As of July 2018, The Office of Professional and Career Development is now The Professional Development Office
We will continue to provide our students and graduates with the skills and information necessary to successfully obtain their preferred employment positions. We also remain dedicated to supporting the law school’s core commitments to civility, professionalism, and integrity.
Please note that the PDO’s new general email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and that any emails forwarded to our prior departmental email address will be automatically forwarded. The emails of the individual PDO staff remain unchanged.
The Professional Development Office (PDO) is dedicated to providing students and graduates with the information and tools necessary for successful career development and advancement. Our office assists students and graduates in their pursuit of careers in a wide variety of settings, including private law firms, public interest organizations, government agencies, corporate and business environments, judicial clerkships, academia, and non-traditional careers.
Through an extensive array of services including individual counseling, educational programming, interviewing opportunities, printed and online resources, job posting databases, and a substantial alumni network, the PDO helps educate students and graduates for a lifetime of successful career management.
The PDO also serves as an intermediary between prospective employers and law students. By posting job vacancies, scheduling on-campus interviews, sponsoring programs, and participating in and promoting off-campus job fairs, we provide a range of employment prospects. Through ongoing outreach, the PDO Staff endeavors to create ever-increasing employer interest in Pitt Law students and graduates.
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Our office is open Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Additionally, PDO has daily walk-in hours and regularly hosts “Facetime” in the student lounge.
A compelling and thoughtfully crafted résumé is an essential vehicle for professional success. You can review resume guides and templates in the PittLawWorks resource library.
PDO is your gateway to recruitment programs, job postings, judicial clerkships, and additional job search resources.
The PDO offers a broad range of professional development and educational programs.
Supplement and advance your job search by exploring these resources.