Increase Visibility at YLS
Offer a sponsored split public interest summer
Many of our students are interested in combining private and public sector work during the summer and specifically request information about law firms that pay a student for the entire summer but allow them to work for half of the summer with a public interest organization and half with the firm. CDO produces two brochures about this topic; one brochure defines split public interest summer programs, and the other lists firms that currently provide split public interest summer opportunities. In addition to advertising these programs through our brochures, we also celebrate those firms during our interview programs. For employers who would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact CDO at 432-1676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure your alumni get involved
If you have alumni of Yale Law School at your organization, encourage them to join YLS Career Connections online via the CDO web site. Close to 1,200 alumni are currently members and have offered to provide career advice to current students or fellow graduates. A student who develops a relationship with an attorney at your organization will be more likely to consider employment with you. In addition, CDO staff often consults Career Connections to locate interesting speakers for our programs.
Recruit 1L Students
Fundamentally, it pays to make a connection in the first summer. Hundreds of employers recruit upperclass students in the fall, as compared to only 30 employers who recruit first-year students in the spring. If you provide a first-year student with a quality summer experience, she will share her positive experience with fellow classmates which improves student awareness and may well increase interest in your organization. Click here to find out more about the Spring Interview Program.
Distinguish your organization
What makes your organization unique? Is that information coming across to our students? If your organization stresses quality of life, offers creative work arrangements, practices in a particularly exciting area of law, let us know. NALP members should be sure to complete a NALP Workplace Questionnaire available at http://www.nalpforms.org/. Talk to a CDO representative about your organization's practice and express your interest in coming to the law school to speak at programs offered by CDO. Contact Sachi Rodgers to express interest in offering to assist student organizations with projects.
Sponsor YIPPIE (Yale Incentive Program for Public Interest Employment) Events
YIPPIE offers employers the opportunity to sponsor a variety of student events including small group Olympics and a Yale Law vs. Harvard Law basketball game. If interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, email Sachi Rodgers.