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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 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, 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 Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law, her Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, and is a member of the Illinois 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.
Tamara McClatchey, Director of Career Services & Recruitment Programs
As Director of Career Services & Recruitment Programs, Tamara advises J.D. and LL.M. students and alumni in career planning and creates and facilitates career development programs for students pursuing legal careers in both the private and public sectors. Tamara also manages Chicago-Kent’s Fall Recruiting Program, including on-campus interviews. 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. She is a member of the Illinois Bar.
Helena Gonzalez, Associate Director of Career Services and Employer Outreach
As Associate Director of Career Services and Employer Outreach, Helena develops career strategies and goals with J.D. and LL.M. students and alumnae of all experience levels. She also engages employers in the private sector to further diversity and inclusion initiatives and student recruitment. Helena assists in the planning and execution of law school’s Fall Recruiting Program, including on-campus interviews, and serves as the Chicago-Kent Law School Liaison for many off-campus job fairs in the Chicago area and nationwide. Throughout the academic calendar year, Helena also manages several programs and events for students related to professionalism and career planning, and will liaise with admissions, student affairs, and alumni relations staff to improve employment outcomes.
Helena earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida in Economics and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent in 2012. As a Chicago-Kent graduate, Helena draws upon her law school experience and network of colleagues to counsel students and alumni and to assist them in developing networking and job search strategies. Prior to joining the Career Services Office, Helena worked as an associate attorney at a Chicago law firm where she litigated transportation, employment, and premises liability matters. She is a member of the Illinois Bar and General Bar for the Northern District of Illinois.
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.