The Catholic University of America

Office of Career and Professional Development

Office of Career and Professional Development | Students 

The Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) has put together this STUDENT INFORMATION PACKET to assist you with the 2013 Fall Recruiting program. To participate in the Fall Recruiting program, you must register with OCPD between Monday, July 1 and Wednesday, July 10. If you are a third-year student who participated in the 2012 program, you must register for the 2013 program.

Cracow and Abroad-bound students may register beginning June 18, 2013. The information below will assist you with the registration process and throughout the recruiting program. Students should refer to these materials often and contact OCPD at or (202) 319-5132 with further questions regarding the process.

If you are uncertain whether or not you should participate in fall recruiting, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with a career advisor (either in-person or over the phone).




Symplicity: Access to Online Job Database (Registration with OCPD Required)

Section I

Welcome to the 2013 Fall Recruiting Program!

2013 Fall Recruiting Instruction Guide

OCPD's Fall 2013 Recruiting Procedures

2013 Fall Recruiting FAQ

Guidelines to Obtain a Law School Transcript

2012 Fall Recruiting Program Participating Employers

Fall Recruiting Student Checklist

Policy: Interview, Cancellation and Withdrawal

Cracow & Abroad Students

Do You Have An Online Reputation? 


Section II: Handouts

The Cover Letter 

Resume Writing: Creating A Professional Resume

Writing Samples

Interviewing Skills


Section III:  Information Flyers

Did you know that not all employers who participate in Fall Recruiting are large law firms?

The Structure of an Interview

Fall Mock Interview Program

Boston Interview Program


Section III: Upcoming Job Fairs, Conferences and Events 






Section VI: Online Resources:

The online resources listed below are intended to assist students in developing a career development plan and should be considered only part of a comprehensive job search strategy. Beyond job postings, these resources identify different practice areas and career paths as well as potential employers. This list of resources is by no means exhaustive. We strongly recommend contacting OCPD to schedule a meeting with a career advisor in order to develop an individualized job search strategy. Please call (202) 319-5132 or email to schedule an appointment.

· Vault Career Library (Access via Symplicity)

·NALP Directory of Legal Employers


·Government Honors & Internship Handbook1

·Westlaw Career Services

· Career Resources

1This site is password protected. Please call or email OCPD for login and password.

2Catholic students and alumni are eligible for free registration. After clicking on link, register for the site under "New User" on the right hand side of the screen.

NOTE: OCPD is not responsible for the content or the accuracy of the information presented within the sites and the inclusion of sites in this resource does not constitute an endorsement. This is not a comprehensive list of all the legal resources available on the Internet.