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The Career Services Office (CSO) Staff is available to assist students and alumni in their career pursuits. Individual career counseling provides students and alumni with career planning advice, revision of resume and cover letters, assistance with career changes, and interviewing strategy. To make an appointment, please call, stop by or email the Career Services Office. We are located in Suite 360.
Telephone: (312) 906-5200
Fax: (312) 906-5171
The Career Services Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening appointments will be available on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. if scheduled in advance. To schedule an appointment, please call the office at (312) 906-5200.
Chicago-Kent College of Law provides equality of opportunity in legal education for all persons, including faculty and employees, with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion and tenure, applicants for admission, enrolled students, and graduates, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, Chicago-Kent provides its students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination or segregation on the above-stated grounds. Facilities and services of the Career Service Office of Chicago-Kent College of Law are available only to employers whose employment practices are consistent with this policy and are similarly non-discriminatory.
Jayne Schreiber, Assistant Dean for Career Services
Jayne has responsibility for all operations of the Career Services Office, including its administrative functions, student services and marketing and employer outreach. While Jayne's daily activities are predominantly focused on external outreach, she is also available to meet with both students and alumni. Jayne brings broad-based experience gained from her prior roles as Associate Director of Career Services and the Director of Employer Outreach at Loyola University School of Law, and as a practicing attorney at Winston & Strawn, and then in-house legal counsel for two international corporations in the commercial property development and management consulting fields. Her prior experience also includes her roles as Director of Business Development for a boutique legal recruiting firm and Director of Marketing for the Chicago office of a national legal staffing firm. Taken altogether, Jayne has a deep understanding of the legal profession from multiple perspectives, including the skill sets today's lawyers must have for success in the field. Jayne received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and her B.A. from Stanford University.
Michelle Mohr Vodenik, Director of Career Services & Public Interest / Diversity Advisor
Michelle is the primary counselor regarding public sector careers and office liaison on diversity initiatives. She oversees all public interest and diversity programming, resources and job fairs. Michelle earned Juris Doctor degree at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and has worked professionally in a number of legal and non-profit settings including the Loyola University Childlaw Clinic, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Amnesty International, the Ohio Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the Chicago immigration law firm of Davidson & Schiller where she worked primarily with clients seeking asylum. She currently serves on the Advisory Committee for PSJD, an online public service job search resource for students and alumni. She is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association Legal Aid Committee; the National Association of Law Placement (NALP) Public Service, Diversity, and GLBT committees; and the American Bar Association Government and Public Sector Division. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at The Ohio State University and is a member of the Illinois Bar.
Sandra Minea, Director of Career Services & Recruitment Programs
As Director of Career Services & Recruitment Programs, Sandy manages Chicago-Kent's Fall On-Campus Interview Program, as well as the administrative functions of off-campus job fairs, including the Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair. Sandy also counsels Chicago-Kent J.D. and LL.M. students and alumni and develops and presents career development programs and presentations relevant to students interested in both private and public sector legal careers. Sandy earned her Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and previously worked as an associate at Mayer Brown LLP in the banking & finance practice group and as an associate at Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered in the business and finance practice group. Sandy earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois and is a member of the Illinois Bar.
Allison Smith, Associate Director and Career Development/Public Interest Advisor
In her role as Associate Director, Allison provides counseling to Chicago-Kent students and alumni and (as of September 2015) manages employment outcomes data. In addition, she develops and implements public interest and career development programs and works with student organizations on educational and student life initiatives. Allison also coordinates several student volunteer programs, manages Chicago-Kent's Loan Repayment Assistance Program, and conducts employer outreach for the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference, Chicago-Kent's Semester Law Firm Associate Program and the Institute for Compliance. After earning her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame, Allison defended a myriad of public and private entities in federal and state litigation, including appellate practice. Allison also completed her Master of Science in Education - Higher Education Administration degree at Northwestern University and is a member of the Illinois Bar.
Tamara McClatchey, Assistant Director of Career Services
As Assistant Director of Career Services, Tamara counsels Chicago-Kent J.D. and LL.M. students and alumni and creates and facilitates career development programs for students pursuing legal careers in both the private and public sectors. Tamara also assists in managing Chicago-Kent’s Fall On-Campus Interview Program and the administrative aspects of off-campus job fairs. Tamara earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School, after which she worked as an associate at Jenner & Block LLP in the corporate and mergers & acquisitions practice groups. Her prior experience also includes professional development and management roles in non-profit settings including Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and Association House of Chicago. Tamara earned her Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Spanish from North Park University and is a member of the Illinois Bar.