We have an online mentoring network, to make it easy for law students and alumni to connect. Our mentors provide advice about law school and careers, provide feedback on resumes and participate in mock interviews. Best of all, it can all be done remotely and takes only as much time as you are willing to commit.
If you would like to be a mentor, go to Symplicity, enter your email address, indicate that, yes, you are an alumni, and click on ‘Submit’. This will bring up a registration page for you to complete. Once your account is approved, you can login and complete your profile.
Students are able to view your profile and select you as a mentor as long as your account status is active. You can temporarily change your status to inactive at any time. You are also able to control how many times per month you want to be contacted, so you won’t get inundated with requests.
The Mizzou Law Career Cafe, provides a variety of career related information geared to law students. Each Thursday, the blog features a “Spotlight on the Profession,” in which a guest blogger writes about a legal practice area with which they are familiar. The “Practitioner’s Corner” is featured on Fridays and allows guest bloggers to share their career stories, give advice, and offer encouragement.
If you are interested in being a guest blogger, submit an article at your convenience to the Career Development Office and we will let you know when the piece will be published to the site. The blog entries are normally from 350 to 500 words. There is no deadline. Let us know if you need topic ideas.
If you prefer talking to writing, consider participating in our “Life of a Lawyer” series. This program gives you the opportunity to have lunch with a small group of students and share information about your career. The Career Development Office also hosts employer panels, mock interviews, and networking events. If you are interested in participating, please email the Career Development Office. If possible, please provide an indication of your interests and topics you are comfortable discussing, as well as dates and times that are convenient.