Graduate Student Career & Professional Development

Student and Career Services offers specialized career counseling for graduate students, both domestic and international. Career coaches are available to meet individually to develop a tailored employment search strategy. These services include revising application materials, identifying firms and organizations that match students’ interests and introducing students to practitioners in their chosen field.

Additionally, graduate students have access to:

  • Academic advising
  • Career coaching
  • Networking opportunities and events
  • Professional development programming
  • Online and subscription-based job-search tools
  • Assistance obtaining externships and internships

Career & Networking Calendar

See the full calendar of upcoming events.

  1. Internship/Externship Information Session for Graduate Students
    When: Thursday, October 28, 2021, 12:30 – 1:20pm PDT
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    Jennifer Lenga-Long, the Associate Director of the Sustainable International Development Graduate Program and Anna Bakhmetyeva, the Assistant Director and Academic Advisor for the Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law & Policy invite you to learn more about integrating internships and externships as part of your UW Law experience as a graduate student. This event will be recorded.

  2. Legal Resume 101 for Graduate Students
    When: Monday, November 1, 2021, 12:30 – 1:20pm PDT
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    Learn how to transform your CV or resume from a prior professional career to a legal resume for the US job market! Please register to attend in SCS Online.

  3. Legal Market Overview
    When: Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 12:30 – 1:20pm PDT
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    In a legal market that is constantly changing, it’s important to keep up with trends that impact recruiting and hiring so you can make educated decisions about your future. This session will explore the new market realities of both public and private sector employers.
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  4. Expand Your Search: Out of State Job Opportunities
    When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 12:30 – 1:20pm PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    Legal markets across the country have unique and interesting opportunities to offer. Come learn about the various practices and opportunities prevalent in legal markets outside of Seattle and Washington State as you consider opening your search up to these exciting possibilities.
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  5. Networking Etiquette Training Session
    When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12:30 – 1:15pm PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    The Asian/Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) and UW Law Student & Career Services invites all UW Law students to a networking etiquette training session. The session will cover the "how-to"s of networking with attorneys and provide insight on how to present yourself professionally as a law student. Participating attorneys from K&L Gates LLP and Microsoft will answer student questions after the presentation.

    Please register in SCS Online to attend.

    Note: If you plan to attend APASLA's Speed Networking Event on November 18, 2021, you must register and attend this training session.

  6. Coffee With Counsel
    When: Friday, November 19, 2021, 9 – 10am PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    Practice your networking skills with local attorneys from a variety of practice areas, industries, and settings during Coffee with Counsel sessions hosted by SCS. These small group events will bring different attorneys each week to meet with a small group of students on Friday mornings over coffee.  Space is limited and advanced registration is required.
    Register in SCS Online.
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