UHLC students put best foot forward during campus interviews with prospective employers

Peyton Craig, left, Connie Recchini, Sarah Luther, Jordan Mack and Zach Scott were among about 150 University of Houston Law Center students who participated in the first session of the On-Campus Interview Program arranged by the Career Development Office.

Aug. 17, 2016 – A week before the start of classes, University of Houston Law Center students are preparing for their futures.

Students, dressed in their best business attire and armed with applications and updated resumes, are interviewing with prospective employers this week during the first session of the Career Development Office's On-Campus Interview Program. A second session will be held at the Law Center on Oct. 21.

More than 75 employers, ranging from multi-national law firms to local government agencies are participating in the event.

"The diverse group of legal employers represent every sector of the legal industry and provide Law Center students with a wide range of opportunities as they enter their legal careers," said Kourtney James Perry, associate director for Career Development.

Employers accepted applications from students for clerking and post-graduate opportunities. The event is primarily for rising 2L students, however some employers also interviewed 3L and LL.M. students.

The Career Development Office provided employers with application materials for students interested in each specific organization. Employers then chose which students to interview and either contacted them directly or interviewed them on campus.

About 150 students took part in the 20- to 30-minute interview sessions. Employers had the option of inviting students for additional interviews at their office or made offers on the spot.

"This event benefits law employers by providing coordinated interview access to some of the best and brightest students the Law Center has to offer," James Perry said. "Law Center students benefit by having the opportunity to interact with a large variety of employers all in one place and at one time. It's a win-win for all involved."

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