Spring recruiting is a small, on-campus interviewing program. This year we have a few employers, both from the public and private sector, coming on campus to interview for summer positions. You may now access the current list of participating employers in Symplicity under the OCI Tab. The deadline to apply for these opportunities is Monday, January 25, 2016, UNLESS the posting states an alternative date.
Five Tips for Success in Spring Recruiting
- PROOFREAD all of your materials for any final edits and typos before uploading. Once your materials are finalized, CONVERT THEM INTO A PDF BEFORE uploading so nothing will inadvertently change as you upload or when employers view and print your documents.
- RESUME: Most employers prefer a strong, concise ONE-page resume. It MUST be error-free (as with all materials). Be sure to include your GPA and Class Rank on your resume, as most employers request this information.
- COVER LETTER: Prepare an individual cover letter for each employer to whom you are applying. Address cover letters to the contact person, not “To Whom it May Concern”. Use your resume heading (contact information) on your cover letter and other documents for consistency.
- WRITING SAMPLE: 5 – 7 pages in length recommended, with cover page attached (using resume heading at top), and a brief explanatory paragraph of the sample, what excerpted from, issue presented and any background facts. Contact Kate Stoker in the Writing Clinic or your Lawyering Process professor for assistance with sample content/editing.
- APPOINTMENT: Schedule an appointment with a CDO Career Consultant to review your resume, cover letter, and other application materials BEFORE you submit. Let our office help you put your best foot forward!
Although Spring Recruiting is a visible activity on campus, it is just one of many vehicles that can be used in your job search. Securing a position involves a multifaceted approach, one in which our office is ready to assist you!