Career Development Office

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MWThF 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-6pm

Career Development Office
4604 Calhoun Road Room 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.

UHLC Upper Level Mentoring Program Sign Up Now!

3L and 4L students can sign up now for the Upper Level Mentoring Program to be paired with a lawyer from the Houston area who will serve as a mentor and offer guidance to students as they prepare to enter the legal world. To the extent possible, students are matched with an attorney based on practice area of interest and law firm/organization preference.

This year’s Mentoring Program will begin with a Mentoring Kickoff on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 5pm in the Hendricks Heritage Room. Attendance at the Kickoff is encouraged, but not mandatory for participation in the program. Visit for more information, to request a mentor, and to RSVP for the Kickoff. The deadline to sign up is September 14th.


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