Alumni Counseling

Alumni counseling is regularly given with respect to opportunities in both the public and private sectors, as well as with respect to potential transitions between the two. Alumni are also frequently counseled about an array of topics including post-graduation clerkship applications, post-clerkship job searches, fellowships, law firm job searches, alternative careers and careers in business, law teaching, transitioning practice areas, relocating, job searches post-layoff, networking, returning to work after a leave, salary negotiation, temporary legal employment, and preparing to retire.

Alumni are welcome to conduct one-on-one mock interviews with CDO attorney-counselors at any stage of their careers, and to receive real-time personalized feedback on their performance. CDO also provides resume and cover letter review as part of its alumni counseling services.

Depending on what is most convenient for alumni, counseling and mock interview sessions may take place in person, over the telephone, or on Skype.


Appointing Scheduling

Alumni may schedule appointments with CDO attorney-counselor and Director of Alumni and Alternative Careers Alison B. Hornstein by calling 203-432-1676 or by emailing [email protected]. If possible, please provide a recent version of your resume prior to your appointment, no matter how rough.

Please note that due to the demands on the office, the availability of alumni counseling appointments is limited during the months of July, August, October, and November. If you are in need of counseling during those specific times, please email a summary of your current situation to [email protected].