Resources for Recent Graduates

Recent graduates – congratulations on graduating and completing the bar exam!

The CDO annually compiles and reports employment statistics to the American Bar Association (ABA) and to NALP, The Association for Legal Career Professionals. This data will be used to determine the law school’s national ranking. Therefore, we encourage each graduate to fill out a Graduate Employment Survey.

The Graduate Employment Survey can now be accessed on Symplicity. To fill out the survey, please log on and select “Profile” from the top navigation bar. Then select the “Graduate Employment Survey” tab and complete as much information as you can. You can save your changes as well as review and edit your information at any time. Please note that your survey responses are completely confidential. If you do not have your Symplicity login information, please email the CDO with your name, graduation month and year and preferred email address. Please allow up to two (2) business days for a response.

In addition to providing our office with vital statistical information, your completion of the survey will help the CDO provide you with specific assistance if you are still conducting a job search. The CDO offers comprehensive services for alumni including access to individual career counseling. To schedule an appointment, please call (305) 284-2668.

In addition, your account with Symplicity will always remain active, giving you access to the job posting database and the multitude of post-graduate opportunities listed. Other resources specifically useful to graduates:

The CDO Alumni Guide is geared specifically for the post-graduation job search, whether for your first job after graduation or your fourth.

The Intercollegiate Job Bank, a database of post-graduate job postings from around the country. This is a particularly useful tool for out-of-area job searches. The Job Bank is password protected. Please email the CDO for login information.

Reciprocity with other law schools around the country. For more information, please review the UM reciprocity policy. Please note that reciprocity is generally suspended nationwide from August 1 – November 30 due to fall recruiting.

More information on alumni resources is available in the alumni section of the CDO website.