Symplicity is the industry-leading on-line recruiting tool maintained by Career Services. Symplicity provides our students with easy access to job listings, recruiting programs, job fairs, a customized professional profile and calendar, and mock interview programs. More than half of the law schools in the country use Symplicity because of its capabilities and ease of use.
Job listings for students and graduates are often received daily and posted online via Symplicity. Positions include local, regional and nationwide listings with government agencies, courts, law firms and public interest employers.
Each year, employers participate in USD Fall and Spring Recruiting, and interview students either on- or off-campus. These employers represent law firms, government agencies and public interest entities nationwide. USD Fall and Spring Recruiting are run entirely through Symplicity.
Career Services participates in specialty practice, minority, public interest and government job fairs nationwide. Please note that each job fair requires its own separate log-in information and may be managed through other organizations’ Symplicity sites.
Alumni Advisor Directory
The Alumni Advisor Directory is a compliation of over 900 USD Law alumni who affirmatively volunteered to speak with students and fellow graduates about career issues. (You should ask these lawyers for advice, not simply employment.) To access the Alumni Advisor Directory on Symplicity, after logging on, click on the “Networking” tab. You can then search the Directory by geographic area, practice area, or alphabetically.
Customized Professional Profile and Calendar
Students maintain a customized professional profile on Symplicity, which allows Career Services to better advise them regarding recruiting events and prospective employers. Also, students may use Symplicity’s calendar feature to manage their time and interview schedules.
Mock Interview Programs
Career Services encourages all students to participate in mock interviews. Each year, Career Services hosts two mock interview programs that are managed through Symplicity. The Alumni Mock Interview Program is held in January. All students are encouraged to participate, particularly first year law students to prepare for their first legal interviews in the spring. The Fall Mock Interview Program is held each fall just before Fall Recruiting, and assists students fine-tune their interviewing skills. Individual mock interviews with a Career Advisor are available year-round.
Students who believe that an employer listed on the USD School of Law Career Services Job Listings website has violated the USD Policy of Non-Discrimination should immediately notify the director of Career Services.