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Moritz is Hot, the Job Market is Not!

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You can interview students for both summer and permanent positions. The Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program begins on September 3, and interview rooms are still available from September 18 to October 3. Increasingly, alumni are combining a return visit to Moritz with a recruiting trip for their organization or firm.

Can't make it to campus? Don't worry, the Office of Professional Development has resume collection and job posting options to enable you to recruit Moritz Buckeyes easily. The Office's state-of-the-art electronic recruiting system puts resumes of qualified students on your desk in minutes. For all the details and to discuss how the Office can best meet your recruiting needs, please contact Amee McKim, Assistant Dean of Professional Development at mckim.2@osu.edu.

Drinko HallThroughout these tough economic times, Moritz graduates have held their own. The Moritz employment rate dropped only two percentage points between 2001 and 2002 from 94% to 92%, and the number of employers who participated in fall on-campus interviewing decreased only slightly last fall. Dean McKim attributes the success of Moritz students in the job market to their tenacity, networking skills, and their willingness to work to create opportunities for themselves. The growing reputation of the Moritz College has also added to the success of Moritz graduates, who accepted jobs in 18 states in addition to Ohio in 2002. Dean McKim is hopeful that the employment rates of the Class of 2003 will match or beat those of the Class of 2002.

In light of current economic realities, the Office of Professional Development has added programming and event initiatives to assist students in becoming resourceful job-seekers. The Office has plans to hold an Alternative Career Fair during the upcoming school year, in addition to programming about starting a solo practice; looking at career opportunities in smaller communities; and networking skills, among others.

How can you help? Be sure to sign up to mentor Moritz law students. Go to Monstertrak.com, click on the "Career Contact and Alumni Network" link in the lower left column, and click on "Register." Make sure you choose "Ohio State University."