Off Campus Interview Instructions – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

2019 Off Campus Programs

Session Dates Deadline to Apply Location of Interviews Process for Signing up for Interviews
Washington DC Traveling Program Aug 6 – 9 Wed, July 3 The interviewers’ offices in Washington, DC Once selected, students will arrange the date and time directly with the employer.
New York City Traveling Program Aug 5 – 9 Wed, July 3 The interviewers’ offices in New York City, NY Once selected, students will arrange the date and time directly with the employer.
Dallas Traveling Program Aug 5 – 9 Wed, July 3 The interviewers’ office in Dallas, TX Once selected, students will arrange the date and time directly with the employer.
Houston Traveling Program Aug 5 – 9 Wed, July 3 The interviewers’ offices in Houston, TX Once selected, students will arrange the date and time directly with the employer.
Northern California Traveling Program Aug 5 – 9 Wed, July 3 The interviewers’ offices in No. California Once selected, students will arrange the date and time directly with the employer.
Southern California Traveling Program Aug 5 – 9 Wed, July 3 The interviewers’ offices in So. California Once selected, students will arrange the date and time directly with the employer.
Las Vegas Job Fair Sat, Sept 7 Mon, Aug 12 Alverson Taylor, Las Vegas, NV Once selected, students will sign up for an interview time in LINX.
Fall On Campus Interviews (OCI’s) Aug 12 – Nov 1 Mon, July 3 BYU Law School Once selected, students will arrange the date and time directly with the employer.
Fall Collect Anytime Mon, July 3 Students should follow up directly with the employer.

Advantages to Attending the Traveling Program Programs

  • You can maximize your interviewing time and your travel dollar by participating in the

off campus events.

  • All of these markets are great for BYU, with many alumni and friends already working there, pulling for BYU students and persuading their hiring committees to give our students a serious look.
  • These locations are exciting and interesting with a variety of activities, attractions, arts, night life and cuisine.

Things to remember:

In order for these programs to continue and in order to maintain our good reputation among our

employers, we must be able to “produce” for interviews students they are interested in seeing.  Hence the policies for these programs are designed to make sure that if you apply and are selected, you make the trip and go through with the interview.

The Traveling Program Sessions and OCI’s are deliberately scheduled to overlap so that students

will need to choose their markets, thus preventing just a handful of students from cornering all

the interviews, when they cannot, in fact, accept multiple offers in different cities.

  • If you apply to any Off Campus Programs and get selected for interviews, even one, you must attend. Please do not think of this as a lottery where you will “take your chances and see what happens”.  These programs are designed for students with serious interest in these markets.  The question to ask yourself is “if I only get one interview, am I still willing to make the trip”.  If the answer is “no”, a different application route is recommended.
  • Lodging, transportation and food are the responsibility of the student.
  • Be sure to check LINX for last minute changes or last minute new employers.
  • Selections are pre-screened, meaning the employers will select who they want to interview and you will know before you make the trip if you are on the slate.

Making the Most of Your Trip

Students that are able to make the most of the Off Campus programs are those that try to arrange other interviews, outside of the program.  We encourage students NOT to just rely on the participating employers to get interviews.  Employers need 3-4 weeks notice to actually schedule you.

A Few Things to Keep in Mind

Apply via email – DON’T SPAM ANYONE – send them one at a time.  We recommend sending a short “cover email” and then attaching your regular cover letter and a resume.

Don’t feel bad about applying to an employer more than once – they view it as a sign that you are interested and will often keep your resume on file.  We had a student several years ago that applied through 1) 1L NALP Drop, 2) Traveling Program and 3) Diversity Program.  The employer knew that because they had kept his resume on file and granted him an interview because he seemed “so interested.”

For all of these folks, if you will be in their cities, please be sure and mention the dates in your cover email and indicate that you would like to “come by for an interview while you are in town.”  Once you receive an interview, be sure and mention that as well.