The Office of Career Planning 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 both the Cleveland State University Non-Discrimination Policy and the NALP Principles & Standards for Law Placement and Recruitment Activities. Please direct any questions or concerns to Heather DiFranco, Director of Career Planning at 216-687-2540.
The Office of Career Planning 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 Office of Career Planning 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 Fall Recruitment Program opens in December of each year.
New Graduate Recruitment Program:
Let us connect you to your next hire! The C|M|LAW New Graduate Recruitment Program gives you the opportunity to interview our qualified and enthusiastic recent graduates on-campus at the College of Law for employment as an attorney or other professional. The 2017 New Graduate Recruitment Program will be November 8 and 9, 2017.
The Office of Career Planning 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 Cleveland-Marshall graduates. There is no fee to participate in this program.
Registration for this program opens in September of each year. Employers may register for the New Graduate Recruitment Program directly in CareerConnect, or by completing the online registration form.
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