Washington University School of Law launches national semester-in-practice externship

Beginning in fall 2013, Washington University School of Law will offer the Semester-in-Practice Externship, an innovative program that empowers second- and third-year law students to gain hands-on professional experience anywhere in the country. Through the externship program, students will earn academic credit by spending a semester working full time for a nonprofit, government, or in-house corporate law office in the location of their choice.

Brown School launches first social work-based social entrepreneurship program

Interest in social entrepreneurship — using innovation and enterprise to address social problems — has exploded, but training has always been from a business perspective. This fall, the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis will be home to the first social entrepreneurship program based in a social work setting.

Graduates: Don’t despair, says WUSTL careers expert

Students celebrate at Commencement.The graduation pictures have been e-mailed to friends, posted on Facebook and framed alongside family photos perched on bookcases and fireplace mantels. But behind the toothy grin of many college grads lies a worrisome question that flies in the face of this celebrated educational milestone: Where’s my job? Finding one requires the right actions, says a careers expert at Washington University in St. Louis.

Career advice for women in public service

Four panelists will discuss challenges and career barriers for women in public service and participate in a question-and-answer session April 19 in Anheuser-Busch Hall.

Career advice for women in public service, April 19

Four women who hold influential public service leadership positions on the St. Louis area will offer career advice as part of a free public panel discussion on “Women in Public Service” at 4 p.m. April 19 in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom. Panelists include Catherine Hanaway, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri; Jennifer Joyce, Circuit Attorney City of St. Louis; Emmy McClelland, Director of Governmental Affairs at St. Louis Children’s Hospital; and Darlene Green, City of St. Louis Comptroller.

Jobs for new college grads on the rise

File Photo – David KilperThe class of 2005 has good reason to be happy — overall hiring of college graduates is on the rise.Well, you’ve graduated from college. Congratulations! Now what? Unless you’re off to graduate school, it’s time to get a job. And according to a career expert at Washington University in St. Louis, you’ll probably have a much easier time finding one than students did in the past few years.

Husbands’ careers still trump wives’ as dual-degree couples ponder job relocation, study suggests

When both husband and wife hold college degrees, it is the husband’s degree — and the husband’s degree alone — that typically determines whether a “power couple” will move to another city for career purposes, suggests a new study by economists at Washington University in St. Louis. The study is bad news for young women seeking gender equity in salary and career opportunities.

Corporate recruiting on the rise; biggest hiring increases in financial services and healthcare industries

David Kilper/WUSTL PhotoHiring outlook looking good for 2004 grads.Overall hiring activity has increased in all industry sectors this year, according to Gregory Hutchings, Associate Dean and Executive Director of Career Resources at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. “Last year was probably one of the worst hiring markets for newly minted grads in the last 10 or 15 years, but we have seen a substantial increase in employers coming to campus this year with about a 30 to 40 percent increase,” says Hutchings.

Accounting, financial services, healthcare, top employment sectors for grads this year but Iraq war could impact hiring

HutchingsIt’s going to be another tough year for grads looking for that perfect job they hope their newly minted degrees will help them nab. Though the war in Iraq could impact hiring, the outlook is still pretty good for business school grads, says Gregory Hutchings, associate dean and executive director of the Weston Career Resources Center (WCRC) at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. Accounting, financial services, and healthcare are a few of the industries where Hutchings sees “pockets of opportunity.”