The Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) advises students and alumni on career planning and development. Staffed by experienced professionals with advanced degrees in law, the office provides individual counseling; career workshops, programs, and panels; instructional materials; mock interviews; job announcements; and opportunities that facilitate direct contact with legal employers and practitioners. OCPD also hosts on-campus interviews, conducts résumé collections for employers, and publicizes events hosted by public and private employers as well as outside organizations.
Law firms, federal government agencies, members of the judiciary, members of Congress, trade associations, and corporations post full- and part-time positions through OCPD's online career site. The office also maintains subscriptions with a broad range of online jobs databases. OCPD's library houses reference books, directories, periodicals, and publications on a variety of topics such as career development, networking opportunities, practice specialties and environments, and alternative career ideas. The office continually updates and adds to its resource library to meet the changing needs of students and reflect the fluid employment market.