Career Resource Center

Welcome to the Career Resource Center

Finding the right job becomes a crucial concern to all students early in their education. The South Texas College of Law Houston Career Resource Center (CRC) begins the student’s orientation into the legal profession during the first year of law school. While each student is ultimately responsible for their own career planning, the CRC assists with helping define the path for students to go where they want after graduation.

The comprehensive collaboration of programs, individual counseling, and coaching begins during a student’s first semester and continues throughout their time in law school. Programs focus on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, mock interviews, networking skills, and judicial clerkships among other things. Individual counseling is based on the students’ needs and desires. In addition, the downtown Houston location provides students access to a vibrant legal market that includes opportunities at law firms, corporations, non-profits, government agencies, and courts. The efforts of the CRC help students pursue these opportunities.

Each fall and spring, the CRC coordinates interviews with regional and national law firms, corporations, government agencies, and other employers. Students also have the opportunity to interview off-campus at a variety of programs that include the Sunbelt Minority Recruiting Program, Public Service Career Fair, Texas in Washington Recruitment Program and the Patent Law Job Fair.

The CRC counselors work with students to create individualized job search plans. The resources of the CRC office provides access to local, national, and specialized directories relevant to jobs in the legal market. With finding the right job a top concern for law students, the CRC is ready to assist in this vital search. Students are welcome to contact the CRC at cso@stcl.edu.

The CRC staff believes development and preparation are the most effective mechanisms to prepare students to find employment. Our goal is to help students explore various career options, build valuable job search skills, understand strengths and abilities, and take responsibility for their own career planning in the process.

Career Resource Center
South Texas College of Law Houston
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77002
3rd Floor, Suite #303   *New Location*
Phone number: (713) 646-1866
Fax: (713) 646-1844
www.stcl.edu

Nazleen Faizullah
Director of Career Resource Center
nfaizullah@stcl.edu

Aug 14
Sep 14

Networking Night

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Nazleen Jiwani, J.D.
Director
njiwani@stcl.edu

Pia Das, J.D.
Assistant Director of Career Development
pdas@stcl.edu

Robin Boyles Hennegan, J.D.
Assistant Director of Special Projects
rhennegan@stcl.edu

Catherine North Hounfodji, J.D.
Assistant Director of Employer Relations
chounfodji@stcl.edu

Carmen Castro
Coordinator
cso@stcl.edu

The goal of the Career Resource Center (CRC) is to help students explore various career options, build valuable job search skills, understand strengths and abilities, and take responsibility for their own career planning in the process.  We also offer all of our services to alumni, including career counseling, resume editing, and interview preparation.

Services and Resources Provided by the CRC

  • Career Development – Programs offered during the year
  • Individual counseling about job search strategies
  • Resume and cover letter review
  • On-Campus Interviews (OCI) and Resume Collections
  • Online job board (Symplicity)
  • Career Advisor Directory (CAD)
  • Career resources, including career and job search handouts

Pathways to Practice

As you start on your path towards law school, you can learn about different career options in many legal fields, what it’s like to practice in those fields, and how to plan a curriculum to emphasize desired career goals on the Pathways to Practice website created by the professors at South Texas College of Law Houston.

Graduate Employment Statistics

To access the Graduate Employment Statistics required by ABA Standard 509, click on the link below:

CURRENT STUDENTS

The goal of the Career Resource Center (CRC) is to help students explore various career options, build valuable job search skills, understand strengths and abilities, and take responsibility for their own career planning in the process.

Services We Offer

  • Career Development – Programs offered during the year
  • Individual counseling about job search strategies
  • Resume and cover letter review
  • On-Campus Interviews (OCI) and Resume Collections
  • Online job board (Symplicity)
  • Career Advisor Directory (CAD)

Career Resources

Click on the link below to access additional career resources, including career and job search handouts, information about job fairs and recruitment programs, and the latest updates from the CRC.

Symplicity

The CRC receives job postings from employers throughout the year, which we post on Symplicity (our online job board).  Click on the link below to access Symplicity:

Contact Us

Contact the CRC at 713.646.1866 or at cso@stcl.edu with any questions

ALUMNI

The Career Resource Center (CRC) continues to support you in your professional pursuits even after you have graduated. We offer all of our services to alumni, including career counseling, resume editing, and interview preparation.

Services

Specific services available include:

Counseling

To schedule an appointment for an individual counseling session, please email cso@stcl.edu or call (713) 646-1866.

Job Postings

Job postings are maintained on the South Texas College of Houston Symplicity website.  To obtain a Symplicity username and password, please email cso@stcl.edu.

Reciprocity

Alumni who are looking to relocate to another geographic area can request to use the services and resources of other law schools outside of Houston.  If you are interested in utilizing the services and resources of law schools outside of Houston, please email cso@stcl.edu with the following information:

(1) the contact information for the school;

(2) a copy of their reciprocity policy; and

(3) notation of any restrictions, blackout period, etc.

Getting Involved

We encourage alumni to become involved with the Alumni Association and volunteer to help South Texas College of Law Houston continue to grow.  Click on the link below to learn about how to get involved:

EMPLOYERS

At South Texas College of Law Houston, we pride ourselves on preparing law students to be productive interns and attorneys from day one.  We hope that you will consider our qualified students and alumni as you look to fill any summer, part-time, or permanent positions within your organization.  The Career Resource Center (CRC) assists employers by offering various avenues for recruiting.

Recruitment Opportunities

The Career Resource Center (CRC) offers three avenues for recruiting:

  • Fall and Spring Recruitment Programs
  • Job Postings on Symplicity
  • Information Sessions

Fall and Spring Recruitment Programs

During the Fall and Spring semesters, the CRC holds Recruitment Programs where both On-Campus Interviews and Resume Collections are offered.  The Fall Recruitment Program is held in August and September and the Spring Recruitment Program is held in January and February.

Job Postings on Symplicity

Symplicity is the online job board available to South Texas College of Law Houston students and alumni.  To post a job on Symplicity, you can either:

  • Register on Symplicity
  • Complete the Job Posting Form

Information Sessions

Employers may choose to hold information sessions prior to (or as part of) their recruitment process.

Non-Discrimination Policy

South Texas College of Law Houston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age or handicap in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs or other school administered rights, privileges, programs, or activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

 

By posting a position with South Texas College of Law Houston, an employer agrees to abide by our Non-Discrimination Statement.

Communicating with the CRC

Contact Catherine North Hounfodji in the CRC at 713.646.1866 or chounfodji@stcl.edu with any recruiting questions.

If you would like to receive our Employer Newsletter (sent three times per year), please email cso@stcl.edu to be added to the distribution list.

The South Texas College of Law Houston Career Resource Center provides reasonable access to resources to students and alumni of other schools on the following terms:

Eligibility

  • Reciprocity privileges will be available only to other ABA accredited / NALP Member law schools that provide reciprocity privileges to students and alumni of South Texas College of Law Houston.

Requests for Reciprocity

  • Requests for reciprocity must be made in writing by a career services/placement official of the requesting law school on the student or graduates behalf. Direct requests to the following:

Mail:     Career Resource Center
South Texas College of Law Houston
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, Texas 77002-7006
Email:   cso@stcl.edu
Fax:      (713) 646-1844

  • The student or graduate should wait for their copy of the response prior to contacting South Texas College of Law Houston. The individual should bring a copy of their letter when visiting our office.

Duration and Limitations

  • Reciprocity services are available for a period of four months, beginning with the date on the original correspondence granting reciprocity. Requests may be renewed in the same manner in which the original request was made and only one renewal will be granted during any given year (a total of 8 months in any 12 month period).
  • Reciprocity will be unavailable and all requests will be denied between August 1 and November 15 of each year due to fall recruiting schedules.
  • Through mutual agreement, reciprocity services are not made available to students of the other two Houston area law schools.
  • We will not grant reciprocity to students already taking advantage of reciprocal career services at any other Houston law school. Reciprocity services are only available with one of the Houston area law schools at any given time for the designated subscription period.
  • The Career Resource Center reserves the right to deny services for any reason, including the misuse of the facilities or services or any school surpassing a reasonable number of requests within any academic year. The Reciprocity Policy of South Texas College of Law Houston may be further amended or restricted if it is deemed necessary to do so in the interest of South Texas College of Law Houston.

Resources Available

  • Use of the resource materials & NALP publications
  • Use of on-site computer, phone, fax, & copy machine
  • Access to the job listings posted by the Career Resource Center via Symplicity ($35.00 check made out to “South Texas College of Law Houston” for four months access, which will be granted on the day payment is received).
  • THESE SERVICES MAY BE LIMITED FURTHER IF THE REQUESTING SCHOOL OFFERS ACCESS THAT IS DIFFERENT THAN DESCRIBED ABOVE (If, for example, the requesting school offers access for a shorter period or does not offer online access to STCL then access may be limited to that of the requesting school).

Unavailable Resources 

  • Participation in on-campus interviews & job fairs
  • Resume forwarding, resume collections, and “blind” job postings
  • Individual counseling & marketing materials review