The Center for Professional Development (CPD) partners with each student in their professional transformation into the legal field. Our office is committed to helping students plan and implement their individual job search efforts. CPD is available to guide students with both online and office resources. The office offers multiple services to allow students to learn about the various career options, develop professional skills, and acquire the experience needed to best position themselves for employment post-graduation.
The CPD actively engages with local and national employers to broaden their recruitment efforts with Florida Coastal School of Law.
Appointments can be made, and questions answered by contacting the Center of Professional Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual Career Counseling
The CPD provides personal career counseling to prepare students and alumni for the job market and to help them develop a career focus. We strongly encourage you to make an individual appointment so we can help you determine your career interests, map out job search strategies, practice interviewing techniques, and further develop the professional skills you need in the legal community.
On Campus Interview (OCI) and Resume Collection
We offer OCIs year round to accommodate the diverse hiring needs of the many different types of legal employers whether they are large firms, solo practitioners, public defenders’ offices, or various branches of the JAG program. Employers across the nation are invited to come on campus and interview students. Typically, smaller employers typically conduct interviews in their own offices. Some employers ask the CPD to collect and forward resumes to them, while others prefer that students send their resumes directly.
We maintain current job postings for summer, academic year, and post-graduate employment opportunities. We share post-graduate employment opportunities with over 100 other law schools through the Intercollegiate Job Bank. Reach out to the CPD for more information or visit our current Job Postings for Students.
Interested in Hiring a Coastal Law Student or Graduate?
One of the major functions of the CPD is to bring employers, students, and alumni together. Help your employer recruit students and alumni by posting a position (academic-year, summer, or permanent) or by participating in our OCI program.