Fall Recruiting Timeline

The fall recruiting season offers jobs for Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018.  It is the only opportunity to apply to most national law firms and federal government agencies. However, the USD Fall Recruiting Program is only one of many steps we recommend. Please see a career advisor to develop a comprehensive, personalized job search strategy.

Below is a timeline to help guide you through the recruiting season. Please note that several critical deadlines occur before fall classes resume!

Important Dates and Deadlines

Deadline Event
Throughout the Summer
1. Examine, evaluate, excogitate and embrace the 2017 Fall Recruiting Guide. (available on OCPD website).
2. Prepare and revise your application materials, including a resume, cover letter, writing sample, transcript/grade sheet, and reference list. OCPD's guides can assist you.
3. Research employers that interest you-including those not participating in USD Fall Recruiting.
June – July Meet with a career advisor to review your application materials and create a comprehensive job search strategy that includes a list of prospective employers. Phone appointments are available.
July 5 Begin reviewing USD Fall Recruiting listings on #HireUSDLaw (previously Symplicity). New opportunities will be added on an ongoing basis so check #HireUSDLaw regularly.
By August 1, 2017 Send applications to employers not participating in USD Fall Recruiting, including law firms, government agencies, and public interest organizations.

July 19 , 2017 at 5 pm

Deadline to upload Round 1 "OCI" & "Resume Collect" Fall Recruiting applications & register for the Fall Mock Interview Program.
July 26 - July 28, 2017 Participate in the 2017 Fall Mock Interview Program.
August 1 - 22, 2017 Round 1 On-Campus Interviews Dates.
August, 9, 2017 at 5 p.m. Deadline to upload (i) Round 2 "OCI" & "Resume Collect" Fall Recruiting applications.
August 23 - September 8, 2017 Round 2 On-Campus Interview Dates.
July – December Collaborate with a career advisor to review and, if necessary, adjust your job search. This may include creating an employer follow-up strategy, leveraging an interview into more opportunities and participating in a mock interview.


Career and Professional Development
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Phone: (619) 260-4529
Fax: (619) 260-6828


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Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Evening appointments available upon request.

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