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  • Private Sector Resume Review

    January 6, 2022

    If you did not submit your resume for review through the OCS 1L Resume Review Program in the fall, it is not too late to get feedback from an OCS adviser before applying to employers.

  • Reminder- OCS 1L Resume Review Happening Now

    November 18, 2021

    The OCS 1L Resume Review Program is happening now, and is your chance to submit your resume for feedback from an OCS adviser before applying to employers. Your legal resume is your first impression to employers, so make sure it is the best it can be.

  • Submit Your Resume for Review

    November 11, 2021

    Now is a great time to update your resume so that it is ready when you begin applying to jobs and so you have it if needed for networking. After updating your resume, you can submit it for review through OCS’s 1L Resume Review Program. You will receive feedback from an OCS adviser and ensure your resume is making a strong first impression.

  • Last Resume and Cover Letter Workshops for the Semester

    November 4, 2021

    Remember, the OCS 3L Peer Advisers will be available to assist you with your resume or cover letter for use in the 1L summer job search in the private sector. Come by during one of the upcoming Resume and Cover Letter Workshops- there are only 2 left this semester.

  • Resources for Writing a Strong Cover Letter

    November 2, 2021

    Some 1Ls have never written a cover letter and many students simply dread writing one. Writing a cover letter does not have to be intimidating. Start by reviewing our Cover Letter webpage to simplify the process of writing a strong cover letter.

  • Reminder- OCS 1L Resume Review Program

    October 28, 2021

    Take advantage of the OCS 1L Resume Review Program by submitting your resume for feedback from an OCS adviser before applying to employers.

  • Resources for Writing a Strong Cover Letter

    October 28, 2021

    Some 1Ls have never written a cover letter and many students simply dread writing one. Writing a cover letter does not have to be intimidating. Start by reviewing our Cover Letter webpage to simplify the process of writing a strong cover letter.

  • OCS 1L Resume Review Program Now Open

    October 21, 2021

    from an OCS adviser before applying to employers. Your legal resume is your first impression to employers, so make sure it is the best it can be.

  • Get Back in Touch with your References

    October 21, 2021

    As you settle into your 1L year, it’s time to reconnect with the people you will want to list as references during your upcoming summer job search. Take a few minutes over the next few weeks to draft a short email to them, describing your law school experience so far and checking in with them.

  • The One-Page Resume

    October 19, 2021

    Your legal resume should be no longer than one page. You will need to capture the reader’s attention quickly, since the reader will likely be reviewing a large number of resumes. Focus on the information that demonstrates your qualifications for the position, and shows how you would be an asset to the employer.

  • OCS 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshops

    October 14, 2021

    Starting next week, the OCS Peer Advisers will host a series of 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshops. In a small group setting, 1Ls will work with OCS Peer Advisers on how to draft a professional, impressive resume and a persuasive cover letter for the private sector.

  • Creating Your Legal Resume: Resources to Get You Started

    September 30, 2021

    For those of you wanting to get an early start on the task of drafting your resume for next summer’s 1L job search, start with the Resumes section of the OCS website.