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Why Hire SIU Law Graduates?

Students and graduates of our nationally ranked school demonstrate the nimble thinking, versatility and savvy know-how that translates into professional longevity-the chance to shape their careers to fit their passions.  It’s the result of learning from faculty with deep connections to the profession, as well as global ties that empower our students to take their learning beyond borders and to another level.  Not only are they ready for anything-they’re ready to go anywhere.  And they do.

Services for employers

The Career Services Office offers the following services to prospective employers of our students, recent graduates, and alumni.

If we can be of any assistance to you or your employer, please contact us by phone at (618) 453-8763, by fax at (618) 453-8769, or by e-mail at mikeruiz@siu.edu.


Alternative Interviewing Options

In addition to interviewing students on campus through our Fall, Spring and Summer On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) programs, employers can interview students at the School of Law via:

  • web-based software (Skype, Google Hangout);
  • telephone; and
  • video conferencing equipment.

With enough planning and time, students can also travel and interview at a location closer to the employer or at the employer’s office.

For assistance in scheduling an alternate interview option, please email mikeruiz@siu.edu or call 618.453.8763.


Job Postings

The Career Services Office uses CORE to post all job opportunities for School of Law students and alumni. 

In addition, job postings are also posted on the Career Services bulletin board and listed in a weekly email to law students, recent graduates, and alumni.

Employers can create an account and post job opportunities directly on CORE or email us a job description at mikeruiz@siu.edu or fax us at 618.453.8732.


On Campus Interviews (OCI)

Employers have the opportunity to interview law students on the campus of Southern Illinois University during On Campus Interviewing sessions in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.

The Career Services Office assists employers with:

  • selecting the best interview dates and times
  • creating an interviewing schedule
  • advertising opportunities to law students
  • collecting student resumes, cover letters, writing samples, and other required information
  • other logistics including room reservation and parking

Students apply for interview slots through CORE. Students learn about employers coming to OCI through CORE, the Career Services Announcements, and the Career Services Bulletin Board.


Candidate Search

Using data entered by our students and alumni into our CORE website, Career Services can help employers find job candidates based on their desired practice area, desired employment type, desired geographic location, and languages spoken and written. Career Services can also search for keywords found in resumes uploaded by students and alumni to help employers narrow their search or target candidates with specific skills. We can even search for candidates based on their work experience before law school. 

Employers who need assistance getting registered in CORE can contact the Career Services Office at by phone at (618) 453-8763, by fax at (618) 453-8769, or by e-mail at mikeruiz@siu.edu.


Resume Collections

The Career Services Office offers a resume collection service to employers who have an open intern, summer, or full-time position. These employers may have not yet decided to interview or may be conducting interviews in-house instead of on-campus (OCI).

The resume collection service is not limited to resumes and can include cover letters, unofficial transcripts, and writing samples.

The Career Services Office will also assist employers with selecting the best resume collection dates and advertising the resume collection to law students. Employers are free to contact students selected through the resume collection process directly.

Students submit the employer required information to the Career Services Office via email. Students learn about resume collection opportunities through the Career Services Announcements, the Career Services Bulletin Board, and CORE.


Surveys

Employer feedback is valued at the Career Services Office. We encourage employers to complete one of our employer surveys to let us know:

  • how our students are performing in the interview process;
  • what skills they value most in the job market; and
  • their assessment of the legal job market in their geographic region.

To complete a survey, download the fillable .pdf file and return it via email at mikeruiz@siu.edu, via fax at 618-453-8769, or by mail at Career Services, SIU School of Law,1150 Douglas Drive, Carbondale, Illinois 62901.