CSO Hosts Annual Government and Public Interest Job Fair

The law school’s Career Services Office (CSO) recently hosted its annual Government and Public Interest Job Fair in the Crowder Courtyard, bringing nearly 30 employers to campus.

“In today’s market, students know that a legal education opens doors to many opportunities beyond traditional law-firm positions,” said Carol Vizzier, director of Public Interest Programs. “Jobs in the government and public sectors are especially competitive, because they can offer great personal satisfaction and substantive legal work early in a lawyer’s career.”

The Government and Public Interest Job Fair is one of several large job fairs the CSO brings to campus each year, including Corporate Counsel Day, Small Firm Day, Women’s Law Day, and the Employer Showcase. These large events, together with about 70 other smaller events throughout the year, will bring more than 475 professionals from at least 30 cities representing 100 employers to the law school this academic year.

In addition to job fairs, small group discussions, individualized counseling, and mock interviews, the CSO also offers the Becker Project, a network of more than 3,000 professionals, many of them Washington University law alumni. More than 4,000 students have made valuable connections through the Becker Project in the last two years.

Most importantly, the CSO partners with students to help them chart an individualized career path based on their strengths and career preferences.

For more information about the CSO, visit here.

2013 Government and Public Interest Job Fair Presenters
ACLU of Eastern Missouri
Gateway Legal Services, Inc.
Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic
Jackson County Prosecutor's Office
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation - Alton
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation - East St. Louis
Legal Aid of Arkansas
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council
Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project
Missouri Attorney General's Office
Missouri Coalition for the Environment
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Missouri Department of Revenue
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services
Missouri Public Service Commission
Ohio State Legal Services Association
Places for People
St. Louis Better Business Bureau
St. Louis Drug Court
St. Louis County Counselors Office
St. Louis County Juvenile Court
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Marine Corps JAG
U.S. Navy JAG
Voices for Children
Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts