Document Review Policy

Center for Professional Development (CPD) counselors are available to assist both students and alumni with revising their job search materials.  Our goal is to review and return your documents with comments and suggestions as quickly as possible; our standard policy is to respond to requests within 2 business days. During peak OCI and diversity fellowship application seasons, we receive significantly more requests and ask that you allow up to 5 business days to receive feedback. Be sure to plan ahead and allow ample time to receive and implement our feedback before an application deadline.

Before contacting a counselor, please update your documents following the direction we have provided on our Preparing Materials webpage. So that we can assist students and alumni as efficiently as possible, and to avoid duplicative reviews, we ask that you submit your materials to only one member of the CPD Team at a time. If you receive an out-of-office reply, and would like to ask another counselor to review your materials, please copy the first counselor so they are aware that your request has been shared with a teammate. This will give us the opportunity to coordinate review requests and respond as quickly as possible.

CPD counselors are here to provide support and guidance to you during the job search. Your cooperation with this policy allows us to provide the best service possible to all of our students and alumni.

CPD Counselors will review:

  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Personal statements
  • Lists of references
  • Writing sample cover pages
  • Thank-you emails

CPD counselors will not review:

  • Writing samples (Writing samples must be self-edited, but you are permitted to incorporate feedback from your legal writing professor, so please contact them if you need clarification on any guidance they have provided to you.)

(Updated 8.12.22)

Alumni Policies

The Center for Professional Development works with recent graduates and alumni who are seeking new opportunities. We are here for you regardless of where you are in your career!  Job postings, resume and cover letter review, and mock interviews are available to you whenever you need them. We serve alumni by providing career counseling through in-person, phone or email contact. To schedule an appointment with one of our counselors, email the Center for Professional Development or call 206-398-4100.

Contact CPD

Center for Professional Development
Sullivan Hall, Suite 200
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090