Applying & Interviewing

There are several essential components to a successful job search: submitting well written, compelling and error-free job applications, maximizing one's personal network, thoroughly preparing for interviews, participating in Georgetown-sponsored recruiting events, and actively conducting market research through external job databases and employer directories.

Getting Started
Guidance on the timing of a first year summer internship job search, and how to start your search. 

Cover Letters & Resumes
Guidelines, tips, and examples of public and private sector cover letters and resumes.

Writing Samples, Transcripts, References and Thank You Notes
How to select a writing sample, obtain your transcript, list references and draft an appropriate thank you note.

Key Databases and Resources
A recommended list of some of the most widely used online job listings and job-related websites.

Recruitment Programs and Networking Events
An overview of all on- and off-campus recruitment programs and networking events for Georgetown Law students.

NALP Timing Guidelines
The NALP guidelines for students and employers regarding the timing of 2L and post-graduate job offers and acceptances.

Networking and Relationship Building
Advice on how to network and conducting an informational interview. Includes networking resources.

How to prepare for and present yourself in an interview. Includes sample questions and general interview protocols.

Social Media Tips
Tips on maintaining a positive social media presence and leveraging social media in your job search.

Judicial Clerkships and Internships
Learn more about opportunities during and after law school with the judiciary, including how to navigate the clerkship application process.

Webcast and Video Library
Webcasts of (and PowerPoint slides from) our recorded programs.

On The Web

Maps & Directions

Google Location Map Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001

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