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Hours:
MWThF 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm

Career Development Office
4604 Calhoun Road
Bates Law Building, Suite 8
Houston, Texas 77204-6054
Phone: 713-743-2090
Fax: 713-743-2091
lawcareer@uh.edu

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Meet the Staff

Hours:
MWThF 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm

Career Development Office
4604 Calhoun Road
Bates Law Building, Suite 8
Houston, Texas 77204-6054
Phone: 713-743-2090
Fax: 713-743-2091
lawcareer@uh.edu

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Passport to Success - Professional Development Series
Sponsored by the
University of Houston Law Center
Career Development Office

The Passport to Success - Professional Development Series (Passport to Success) is a comprehensive professional and career development program developed by the University of Houston Law Center’s Career Development Office (CDO) to achieve its mission to equip students and graduates with the resources and skills to successfully identify, generate, and navigate professional opportunities.

Passport to Success consists of four (4) mandatory 1L learning sessions, as well as year-round advising and 30+ networking and recruiting events for all students.

1L Year: The Essentials
The four (4) mandatory 1L learning sessions focus on the essentials: exposure and access to career options, employers, and experience:

Session I: "The Map to Career Success: Exactly Where are YOU Headed?"
- Understanding legal career resources & options; determining the skills that you need to make an impact from Day 1

Session II: "That's the Ticket! Getting to your Destination" 
- How to create and market a strong personal brand based on prior work experience, practice area interests, and targeted legal employers to land the legal job you want. Understanding Career Destination Options

Session III: "Charting the Course: Communicating Where You Are Going and Why You Want to Go There"
- How to research and understand employers and their hiring processes

Session IV: "You've Landed: Making the Most of Your Dream Destination"
- Tips for a successful summer legal employment experience and strategies for gaining legal experience as a part-time student.

1L Year to Graduation: Advising, Networking, and Recruiting
The extended professionalism programming of Passport to Success guides students and graduates in the use of tools and strategies for successful career development from 1L year through graduation by providing advising, networking, and recruiting opportunities for all legal and JD Advantage employment environments:

Passport to Success – Training: One-On-One Tailored Career Counseling

  • Career and Professional Development
  • Identifying/Applying to Targeted Employers
  • Interview Training (year-round)
  • Résumé and Cover Letter Building/Review
  • Salary Negotiations

Passport to Success – Networking: Building Professional Relationships

  • Informational Interviews
  • Judicial Panel
  • Lunch/Dinner with a Lawyer
  • Meet the OCI Employers
  • Part-Time Partners
  • Upper Level Mentoring Program

Passport to Success – Recruiting: Experience, Experience, Experience!

  • Apprentice Program
  • Corporate Internship/Fellowship Programs
  • Externships/Internships/Clinics
  • GPITT
  • JD Advantage Career Table Talk
  • Job Bank
  • Judicial Internships
  • Law Firm Fellowship Program
  • OCI: Sessions, I, II, & III
  • Small & Midsize Firm Open House (Fall & Spring)