The Office of Career Strategy & Employment (OCSE) offers several ways to recruit our talented students and alumni. Information about our most popular recruiting services - job postings and on-campus recruiting - is listed on this page.
If you require additional assistance or would like to discuss your recruiting needs to determine the best way to proceed, please call our office at 216-687-6871. All of our services are offered at no cost to our employers.
If you are a smaller practice and have not hired in a while or perhaps are preparing to make your first attorney hire, we are happy to share some tips and consideration with you in this resource, created by NALP and co-sponsored by the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division: When It's Time to Hire.
It is expected that all organizations that utilize our services and programs to recruit students and graduates will understand and adhere to the College of Law Recruiting Policies and the Cleveland State University Non-Discrimination Policy. Please direct any questions or concerns to Sarah Beznoska, Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services at 216-687-2260.
The OCSE accepts job postings year-round. Jobs are advertised to our students and alumni through a password-protected jobs board called CareerConnect. Employers may create their own account in CareerConnect, which allows for the direct posting and management of available opportunities. Alternatively, opportunities can be submitted using our online job posting form.
Fall or Spring Recruitment Programs:
Twice a year, the OCSE hosts on-campus interview programs. If you are unable to visit campus, we also offer Resume Collect services as part of these programs.
The Fall Recruitment Program takes place in August and September of each year, and is an opportunity for employers to recruit students for school-year employment or employment for the following summer. It is also an opportunity to recruit students in their final year for entry-level employment after graduation. Registration for the Fall Recruitment Program opens in March of each year.
The Spring Recruitment Program takes place in February and March of each year, and is an opportunity for employers to recruit students for opportunities beginning in the coming summer, and often continuing into the following school year. It is also an opportunity to recruit graduating students for entry-level employment. Registration for the Spring Recruitment Program opens in December of each year.
New Graduate Recruitment Program:
Let us connect you to your next hire! CSU C|M|LAW partners with CWRU Law and the Akron Law each year to host the Recent Graduate and 3L Legal Career Fair. This program is held at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Conference Center and gives you the opportunity to interview our qualified and enthusiastic recent graduates for employment as an attorney or other professional.
The Office of Career Strategy and Employment will collect resumes of interested candidates and you will select the candidates you'd like to interview. We take care of everything else! On-campus interviews provide you with an efficient and cost-effective way to interview multiple qualified candidates in one day. Resume Collections are also available if you are unable to interview on campus but would like to receive resumes from recent graduates. There is no fee to participate in this program.
The 2020 Recent Graduate and 3L Legal Career Fair date has not yet been announced. Watch the Legal Career Fair's webpage for date and registration details as they become available.
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