Professional Development and Career Services

The Professional Development Office (Career Services) offers career-related skills training and education to students and alumni of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Our mission is to assist our clients with identifying and achieving their unique career goals. The Professional Development Office provides students and alumni one-on-one counseling for resume and cover letter review and job search strategies in addition to mock interviews, class room presentations, career fairs and many other events. Students and employers are connected through online job postings presented through our website and on-campus recruiting in the fall and spring. Our growing alumni and mentor networks serve as resources for students seeking employment in particular practice areas, organizations or regions.

SJQ graduates are hired into many different settings throughout the U.S. and abroad: judicial clerkships, government and non-profit organizations, corporations and law firms. With the professional skills developed during law school, students enter the job market prepared to face challenges with confidence.

The Professional Development Office is located in Room 195 of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, on the southwestern corner of the University of Utah campus. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. We can be reached at 801-581-7767 or

The PDO won’t hand you a job, but they will provide you with the training, experience and network required for you to carve out your own career.