Services for Students and Alumni
The Office for Career Development offers a wide range of services including:
St. Thomas Law Careers (Symplicity)
The online system which allows students and alumni access to job postings, events, and other resources.
To create a St. Thomas Law Careers (Symplicity) account:
- Go to stulawjobs.com.
- Click on the “Students/Alumni” icon.
- Click on the “Register” tab.
- Complete the registration form using your email address (students should use their STU email) and click “Submit”.
- A verification notice will be sent to the email address you provided. To complete your registration you must click on the link in the message.
- Once your registration has been submitted, the Office for Career Development will send you a confirmation email with a temporary password, which you will have to change upon logging in. Please give our office 1-2 business days to review your registration and grant you access to the system.
- After receiving the confirmation email, return to stulawjobs.com. Under the “Sign In” tab, enter your username and your temporary password, which was provided to you in the confirmation email. From there, change your temporary password to something you will remember.
Career Development counselors will meet with students and alumni to review résumés and cover letters, conduct mock interviews, and talk about career goals/strategies.
How to Make Appointments
You can set up an appointment by calling or stopping by the Office for Career Development or you can email one of the counselors.
On-Campus Interview Program
Each fall and spring, the Office for Career Development hosts the On-Campus Interview (OCI) Program. OCI attracts law firms, government agencies, and public sector employers looking to hire students for summer and permanent positions.
Mock Interview Program
The Mock Interview Program occurs every year in preparation for OCI. All students are encouraged to participate; however, in order to participate in OCI students must complete a mock interview.
Lunch and Learn Programs
Lunch & Learns take place weekly, and consist of presentations provided by practicing attorneys, business etiquette experts, judges, and other professionals. In addition, Career Development counselors provide sessions regarding career-development topics such as networking, job search strategies, interviewing, and resume/cover letter formats.
Breezeway Chatter Program
As the natural center of the law school campus, the Breezeway is a place where students, faculty and staff interact daily. During the school year, the Breezeway Chatter Program helps make a Career Development counselor available twice a month in a prominent location in the Breezeway to answer career-related questions from students.
St. Thomas Law Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)
The goal of the LRAP is to encourage St. Thomas University School of Law graduates to pursue public interest careers.
Solo and Small Firm Practice Program
The St. Thomas Law Solo and Small Firm Practice Program offers a select group of entrepreneurial-minded, Florida-Bar licensed, recent St. Thomas Law graduates with ongoing training and valuable networking experiences to help build their professional careers as small firm/solo practitioners.