We are here to assist students and alumni in reaching their career goals and to aid employers in attracting qualified candidates. 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 if scheduled in advance. To schedule an appointment, please call the office at (312) 906-5200.
Chicago-Kent College of Law of the Illinois Institute of Technology 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 alumni, without discrimination on the ground of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 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.
Victoria Ryan, Director of Career Services & Recruitment Programs
In her role, Vicki advises J.D. and LL.M. students and alumni on a wide range of career development issues. She assists with career-related programming including recruiting. Vicki earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Indiana University. She worked as a litigator in the insurance defense realm handling medical malpractice and automobile negligence cases in the Detroit area. She later maintained a solo estate planning and probate practice before entering the world of law school career services in 2007. She is a member of the Michigan Bar.
Michelle Mohr Vodenik, Senior Director of Career Services & Public Sector / 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 her 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, and Diversity 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.
Allison Smith, Director of Data Analytics and Management
In her role as Director, Allison manages and synthesizes employment outcomes data, and develops processes to collect and report data to media bodies and accrediting agencies. In addition, she acts as the point person for recent alumni seeking opportunities and law students seeking judicial clerkships; she counsels 1L, 2L and 3L students throughout their time in law school. Allison also develops public interest and career development programs, policies and handbooks, and works with student organizations on educational, health and student life initiatives. 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.
Jacqueline Russell, Associate Director of Career Services
As Associate Director, Jackie provides a wide range of career advice to J.D. and LL.M. students and alumni. She meets with students and alumni one-on-one for resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, career planning, and job search strategies. As a member of the Career Services team, she also assists with planning and hosting career-related programming and events. A Michigan native, Jackie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and English from Albion College. She then went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She practiced for several years in Michigan, focusing on child and family advocacy, family law and civil rights work. Jackie began working in law school career services as a Career Counselor at her alma matter, University of Detroit Mercy. She is a member of the Michigan bar.
Lauren Hines, Career Counselor
As Career Counselor, Lauren counsels J.D. and LL.M. students and alumni pursuing careers in both the private and public sectors. After receiving her Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law, Lauren worked as an associate at Sonnenschein Carlin Nath & Rosenthal (now Denton’s) in corporate litigation. Since that time, she has also worked as a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and has taught Legal Writing and Analysis to 1L students at DePaul University College of Law and Common Law Reasoning to LL.M. students at Northwestern University School of Law. She is a member of the Illinois Bar.