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Career Services and Resources

Office of Career Development & Professionalism 

You want your Chicago-Kent degree to not just land you a job but also kick-start a fulfilling career. That’s why we emphasize practical, hands-on experiences throughout school and ongoing relationships and access to job resources years after you graduate.

As a student you will find an array of effective tools and resources for career search and development. Our Office of Career Development and Professionalism sets you up for success beginning year one when you’ll be assigned a career adviser who will help you create an agenda for carving out your career path throughout your years at Chicago-Kent. Beyond that, our career services team offers individual career counseling and career planning advice to connect you with the career opportunities available in Chicago and beyond.

Whatever your passions or ambitions, the Chicago-Kent community is your pathway to the right externship leads, networking opportunities, and alumni relationships. And you can access the career services that we offer—including access to online job postings—as an alumni throughout your professional career. Are you an employer? We will connect you with well-qualified candidates to meet your staffing needs. We'll set you up with qualified candidates and arrange for on-campus interviews during our Fall Recruiting Program. Please review our Employment Outcomes in the link below.

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Please contact us and let us know how we can help you on your path to a successful law career!

 

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Services for Students

Chicago-Kent's office of Career Development and Professionalism is here to help each student achieve their professional goals through individualized counseling and assistance. Find out how we can help you.

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Services for Alumni

Our services don't stop after you graduate. In addition to access to our alumni advisor network, our individual career counseling provides alumni with career planning advice, revision of resume and cover letters, assistance with career changes, and interviewing and job search strategy.

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Information for Employers

The office of Career Development and Professionalism staff are available to help employers find qualified candidates, whether they are seeking law clerks or attorneys for their offices. Additionally, our Fall Recruiting Program allows for formal on-campus interviews on an ad hoc basis.

Our office of Career Development and Professionalism, in partnership with local law firms and other organizations, promotes diversity-related job fairs and workshops, scholarship opportunities, and other programs throughout the year.  For more information about Chicago-Kent’s diversity initiatives, please visit our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office page.

Contact Information

Office of Career Development and Professionalism
Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street, Suite 360 (third floor)
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: 312.906.5200
Email: kentcdp@kentlaw.iit.edu
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jacqueline Russell, Interim Dean for Career Development and Professionalism, Director of Recruitment Programs, Career Development and Professionalism; Co-Director of the Solo and Small Practice Incubator

Michelle Vodenik, Director, Public Interest Center; and Senior Director, Career Development and Professionalism

Carla Rubalcava, Administrative Associate of Career Development and Professionalism