The Ovadia CP&P Office looks forward to assisting employers in recruiting students for part-time school year, summer and post-graduate positions. The Ovadia CP&P Office utilizes a variety of services to assist employers in meeting their recruiting needs.
On-Campus Interviews (OCI) and Résumé Collect
The Ovadia CP&P Office invites employers to participate in its OCI and Résumé Collect Programs.
FIU Law students are interested in opportunities with large, mid-sized and small law firms, corporations, state and federal judges, public interest organizations and local, state and federal government entities. A comprehensive list of interview programs available to FIU Law students can be found at our Recruiting Programs page.
Employers may request OCI participation or résumé collect via Symplicity (see below). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.348.8376 with questions about recruiting programs or with questions about Symplicity log-in information.
Each fall, employers have the opportunity to conduct on-campus interviews with second- and third-year students for part-time school year, summer and permanent positions. In the fall, the OCI Program is split into two phases; phase one takes place in mid-August and phase two takes place in September and October. Dates are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis (once slots for the August OCI phase are filled, requests will be moved to the September OCI phase). All interviews will be held at FIU Law.
The Ovadia CP&P Office also offers a Spring OCI program that typically is held from January through April. Employers may request schedules to interview students from any class year during that program.
- Résumé Collect
For employers who are unable to or choose not to conduct interviews at FIU Law, but who are interested in receiving résumés from FIU Law students, the Ovadia CP&P Office offers a Résumé Collect Program. The Ovadia CP&P Office will share information about employment opportunities with students, collect application materials and forward those materials to employers so that they may review them and interview students at their convenience.
Online Job Posting Services – Symplicity for Employers:
For employers seeking to fill summer, part-time, entry-level or lateral employment needs, the Ovadia CP&P Office encourages the use of job postings through the web-based job posting database, Symplicity. Posting job opportunities with the Ovadia CP&P Office Symplicity system is a free service. Employers may either create their own Symplicity accounts, which will enable them to post available positions, or employers may complete, save and send the Job Posting Form to the Ovadia CP&P Office to post on their behalf via email to email@example.com or fax to 305.348.2301.
*The Ovadia CP&P Office maintains the job posting database as a service to students, alumni and employers, and does not validate or guarantee the accuracy of the information posted. The Ovadia CP&P Office does not endorse the opportunities posted or the people or organizations posting them. Applicants are encouraged to research employers and opportunities.*
Alumni – Get Involved
FIU Law alumni interested in assisting students and other alumni with the employment search process can get involved in the following ways:
- Recommend your firm’s sponsorship of FIU Law activities.
- Post a position for part-time, summer or post-graduate employment on Symplicity.
- Encourage your organization’s participation in the Ovadia CP&P Office’s recruiting programs.
- Serve as a mentor (or e-mentor) for a current student.
- Agree to have a student shadow you.
- Speak on a panel related to your practice area or employment experiences.
- List your contact information with us to make available to interested students for informational interviews.
It is the policy of FIU Law that no citizen of the United States or any other person within the jurisdiction thereof shall, on the grounds of race, creed, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or national origin be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of the University. Employers who advertise positions through the Ovadia CP&P Office or participate in its recruitment programs must read the non-discrimination policy and undertake to observe it.
*Please be aware that the Ovadia CP&P Office may not post unpaid opportunities for FIU Law students to volunteer at private law firms. Recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor has led to the conclusion that placing students in unpaid internships is appropriate only when it is part of a structured educational process for academic credit, overseen by faculty, and managed as part of FIU Law’s overall Clinic and Externship Programs.*