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GPDP Services and Programs

The GPDP provides a number of services and programs to aid you in your job search.  To learn more, scroll down or click on one of the links below. 


Career Advising Services

The GPDP is coordinated by Kandice Thorn, Director of International and Non-J.D. Programs, who works with LL.M. students to develop the best strategies for pursuing job opportunities.  We strongly encourage all students who are seeking employment in the U.S. to meet with Ms. Thorn at least once per semester regarding their job searches.  There are two ways to take advantage of one-on-one career advising services with Ms. Thorn:

  • Office Hours.  Ms. Thorn's office hours will be announced weekly in the GPDP eNewsletter.  Students who wish to meet with Ms. Thorn during her regular office hours should sign up for a 15-minute time slot on the sign-up sheet posted outside Room 405. 
  • Appointments.  To schedule an appointment with Ms. Thorn outside of regular office hours, please contact her at kthorn1@law.fordham.edu


GPDP Programs

Throughout the academic year, the GPDP offers numerous programs addressing topics of interest to LL.M. students in their job searches.  (Note: you will need your username/password to access these resources.) 

>>Click here to view the current semester's calendar of GPDP events. 

>>Click here to view or listen to past programs offered by the GPDP. 

 



Practice Interviews

The GPDP offers practice interview sessions throughout the academic year in order to assist students with their interviewing skills.  Students wishing to schedule a practice interview may do so by emailing kthorn1@law.fordham.edu and filling out the GPDP Practice Interview Form.  Students should drop off the GPDP Practice Interview Form to Room 405 at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled interview.  Students are encouraged to dress in interview-appropriate attire for the practice interview.



Resume/Cover Letter Critique

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the resume and cover letter critique services offered by the GPDP.  In order to provide the most effective service for all of our students, we are requesting that, prior to submitting a resume or cover letter for review, you do the following:

1.  Carefully review the section(s) of the GPDP Handbook relating to resume or cover letter drafting, as applicable, including the sample resumes or cover letters in the appendices to the Handbook.

2.  Double check all formatting for consistency (including punctuation, use of font variations such as bold and underline, tabs, bullet points, etc.).

3.  Spell check your document.

4.  Carefully proofread your document twice. 

If we receive your resume or cover letter for review and it appears that you have not followed these steps, we will return the document to you for further revision before we review it. 

>>click here to submit your resume or cover letter for review using the Request for Resume/Cover Letter Review form

As soon as possible after receiving your draft resume or cover letter, Ms. Thorn will contact you to set up a meeting to discuss your resume or cover letter.  If only minor adjustments are required, an appointment may not be necessary.  In that case, Ms. Thorn will leave a marked copy of the document with the staff in Room 405 and will advise you that the document is ready to be picked up.  If you submit a document for review and do not hear back within five business days, please send a follow up email to ensure that your document was received.