Public Interest LawJudicial ClerkshipsAlternative Careers
This is the "Center for Professional Development" page of the "Center for Professional Development" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content
Learn more about our Center for Professional Development while exploring their incredible print and online resources, including vocational guidance and career development materials, interview etiquette and resume tips, professional directories and more.
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

Center for Professional Development Print Page

What about 1Ls?

First-year law students are strongly encouraged to focus on their adjustment to law school during the first semester. For this reason, consistent with ABA guidelines and NALP standards, 1Ls may not access the CPD Symplicity site or formally utilize the CPD until November 1st (for fall-start 1Ls) and April 1st (for spring-start 1Ls). A mandatory CPD orientation for 1Ls will take place in the latter portions of their first semesters.


CSL Library Blog

Loading Loading...
blank padding

What is the CPD and how does it work?

The Center for Professional Development (CPD) is a full-service career counseling and resource center, committed to assisting each student in identifying, developing and attaining his or her individual career goals.

Career counseling and assistance is provided by the director of the center, and students are encouraged to meet on an individual basis with the director to discuss unique career planning goals and to develop effective job search strategies.

Individual counseling sessions are supplemented by career planning workshops and programs throughout the semester, including: resumes and cover letter workshops, interview skills workshops, networking skills workshops, career panels, and mock interview programs - to name a few.

Symplicity Online Career Center

  • Charlotte Law Symplicity Career Center  Icon
    Includes internships and job postings for summer and academic year (on and off campus), academic year and post-graduate positions, information and handouts from workshops, career-related articles and weblinks, job fair information, and a complete listing of the resources available in the CPD office.

What resources are available?

The CPD office contains publications covering a wide variety of career-related topics, including career planning, job search, resume preparation, interviewing skills, legal practice areas and alternatives, and law firm practice and management.

Also available in the Center are numerous handouts on resume writing, interview preparation, networking and job search skills. The CPD also publishes a comprehensive career planning guide - From Charlotte School of Law to Career: A Career Planning Guide for Students.


Contact Information

Center for Professional Development
click to email


Catalog Search


Loading  Loading...