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Five-Minute Video on Why You Should Join LinkedIn

As you embark on your career, the Career Services Office encourages you to create a LinkedIn profile to expand and manage your professional network. LinkedIn is the leading professional network on the Internet, enabling you to find and connect with classmates and colleagues that you already know; meet professionals and join groups with similar interests; […]

Obtain UTmail ( and Keep It for Life

UTmail lets you show your Longhorn pride with an “” email address. With a UTmail account you get 25 GB inboxes compared to the standard 7 GB offered with Gmail; your account is also protected with greater privacy settings than public accounts. Those who opt-in to UTmail will have 25 GB inboxes, which is fantastic. […]

Invitation Etiquette

According to The Emily Post Institute, no one is obligated to accept an invitation or to explain the reasons for not accepting. Nor will anyone come running to your door and demand that you finally reply to that invitation that has been sitting in your inbox or on your coffee table for three weeks.  However, […]

Networking to Get–and Keep–Your Law Firm Job

Students and alumni may be interested in the reading the article “Networking to Get–and Keep–Your Law Firm Job” (Vault Law Editors, March 29, 2012) to learn how to build and keep your professional network.

UT Law Alumni-Student Connections LinkedIn Group Expands to More Than 1,000 Members – Join Today!

If you haven’t already, we invite you to join the UT Law Alumni-Student Connections LinkedIn Group. More than 1,000 alumni, friends and fellow students are already harnessing the power of this network. For more information about how to use LinkedIn, visit the Social Media Tips page on the CSO website or the LinkedBlog.

Michael Whelan ’11: Rising From The Ashes with the Help of Networking

Michael Whelan, ’11, who had just started a solo practice, lost his home in the wildfires that occur during Labor Day weekend.  He writes an inspiring story about networking (Solo Practice University Blog) and how it has helped him not only in his career, but also how it led to the help he needed in […]

Why Every Law Student Should Be On Twitter

Great article on several great reasons “Why Every Law Student Should Be On Twitter” (Allison Monahan, The Girl’s Guide to Law School), such as: It’s an amazing way to meet people It allows you to (very rapidly) build a reputation as an “expert” in your specific niche It exposes you to new and useful ideas, […]

How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates

Social media monitoring service Reppler recently surveyed more than 300 hiring professionals to determine when and how job recruiters are screening job candidates on different social networks. See the article “How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates” (Mashable) for more information and keep this in mind as you move forward with your career.

Harness the Power of LinkedIn

The article “Harness the Power of LinkedIn”  (Career Rocketeer, October 17, 2011) offers helpful tips on making the most of your LinkedIn page and reaching out to your connections. For more information about how to use LinkedIn, visit the Social Media Tips page on the CSO website. If you haven’t already, join the UT Law […]

Stay Connected via LinkedIn: Join the UT Law Alumni-Student Connections Group

By joining the UT Law Alumni-Student Connections LinkedIn group, you and other members can maximize the advantage of the UT Law network. UT Law students will find this network useful for seeking information on a wide range of career-related topics from UT alumni and classmates alike. Student members are encouraged to post discussions about OCI, […]