Washington University School of Law arms its students and alumni with relevant resources to advance their career and achieve their professional goals.
Career education is a fundamental element of @WashULaw programs and student experience, as the demand for upskilling, reskilling and lifelong learning changes our workforce. We encourage students to take advantage of our complimentary career services to define their professional preferences, areas of expertise and personal motivations.
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Virtual Career Center
Upon enrollment, students gain access to the Virtual Career Center, an online, self-paced, foundation course with approximately 10 e-learning instructional modules, short video lectures and job search tools for career planning and education. Through the career center, students can focus on:
Job search strategy and tools
Résumé writing and curriculum vitae reviews
Salary negotiation preparation
LinkedIn profile development
Cover letter writing
Students can also complete career engagement exercises and connect with a coach if needed. The foundation course is available to current students and alumni three years beyond graduation.
One-on-One Career Support
Career counseling advisors provide students with personalized career advice. Students can make individual appointments to meet via phone or video conference to receive guidance in managing job searches, preparing for interviews, developing résumés, building a LinkedIn profile, creating a digital portfolio and more.
The Career Services team can help students become:
We can help students build a strategy to increase their attractiveness to employers by creating impressive career materials, growing their network, preparing for interviews and targeting career options.
We can help students identify and leverage their existing skills, new industry knowledge and @WashULaw networks to create a career development plan that keeps them accountable while working toward their immediate pre-graduation goals.
We can help students evaluate prestigious assignments and high-demand projects to broaden their legal skills and network for in-role advancement.
Throughout the program, students have access to recorded information sessions as well as live webinars from @WashULaw’s Career Services department. Some of these webinars include topics such as résumé building and other program-specific topic areas.
Washington University School of Law Alumni Network
Washington University alumni live and work in communities around the world. When students graduate from @WashULaw, their career advancement can continue through our engaging alumni network that spans virtually every profession.
Graduates can choose from more than 50 networks to join within the university’s community and use tools like LinkedIn’s @WashULaw Alumni Group to connect with fellow alumni from around the world.
Foreign-trained lawyers who want to expand their legal education can earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) or LL.M. in Taxation degree and take the bar exam in California and Washington state. Graduates of the LL.M. programs can work in the following areas: