Law School Career Services Office

600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0700
Email: lawcareers@duq.edu
Phone: 412.396.6559
Fax: 412.396.6598

Maria D. Comas, Esq.
Director
412.396.6279
comas@duq.edu

Samantha H. Coyne, MBA
Employer Outreach Manager
412.396.2593
coynes1@duq.edu

Arlene H. Miller
Assistant to the Director
412.396.6559
millera@duq.edu

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Students

The Career Services Office offers a complete line of services to current students including:

 

*Career counseling, including interviewing techniques, interpersonal skills, and job search strategies;

*Resume and cover letter review. Sample resumes and cover letters can be found in The CSO Handbook.  The CSO Handbook includes information about other helpful topics such as interview and networking skills, other types of correspodence (thank you letters, etc), professionalism, and hi-tech etiquette.

*Job postings for students and alumni available online via DuqLawConnect (Symplicity)  (If you have misplaced your log-in information, please contact us at lawcareers@duq.edu.)  DuqLawConnect also includes various directories, such as the Pittsburgh Area Law Firm Directory - Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties; The CSO Handbook; and virtual Resume Books;

*The Common Plea – a wonderful resource for students and alumni, where you can find links to various job postings, information about professional development and job search topics (including The CSO Handbook), articles of interest, a listing of bar associations and professional organizations, and more;

*Seminars, panel discussions, presentations and events on topics such as interviewing skills, judicial clerkships, practice areas, solo & small firm practice, and networking;

*Mock Interviews with alumni, local attorneys and members of the CSO staff; or on-line via InterviewStream (a web-based platform);

*Alumni/Student Mentor Program that connects students with alumni for the purposes of offering advice on job search, networking skills and for sharing personal experiences in making the transition from law student to lawyer;

* Recruitment of legal employers to participate in the CSO's fall and spring recruitment programs, including on-campus interviewing, and review of students' resumes;

*Reciprocity for students to access another law school's career services office when they intend to work in another city or state during the summer break or after graduation;

* Books and other career planning resources that may be borrowed from the CSO Resource Center; and

* Information about various scholarships, writing competitions and job fairs.