About Us

The Professional Development Office (Career Services) offers career-related skills training and education to students and alumni of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Our mission is to assist our clients with identifying and achieving their unique career goals. The Professional Development Office provides students and alumni one-on-one counseling for resume and cover letter review and job search strategies in addition to mock interviews, class room presentations, career fairs and many other events. Our growing alumni and mentor networks serve as resources for students seeking employment in particular practice areas, organizations or regions.

We welcome the opportunity for attorneys to help our current students in their professional development and career search. Attorneys provide much needed help by not only serving as a mentor, but also by participating in our mock interviews, or presenting at one of our career-related presentations. If you are interested in reaching out to our students in such a manner, please let us know.

Present Team Members




Present Team Members

Jess Hofberger
Director

Jess Hofberger became Director of the Office in December, 2012. Jess received his J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2004. Following graduation he worked in Boise for Meuleman & Mollerup practicing in construction-related litigation, served as an Army Reservist in Operation Enduring Freedom, clerked for Justice Ronald Nehring of the Utah Supreme Court, practiced commercial litigation for Anderson Karrenberg, PC, in Salt Lake City, and served as Labor Counsel for the U.S. Army in Grafenwoehr, Germany. He received an undergraduate degree in insurance and risk management from the University of Wisconsin as the distinguished military graduate of 1996.




Jaclyn Howell-Powers
Career Counselor

Jaclyn Howell-Powers is a Career Counselor and joined the Professional Development Office in 2008. Prior to joining the college of law, she worked as a writer for the NIE section of the Deseret News and holds a masterís and bachelorís degree in European History. Her favorite part of career counseling is getting to know the students and watching them succeed professionally. Her guilty pleasures include browsing bookstores, watching horror flicks, and spending time with her two unruly dachshunds.




Megan Green
Career Counselor

Megan Green has been a career counselor since May 2012. She is a 1999 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. Following law school, Megan clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Monti Belot in Wichita, Kansas, and then for Judge Mary Briscoe of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Following her clerkships, Megan practiced employment litigation with a Kansas City law firm. Prior to joining the Professional Development Office, Megan worked for several years as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in its Capital Habeas Unit, first in Phoenix and then here in Salt Lake City.