Career Development Office
100 Law Center
Houston, Texas 77204-6060
The Career Development Office
UH University Center – Houston Room
Friday, February 20, 2015
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Geared specifically towards firms with 50 or fewer attorneys, the Small & Midsize Firm Open House invites local employers to campus to speak to University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) students about their practice, area of law, and any available law clerk, summer associate and attorney positions. Culminating after a week-long series of career panels discussing the advantages and challenges of small, midsize and growing firms, the open house takes place in a common area, where employers are able to share information about their organization and employment opportunities for the upcoming summer and beyond. This event provides employers the opportunity to meet informally with students, collect resumes for upcoming positions, and introduce their organization to a large number of potential candidates and fellow members of the bar(firm literature and hand-outs are welcomed). Additionally, the event is an opportunity to expose UHLC students to the varied opportunities available in the small and midsized firm arena.
The open house is open to all current UHLC 2L and 3L students. 2L students attending this event are interested in learning more about various practice areas, networking with local attorneys, and, where opportunities are available, establishing a placement for the Spring 2014, Summer 2014, or Fall 2014. 3L students attending this event are interested in networking with local attorneys, establishing a placement for the current Spring 2014, securing a post-bar law clerk position, and/or obtaining a permanent attorney position. Participating firms specify their networking or available employment opportunities of their completed employer registration form. Below are the pertinent details for this year’s open house:
What: Small & Midsize Firm Open House
When: Friday, February 20, 2015 (register by February 6, 2015)
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: UH University Center – Houston Room
Format: Students come to the fair dressed in business attire and equipped with resumes and cover letters. Employer representatives are placed at tables designated by the firm’s name and students freely move among tables speaking with the representatives about their firms and practice areas. Students may provide resumes and cover letters to employers.
After the open house, employers can follow up with students in any way that they see fit—from simply informing a student that they were impressed with their credentials and will keep their resume on file if a need in their office ever arises to offering a student a formal interview or offer for a current or upcoming position. The Career Development Office can provide interview space for employers to conduct formal interviews after the Open House.
If your law firm would like to join us for Small & Midsize Firm Open House, please complete the brief employer registration form by February 6, 2015 (registration will open in early January). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kourtney James Perry at 713-743-5622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.