Contacting alma maters

June 1, 2009
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A story in the current issue of Indiana Lawyer about alternative legal careers notes that law school alumni – even those who have been out of school for a few years or more – are contacting their alma mater’s career resources centers because of the economy. The lawyers want more information on networking and open positions because they’ve been recently laid off or fear losing their job.

Having been out of college for more years than I’d like to admit, I wouldn’t think to contact Indiana University about potential jobs. I assume the career centers are for current students or recent graduates, but why should alumni who’ve been out in the “real world” for a while not have the opportunity to tap into the school’s vast networking resources?

Has anyone out there gotten back in touch with your law school’s career center in hopes of finding a job or for career advice in case of a layoff? If you did, was the information helpful or did you feel like everything was geared toward students?
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