The fall recruiting season offers jobs for fall 2016, spring 2017 and summer 2017. 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
|Throughout the Summer||1. Examine, evaluate, excogitate and embrace the 2016 Fall Recruiting Guide.
2. Prepare and revise your application materials. These materials include a resume, cover letter, writing sample, transcript/grade sheet, and a reference list. The Career and Professional Development Guides (available under the "Resources" tab, in Symplicity) 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.|
|Early-July||Begin reviewing USD Fall Recruiting listings on Symplicity. New opportunities will be added on an ongoing basis so check Symplicity regularly.|
|By August 1, 2016||Send applications to employers not participating in USD Fall Recruiting, including law firms, government agencies, and public interest organizations.|
|July 20 , 2016 at 5 pm||Deadline to upload Round 1 "OCI" & "Resume Collect" Fall Recruiting applications & register for the Fall Mock Interview Program.|
|July - September||Apply to Write Directly Employers.|
|July 27 - July 28, 2016||Participate in the 2016 Fall Mock Interview Program.|
|August 3 - 23, 2016||Round 1 On-Campus Interviews Dates.|
|August, 10, 2016 at 5 p.m.||Deadline to upload (i) Round 2 "OCI" & "Resume Collect" Fall Recruiting applications.|
|August 24 - September 9, 2016||Round 2 On-Campus Interview Dates.|
|July – December||Collaborate with a Career Advisor to review and, if necessary, adjust your fall job search. This may include creating an employer follow-up strategy, leveraging an interview into more opportunities and participating in a mock interview.|