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. Alumni Panel – Managing a Challenging Legal Job Market
    When: Friday, August 14, 2020, 12:30 – 1:20pm PDT
    Where: via Zoom
    A panel of University of Washington School of Law alumni will share their experiences and advice regarding facing and overcoming challenging legal job markets at graduation this Friday, August 14, 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. on Zoom. The event will open with panelist anecdotes followed by an audience Q&A. Come and have your anxieties eased, voice your concerns about the current legal job market, and connect with empathizing alumni. RSVP in SCS Online.
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  2. Costco Legal Presents: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In-House Insights
    When: Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 11am – 12:30pm PDT
    Where: via Zoom
    Costco Legal presents this virtual, in-house panel intended to support diversity, equity and inclusion by providing in-house practice overviews across specialty areas and by sharing career tips. Students from the University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law are invited to attend. There will be a 60 minute panel presentation followed by a 30 minute question and answer (Q&A) session. This event will be recorded.

    Costco Speakers Include:
    o   John Sullivan, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
    o   Sergio Ahedo Mendoza, Corporate Legal Affairs Director for Costco México
    o   Marianne Bundren, Corporate Counsel - Real Estate Legal
    o   Karen Raines, Corporate Counsel - Regulatory / Sustainability /Social Responsibility / Environmental Legal   
    o   Chris Koa, Corporate Counsel - Corporate / Technology Transactions / IT/ IP Legal

    Costco Legal would like to thank:

    o   Loren Miller Bar Association;
    o   Latino/a Bar Association of Washington;
    o   Asian Bar Association of Washington);
    o   University of Washington Law School; and
    o   Seattle University Law School

    RSVP in SCS Online.
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