Welcome back students! Now that your first week of classes is behind you and you are settling into the Fall semester, it’s never too early to start thinking about your career options. Everyone will follow a unique career path, and if you are one of the many law students who are curious about alternatives to the traditional practice of law, the Document Library in Symplicity is a great place to start. You will find a comprehensive listing of resources to get you started as well as videos of past Alternative Careers panel presentations at Florida Coastal. And if you find yourself overwhelmed by the possibilities (because they really are endless), make an appointment with a CSD counselor to develop customized goals and strategies for your career development. There are lawyers working in almost every industry imaginable. Just think, both of the current Presidential candidates are lawyers, so if you are considering an alternative career, you’re certainly in good company!
Continue to follow the Alternative Careers Blog to stay up to date on the latest information and events. I will spotlight alternative careers for JDs, profile Coastal alumni who are pursuing alternative careers, and keep you posted on upcoming educational and networking events relating to alternative careers. I will leave you today with the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.