One of the goals of the Career Planning Center is to assist alumni in staying connected and to use the law school as a continued resource. Below is a list of opportunities for alumni.
Services and Involvement Opportunities for Alumni
Career Planning provides alumni with assistance in resume critique, salary negotiations, job postings, and so much more. Our alumni are invited to peruse our career search technology, Strategy. If you would like one-on-one career counseling please call the Career Planning Center to schedule your appointment today at by emailing us at email@example.com or 219.465.7814.
Additional resources available for alumni conducting a job search:
- Alumni Resource Guide
- Bar Association Links
- Professional Organization Links
- Public Interest Resources
- Judicial Clerkships
- LRAP & Debt Relief
- Law Firms, Corporations and JD Opportunities beyond traditional practice
- Student Resource Guide
Alumni Mentoring Program
The Alumni Mentoring Program is a new initiative that matches alumni with students based on different searchable characteristics, such as practice area or geographical area of interest. Alumni can assist students by serving as mentors, hosting informational interviews, and meeting with students. Additionally, the Alumni Mentoring database may be used for alumni to connect with one another for networking and referral purposes. Sign up today to create your own Mentor profile.
Valparaiso Law School has partnered with the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation. We host weekly CLE’s on campus as part of this partnership. If you are an Indiana licensed attorney, please click here for CLE schedules. We look forward to seeing you.
Professional Networking Events
The law school hosts events for networking and professional development. Events vary based on the location and purpose, but we continue to engage alumni by allowing them to network amongst each other at dinners and gatherings. Check out the events page to see the next event in your area.
Upon invitation, alumni may participate in one of eight Regional Councils. The eight regions include: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Chicago, St. Louis, Grand Rapids, Twin Cities, Washington D.C., and Phoenix. Each council meets bi-annually to discuss various business items from the strategic plans of the law school to assistance in managing and organizing events in the area.
Alumni Giving Back to Students
Speaker for Student Organization
Student groups regularly invite alumni back to share their “real world” experiences. If you were involved in one of our 42 student organizations and are interested in coming back to serve as a speaker, please email Christine Corral.
Distinguished Alumni Luncheons
Each month the Career Planning Center hosts a luncheon on campus to recognize one of our Distinguished Alumni for their accomplishments. The Distinguished Alumnus or Alumna generally hosts an open presentation explaining their background followed by a luncheon with students.
If you would you like to be engaged in a way other than the above listing of opportunities, please contact Christine Corral at 219.465.7814 or at Christine.Corral@valpo.edu.