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Career Resources for Alumni

Jenna Kirsch

At Drake Law School, career development is a partnership. 

We understand that career paths are constantly changing and career development is an ongoing, lifelong process. The Career Development Office's services and support don't end when you graduate. Drake Law School offers career counseling, job postings, and networking events to all alumni.

At the same time, our greatest career resources are our alumni. Students are eager to learn about the legal profession and specific practice areas from practicing attorneys. Our students benefit tremendously when alumni share their knowledge and experience. We would be honored and extremely appreciative if you agreed to spend a little of your valuable time assisting the next generation of Drake lawyers.

How You Can Help Students

Suit Yourself

Suit Yourself is a professional clothing closet that students can access for interviews, internships, moot court, or other competitions or events. Please consider donating clean, gently used professional attire or accessories.

At this time, we are at capacity with with donations. However, accessories, shoes, and women's plus-sized clothing are welcome.  Please consider donating your items to Dress For Success or Men on the Move. We are unable to provide receipts for items donated. Thank you! 

Panelist or Speaker

Throughout the school year, CDO presents programs focused on different practice areas and employment settings or professional development and well-being. Most programs follow an informal format allowing for interactive participation. 


Each fall, CDO assigns 2L and 3L students an attorney mentor. The mentoring program kicks off at a social event, after which the student and attorney can maintain the relationship however it best suits them.

Mock Interviews

Mock interviews are one of the most important tools that a law student can use to improve their job search skills.  Our interviewers commit to an evening of short interviews followed by constructive feedback to the student.  

Speed Networking

This is one of our most popular events each spring!  Meet multiple students in a fun flurry of activity while they practice networking skills.

If any of these alumni activities interest you, please contact CDO.

How We Can Help You

Career Counseling

Alumni can schedule one-on-one career counseling sessions with the CDO staff at Drake Law School. Resume and cover letter review services are also available. To schedule an appointment, contact the CDO or an individual career counselor.

Job Postings

The CDO provides free continued access to Symplicity, a password-protected job database with hundreds of postings. All alumni have access to job postings. Just sign into Symplicity, click "Alumni" and enter your password information (which you can reset if needed). If you need additional assistance, contact CDO - please allow up to 48 hours for a response.  You can also check out the Jobs Resources available through Drake's online job search tools.

Networking Events

The CDO and Alumni Relations host several networking events for Drake Law alumni throughout the year.  For more information on upcoming events, contact the CDO or Alumni Relations offices.

Contact Information

Contact the Drake Law School Career Development Office at 515-271-2988 or

Visit the Career Development Office website.

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