23, 2014) is a broad overview of using LinkedIn, remember that most legal recruiters will check to see if […]

Texas Venture Labs Information Sessions for UT Law Students

Texas Venture Labs is a start-up accelerator that connects talented graduate and Ph.D students from the CNS, Engineering, MBA, Pharmacy and Law programs with local start-up companies. Projects are semester-long and students work alongside founders to solve important problems, develop growth plans and prepare the company for investment. Application opens February 7, 2014. UT Law […]

Career Resources in the Tarlton and CSO Libraries

You may search the CSO’s Online Resource Library’s catalog for career and professional development handouts, books, periodicals, online resources, as well as audio and video recordings of CSO panels and workshops. Books from the CSO Resource Library may be checked out from the CSO during office hours, which are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, in TNH […]

How to Network and Find a Job Using LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the place for students and recent graduates to find jobs and internships – take a moment to learn the top ten tips for utilizing LinkedIn in your job search as well as how to network on LinkedIn.

Ten Steps to Building a Great Student Profile on LinkedIn

Take a moment to learn the ten steps to building a great student profile on LinkedIn as many recruiters visit this site, as well as Facebook and Instagram, to learn more about you. If you are not a member of the UT Law Alumni-Student Connections Group on Linkedin, join today to network with more than […]

Fall 2013 Panel & Workshop Recordings/Handouts

Miss a CSO panel or workshop this semester?  Here are some of the programs that UT Law students may review below: 1L Orientation & Career Planning Workshop (October 11, 2013) | Handouts (PDF) 1L Resume Workshop (October 17, 2013) | Powerpoint (PDF) Career Exploration: Being a Public Defender (October 7, 2013) Career Exploration: Careers in […]