How to Get Involved
It is important both as a student and as an alumnus to stay involved in the Chicago UIC John Marshall alumni community. As a student, staying involved will help you make a smooth transition into the legal world after graduation. As an alumnus, staying involved will help you thrive in your career. Below are some ways that you can get and stay involved as both a student and an alumnus.
Career Transitions Center
The Career Transition Center of Chicago is an incredible resource for both students and alumni. The CTC’s mission is to provide professional, emotional and spiritual support to those seeking a job, looking for meaningful work, or otherwise undergoing a career transition. CTC is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization providing professional assistance to individuals in employment transition.
If you are a student, you should become aware of what resources they offer and keep them in mind as a source of support after your graduation.
If you are an alum, the CTC can help you transition into a new role or industry, help you return to work after an absence from the market, coach you on job searching and interviewing skills, and also conduct assessments to help you find the right position or career for you.
John Marshall students and alumni are entitled to a discounted rate for the CTC’s services. Contact them for more information.
National and Local Bar Associations
National and local bar associations are also an incredible resource for students and alumni.
Students can often become members at a discounted rate and then are given access to bar association resources and events. Networking is vitally important for law students throughout their time in school and beyond. Bar associations often offer incredible opportunities to network and meet practicing attorneys in the community. The sooner you get involved, the better.
Alumni can grow their practices, gain hours of continuing legal education, stay on top of developments in their respective practice areas and socialize. The benefits are endless. Join your local and national bar associations today.
Career Services Office Programs
The Career Services Office offers approximately 60 programs and events per year, many of which are open to both students and alumni. To access our programming calendar and RSVP for events, click the following link to log onto Symplicity: https://law-jmls-csm.symplicity.com/. Once in the system, click on the “Events” tab to see a complete listing of upcoming programs.
If you are an alumnus who is interested in giving back to the Law School and helping current students, please contact Stacia Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stacia runs all of the programming for the CSO and are always looking for volunteers.