Above and Beyond Will Set You Apart

Vol. 40 No. 6


Erin Binns is director for career planning at Marquette University Law School.

“There just isn’t a wow factor.” This wasn’t quite the reaction the student was going for when she submitted her résumé for a job. The student’s grades were impressive—top 15th percentile—so she was befuddled when she didn’t even get an interview. In following up with the employer, the student learned it was her lack of involvement in law school activities and limited practical experiences that deflated her status as a candidate.

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