Category Archives: General

Update Your Information on Symplicity!

Students and Alumni: remember to log onto Symplicity and update your profile in order to view the latest news, such as job postings and OCIs, that are pertinent to you!  It’s important to updateSymplicity information like your class year, expected graduation date and geographic preferences, which are not updated automatically.  While the CSD will change class years and expected graduation dates for students each summer, it is necessary for each student to ensure that this information is correct.  If it is not, you have the ability to change this under your “Academic Profile” tab.  The ability to request a counseling appointment on Symplicity will resume in the Fall! 

If you have questions about Symplicity, please contact Tara Block at or 680.7744.

Non-Florida Bar Prep Breakfast with the Career Services Department

For those alumni who will be taking the Bar Exam outside of Florida and are busy studying, the Career Services Department will be hosting a breakfast for YOU next Monday, June 24th atBreakfast 8:30 a.m.   Next Monday’s breakfast will include a brief, interactive presentation on resumes & cover letters.  Specifically, we will cover how to adjust your resume to reflect your graduate and bar exam status.  Additionally, we will talk about tailoring your resume and cover letters to highlight transferrable skills.  Plus, we’ll provide you with delicious breakfast items to energize you!

Let us help you get your day started!

RSPV to Ray Adams @ by Thursday , June 20th at Noon.  Hope to see you all next Monday!

Summer Alumni Chapter Events: Students Welcome!

The Alumni Chapters will be hosting summer events for alumni, current students and admitted students heading to Coastal in the Fall.  Follow the hyperlink on each city’s name for more information including a link to the Facebook event and the opportunity to RSVP.  You may also RSVP by e-mailing

  • Tuesday, June 11 at 5:30-7:30 p.m.:  Charlotte Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at the Icehouse.
  • Thursday, June 20 at 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Orlando Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at TAPS.
  • Wednesday, July 17 at 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Tampa Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at Brio.
  • Saturday, July 20 at 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Atlanta Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at 5 Seasons Brewing Company in Sandy Springs.
  • Wednesday, July 24 at 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Tallahassee Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at Level 8 Lounge at Hotel Duval.
  • Tuesday, July 27 at 5:00-7:00 p.m.: Pensacola Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grill.

Hope to see you there!

Having Trouble Accessing Symplicity Now That You’ve Graduated?

Alumni: As a graduate, you always have full access to Symplicity, where you can view and apply for jobs and OCIs, browse the wealth of information on the Document Library, request an appointmentSymplicity with one of our Career Counselors and search employers within our system. 

You have the option to keep your username the same as it was in law school (which is your C number e-mail address) or you can ask us to change it to any e-mail address that you use.  We will assign you a password when we reset your account.  The link to the Symplicity student page always remains the same. 

To request a change in username or password, simply e-mail Abby Lee at for assistance.  We’re happy to help!

Curriculum Reminder!

Students: Be sure that you have completed the CSD Curriculum! This mandatory Curriculum should have been completed by your second semester of law school, but you always have access to watch theCurriculum videos and take the quizzes on Desire2Learn. This Curriculum will provide you with an overview of our services and resources, guide you on application materials and job search strategies, show you important details such as how to dress for an interview and much more. Once you have completed the Curriculum with a grade of 7.5 or above on each section, you will be provided with full access to Symplicity.

All First Semester 1Ls who complete the Curriculum by the deadline will automatically be entered into a drawing to receive 1 of 2 professional leather portfolios! The deadline for First Semester 1Ls to complete the Curriculum is Friday, September 20, 2013.  Don’t wait until the last minute to get started!

All other students who still need to complete your Curriculum can log onto Desire2Learn to do so and send an e-mail to Tara Block at once you have completed it. We only automatically check grades for First Semester 1Ls weekly, so it’s important that you e-mail us if you are in another class and have completed your Curriculum.

Requesting Appointments via Symplicity

While the CSD is open throughout the summer, please note that counseling appointments cannotAppointment be scheduled through Symplicity during the summer.  For summer appointments, please call us at (904) 680-7744, e-mail us at, drop by our office in Room 180 or contact your Career Counselor directly via phone or e-mail to schedule an appointment.  We will resume appointment requests via Symplicity in the fall.

We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Appointments are scheduled beginning at 9:00 a.m. with the last available appointment at 4:00 p.m.

Add Search Agents on your Symplicity Account to Quickly Access Jobs that Meet Your Criteria!

Looking for a way to improve your job search on Symplicity?  Adding hints on the Job | AdvancedSymplicity Search | Search tabs will help guide you through the process of setting up search agents.  Below are some examples of hints to add on various tabs:

Jobs tab

Job search agents will alert you when there are new jobs posted to the system that meet your specific criteria. You can also set how often updates are sent to you. See Advanced Search tab for more information.

Advanced Search tab

Advanced searches allow you to create a Search Agent by utilizing the “save as” feature. Check the save as box at the top, name your search agent, select your criteria, and click submit. This saved search will now appear in your Search Agents. See Search Agents to enable your agent to run on a scheduled basis.

Search Agents tab

Search Agents may be scheduled to run on a regular basis, edited or manually generated by clicking the ‘run’ button. Click the schedule button to set the search agent frequency.


Florida Coastal is now accepting applications from law students for participation in the Chester Bedell American Inn of Court, E. Robert Williams American Inn of Court and Robert M. Foster American Inn of Court.  You can find this opportunity listed under the “Jobs” section in Symplicity with the posting entitled “Become a Member of a Prestigious American Inn of Court.”

This is a great opportunity to get to know potential employers in the Jacksonville area and to increase your knowledge of litigation!  Find out more about the American Inns of Court on the Symplicity job posting or visit their website here.

DUE DATE: Applications must be submitted through Symplicity by May 28, 2013!

3Ls: Drop By Career Services Day on May 20th!

On behalf of the Career Services Department, we want to congratulate you on completing yourCongrats 1 finals and on your impending graduation!  Next Monday, May 20th, the Career Services Department will be hosting its first “Drop By Career Services Day.”  Counselors will be available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to answer your career search questions and provide you with helpful resources.  Also, if you have not been to the Career Services Department, you will have the opportunity to meet with your Job Placement Coach and discuss your individual career goals.  Coffee, water, soft drinks and assorted snacks will be served all day.  We look forward to seeing you on Monday and congratulating you in person!

Enjoy your graduation weekend!

Coffee Hours for Finals – LOCATION CHANGE!

We understand that final exams are stressful and every now and then you need a pick-me-up to Coffeeget you through studying! The CSD will be in the lobby by the front entrance of the school instead of the Atrium for the remainder of our coffee hours through Wednesday, May 15th! Stop by for a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and a healthy or sugary snack to keep you going through the day! You can also pick up resources like our Yellow Bookmark or CSD Handbook and schedule appointments with us. We will be in the lobby as follows:

Tuesday, May 14
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Wednesday, May 15
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Look for our table in the lobby!