The Department of Career Services assists students with career planning and preparation, and works closely with prospective employers to maximize employment opportunities.
Throughout the academic year, Career Services conducts many career-related presentations and panel discussions for students. Topics include writing resumes and cover letters, job search nuts and bolts, interviewing, the judicial clerkship process, and overviews of substantive legal practice areas. We welcome employers to participate in our programs.
Career Services’ mission is to help students engage in a meaningful job search, to compete as professionals, and to help them make well-informed choices leading to long-term career satisfaction. Career Services staff members are available for individual counseling with students.
The department coordinates on-campus student interviews with employers in the public and private sectors in South Carolina and beyond. These on-campus interview programs are concentrated in the fall for second- and third-year students and in the spring for first-year students.
The department forwards resumes, cover letters and other application materials to requesting employers. Employers may choose to conduct interviews on campus or off campus.
The department provides students with access to a dynamic database of employers who wish to have students contact them directly. The department also develops and maintains online career resource tools available on this site.
The Charleston School of Law prepares students for careers in all areas of legal practice. Regardless of a student’s path after graduation, the law school strives to instill in students the value of public service. All students must complete pro bono legal service under the supervision of a licensed attorney before they graduate. Student matriculating on or June 2019 must complete at least 50 hours of pro bono work. Students matriculating before June 2019 must complete at least 30 hours of pro bono work. The Director of Public Service and Pro Bono develops a wide variety of pro bono opportunities and maintains a list of pre-approved pro bono sites. The Director of Public Service and Pro Bono also counsels students about pro bono opportunities and must approve all student pro bono work not on the pre-approved site list.
To request a meeting with a member of our staff, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, list the type of meeting you would like (i.e. resume review), if you would like to meet with a specific member of our staff, and what times over the following week you are available to meet. A member of our staff will respond as soon as they are able; should you have any general questions, contact Susan Billings at 843-377-4055.