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If you are a student, you should think of CDO as your counsel. We believe that you have the right to control your destiny, and that our job is to assist you in creating a framework that empowers you to not only iden-tify the career you ultimately want, but to decide how you will get there. While most graduates leverage their law degrees through a career in legal practice, the array of career options you have with a degree from the S.J. Quinney College of Law are not limited to the law. We place students in positions across the nation, within private practice in big firms and small, judicial clerkships, government and public interest organiza-tions, the military, and in business. The best way to ensure your career success is for CDO to work one-on-one with you, so please reach out to us today.

If you are an employer, know that the Career Development Office is more than a place to post a job or book an on-campus interview. We are here to assist you in actively identifying the strongest candidates for your needs. We can help you draft a posting to draw a wider and deeper pool of candidates, and even help you sort through the applications your receive. We can announce and promote student and graduate-focused events, programs and other opportunities. CDO regularly brings employers and students together through events scheduled throughout the course of the year, from job fairs and presentations, to intimate round table discussions. We are your partner in the hiring process, and serve everyone, from big firms to solo prac-titioners, from urban to rural areas, across Utah and throughout the nation. We look forward to hearing from you, and understanding how we can help you find the best solutions for your needs. For alumni of the college of law, the CDO is here to serve you for life. From your first job to a lateral move between employers, from changing your practice to leaving practice for an entirely new career, we are here to support you. No matter your need or the circumstances, we are here to support and guide you. Please let us know how we can be of service to you now and in the future.




You can also reach out to anyone on the CDO team by phone or email, or book a meeting through the Calendly Meeting Scheduler links below.

Arturo Thompson

Assistant Dean, Career Development Office

Jaclyn Howell

Associate Director, Career Development Office

Jim Holbrook

Director of Special Projects

Cynthia Lane

Administrative Assistant

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