Students should become extremely familiar with the CPD’s Career Handbook, available on the Symplicity Document Library and in hard copy form in our office. This resource contains great resume and cover letter samples, interviewing and networking tips, information on salary expectations and much, much more.
Career Crossroads: The CPD Blog
The blog is updated regularly in the fall and spring semesters. Career Crossroads contains information about upcoming CPD programs, OCI and job application deadlines, and useful resources for your job search. This blog also provides information on the following specialized practice areas:
- Government & Public Interest
- Dimensions of Diversity
- Private Practice
- Alternative Careers
Month-by-Month Job Search Checklists
Use our handy month-by-month job search checklists to guide you through each year of law school – and beyond. The 1L, 2L, 3L, and Recent Graduate checklists can be found in your Career Handbook and in the Symplicity Document Library.
The Famous Yellow Bookmark
Stop by the CPD to pick up the latest edition of our Yellow Bookmark which contains log-in information for our most important (and most popular!) password-protected resources.
The CPD's On-line Document Library
The CPD’s On-line Document Library is accessible on Symplicity (click on the "Documents" tab and then click on "Document Library") and provides access to a vast network of legally related internet resources and subscriptions such as:
- The Government Honors & Internship Handbook;
- The Guide to State Court Judicial Clerkship Procedures;
- The Intercollegiate Job Bank (attorney job postings from law schools around the country);
- 12 Months of Diversity Opportunities;
- PSLawNet (for public interest opportunities nationwide); and
- Videos of past CPD attorney panels, guest speakers, and workshops.
Career Resource Library
Our office’s Career Resource Library houses an ever-growing collection of print and video resources related to your job search and your overall career development. We also subscribe to several weekly and monthly publications that list legal job openings nationwide.
CPD Bulletin Board
The CPD maintains a bulletin board just outside the front door of our office (Suite 180) to provide fast information about CPD events, programming, and resources.