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Unofficial Transcripts

You can download your unofficial transcript by logging into MYDUSIS, pulling up your grade sheet, and printing to PDF.  You will be able to upload the PDF to Symplicity or send it with your cover letter.  If you need assistance, stop by or contact CDO.

Electronic Signatures

We do not recommend simply typing your name in alternative or cursive font.  Instead, use an electronic signature.  Try an online tool to create and save a clean, professional signature.  If you need assistance, stop by or contact CDO.

Professional Etiquette

Ask CDO if you have any questions or concerns over professional etiquette. Be sure to check out these brief video tips on e-mail and voicemail communications, best practices for the application process, and managing job offers as well as a guide to Requesting Letters of Recommendation and References.

Conducting Employer Research

Researching types, sizes, and locations of employers is critical for you to gain an understanding of the practice of law you want to enter.  Find out about the employer before you apply and then, when granted an interview, perform additional research about the employer as well as the interviewers you will be meeting.  You can find information about many different types of employers on the Jobs tab to the left.  In addition, you can have access to Bloomberg Law's Career Resources for additional research options.

Using LinkedIn

LinkedIn is not only a great tool for networking and creating your professional brand, it is also a very effective tool in the job search itself.  You can search for jobs by location or practice area and also set up alerts to keep you updated on new postings.  You can also find valuable contacts by searching for fellow Drake Law alums through the "People" search tool - use the school and other filters to help narrow your search.   See "How Law Students Can and Should Use LinkedIn" or the LinkedIn Workshop  slides for specific tips and screenshots on doing your own searches.

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