Career Strategy Services, Resources & Programs for Masters Students

Career Advising

Master students are supported through the offices of the LLM and Master of Jurisprudence Programs for their professional development. TU Master Program staff are available to meet one-on-one with Master students and American Law students.  Master students are strongly encouraged to meet with their Program Director at least once during each semester regarding their job searches. Master students are also encouraged to work closely with a faculty mentor to shape their individual career development strategy.

To the extent you prepare a thesis you are paired with an advisor who is currently working in industry. This pairing is intended to create a strong one-on-one networking relationship. The year-end conferences are intended to be strong networking opportunities, and will involve our SERL Board of Visitors among others from industry, academia, and the non-profit world.

Programs

Master students and alumni receive periodic email updates throughout the academic year, inviting them to attend College of Law panels and workshops on career research strategies, resume and cover letter writing, networking, bar exams, interviewing skills and other related topics, many of which are available online.

Career-Related Travel Opportunities

Energy & Natural Resources LLM students, through their Professional Development fee, are supported to travel to strategic career development opportunities (conferences, informational interview trips, job interviews).

Publications & Digital Resources

Master students have access to a Career Strategies Portal, an online Master-centric library of career strategy resources, along with the College of Law’s virtual portal, Symplicity.

Memberships to Professional Associations

LLM in Energy & Natural Resources Law students, through their Professional Development fee, are supported to build their professional networks by joining relevant associations such as the Institute for Energy Law, the Association for International Petroleum Negotiators and the local Bar Association’s section on Energy/Mineral Law.

Resume and Cover Letter Critique

Master students are encouraged to take advantage of the resume and cover letter critique services offered by the LLM and Master of Jurisprudence programs.  Students should schedule a session with their Program Director to get feedback on their document.

Practice Interviews

There are opportunities for practice interview sessions throughout the academic year in order to give students feedback on their interviewing skills.  Students wishing to schedule a practice interview may do so by emailing their Program Director and including their most recent resume.  In advance of the practice interview, students should read the guide on interviewing.  If the interview is in person, students are encouraged to dress in business attire for the practice interview.