J.D. Compass

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The J.D. Compass program pairs you with a Career Strategist upon graduation from the School of Law who works to help you secure full-time, long-term employment.

Your individual Career Strategist will:
  • Recognize and evaluate diverse professional opportunities suited to your interests
  • Help you develop resumes, cover letters and writing samples
  • Identify job openings
  • Provide feedback on job strategy
  • Support you through networking, and professional outreach and development
  • Utilize social media for networking, job openings and personal brand development
  • Review your electronic identity
  • Perform mock interviews and interview strategies

Career Strategists work closely with the Career and Professional Development team to help every graduate of the School of Law find employment as quickly as possible following graduation.

Our current team of Career Strategists includes:
  • Monica Gould, interim director, Career and Professional Development
  • Christy Botts ('11), staff attorney, Minnesota Justice Foundation; interim assistant director, Career & Professional Development
  • Nicole Fredricks Jackson, director, Student Life and Alumni Engagement
  • Scott Taylor, senior distinguished fellow, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Adam Brown (’06), staff attorney, Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals
  • Charlie Nelson ('11), attorney, Lindquist & Vennum
  • Kellen Fish ('10), partner, KTF Law Firm
  • Meredith Bokamba ('08 ), attorney, owner, Bokamba Law Office, LLC
  • Stachia Ullmann, Business Development Director, Special Counsel