Professional Development

Holiday Success Strategies: Make the Most of Your Break

Edited from Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. The upcoming Thanksgiving and winter breaks provide tons of opportunities for you to reconnect with contacts you’ve made throughout the previous year. Before final exams begin, spend some time thinking strategically about how you can use the next several weeks to build and expand […]

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Signup for Lawcountabilty, J.D. – Networking & Professional Development Resource!

Now in its fourth year, Lawcountability, J.D. is an online professional development tool for Texas Law students. Founded by Ari Kaplan, this platform (and iPhone app) will help you improve your networking skills, assist you with applying key job search strategies, and connect you with prospective employers. Its sister platform, Lawcountability.com, is used by practicing […]

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Develop Habits That Sustain Careers

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. You can make your first year as a new professional quantifiably easier and more productive by consciously developing a handful of habits. Starting today, for example, make it a habit to always carry your office ID in the same location—around your neck, in your right-hand […]

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Texas Law Student Business Cards: Order Online by Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

The Action Committee for Career Services is providing students the opportunity to purchase 250 student business cards for $25. Submit your order online and then go to the ordering site to complete you order. You will then immediately see a proof online before finalizing your order. Orders must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, […]

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Bring Your Summer Work Experience to a Successful Close

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. The following activities will help you bring your summer work experience to a successful close: Meet with key players and decision makers Do a quick mental review of the people who you wished to meet during your summer employment. Identify any members of the organization’s […]

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Join a Bar Association: ABA, AYLA, HYLA, and More

As a law student, take advantage to learn about and get involved with various bar associations. The American Bar Association (ABA) offers career-building opportunities, advocates for the profession, and promotes the rule of law worldwide. ABA membership gives law students tools and resources to help them succeed in school and beyond. ABA members get access […]

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To Land a Job Offer, Mirror the Behaviors of Successful Professionals

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. In recent surveys hiring managers have cited “cultural fit” as among the most important factors they use to decide which job candidates to hire. If you wish to land a job offer before summer’s end, then you must use the next several weeks to create […]

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Summer Associates Who “Flex” Land Jobs

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. Behavioral psychologists have long posited a working model that categorizes behaviors into four general groups. Every person possesses characteristics of each of the four behavioral styles. When people experience stress, however, most resort to one group of behaviors over the others. I refer to these […]

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Anonymous Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Found

Edited from “Etiquette Tip of the Week” published by Culture and Manners Institute (February 21, 2017). When I sit with College Career Services professionals, I ask, “What are your students’ etiquette challenges?” Social media usually comes up. But one professional had an interesting insight: “College students are leaving Facebook. They are resisting LinkedIn. And they […]

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Join Bar Associations to Get Ahead

The winter break is a great opportunity to get to learn about and get involved with various bar associations. The American Bar Association (ABA) offers career-building opportunities, advocates for the profession, and promotes the rule of law worldwide. ABA membership gives law students tools and resources to help them succeed in school and beyond. ABA […]

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