Congratulations on your acceptance, and welcome to the University of South Carolina School of Law.
We are happy that you will be joining the ranks of USC's distinguished students and alumni.
The Office of Career Services provides many ways to assist all students in identifying the types of employment opportunities available to law students and graduates. USC students can call on the expertise of three career services professionals, all of whom have worked in the legal field and have many contacts with attorneys and judges. We especially enjoy counseling students one-on-one, helping each person think about his or her career goals and maximizing the chances of finding the right job.
We offer programs on resume preparation, interviewing skills, identifying job possibilities, and career options. Valuable networking events are hosted to provide you with the opportunity to meet attorneys who have experience in many different areas. We sponsor on-campus interviews (OCI), where legal employers come to the law school to hire students for summer positions and permanent jobs. There are also off-campus interview programs, including several in Atlanta and Washington, DC, where we join other law schools in recruiting employers to interview students. Employers post job opportunities and collect resumes via our internal database, Symplicity. Additionally, we help students prepare to find the many job opportunities that are never advertised.
These are just a few examples of the resources we offer. Soon after Orientation, we will have the opportunity to meet you face-to-face and tell you more about how Career Services can help you on your legal career path. We look forward to assisting you. If you have any questions or would like to set up a meeting this summer, please feel free to contact us at (803) 777-8479.
Congratulations again -- and welcome to the Class of 2016!
Phyllis Burkhard, Director of Career Services
Jill Kunkle, Associate Director of Career Services
Yvonne Visser, Associate Director of Career Services
Susan Lamprey, On-Campus Interview and Resume Collection Coordinator
Susan Watts, Student Services and Job Posting Coordinator