Career Development Office

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MWThF 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm

Career Development Office
4604 Calhoun Road
Bates Law Building, Suite 8
Houston, Texas 77204-6054
Phone: 713-743-2090
Fax: 713-743-2091


Welcome to the Career Development Office

The Career Development Office (CDO) offers a full range of resources and services to assist both students and employers in achieving their goals.Our primary mission is to equip students and graduates with the resources and skills to successfully generate and take advantage of professional opportunities. In support of this mission, the CDO guides students and alumni in the use of tools and strategies for successful job searches. The cornerstone of our service is our one-on-one career advising.

We also assist employers in identifying and recruiting talented students and alumni to fulfill their employment needs. We provide a number of opportunities for employers to connect with our students, including career panels, networking events, workshops, mock interviews, job fairs, recruitment programs, and an electronic job bank.  With our in-depth knowledge of the student and alumni population, the CDO can guide employers to the right candidate for their organization.

Whether you are looking for a job or seeking employees, the CDO is here to help, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if the CDO can assist you in any way.

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Upper Level Mentoring Program and Part-Time Partners Program – Sign Up Now!

The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) is currently seeking mentors for the 2017-2018 Upper Level Mentoring Program and Part-Time Partners Program. The Upper Level Mentoring Program pairs upper class students with Houston-area attorneys to aid with the transition to practice. An extension of the Upper Level Mentoring Program, Part-Time Partners, addresses the specific needs of part-time students by connecting current students with alumni of the UHLC part-time program who "partner" with the Career Development Office to help provide guidance and tools for part-time UHLC students. This year's mentoring programs will begin with a Kick-Off on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5pm at the Law Center. Visit to RSVP and sign up to be a mentor by September 20th. Although we encourage everyone to attend, the Kick-Off is not mandatory for participation in the program.