It’s been a tough year for Kentucky. They were on the wrong side of the Obama-wave. They killed a horse. Rick Pitino isn’t walking through that door.
And it’s not like University of Kentucky College of Law students are immune from the larger problems in the legal market. But unlike Churchill Downs, the UK Law administration is looking for creative ways to deal with emerging realities. In response to the cratering job market, UK Law’s interim dean has suggested that students spend more time on Facebook:
We want you to know that you can sign up for the UK College of Law Alumni group on Facebook. Even though you are not technically yet alums, you will be soon and I thought that participating in our Facebook page might help you make contacts that would assist you with your job search.
I realize that your class is graduating into a difficult job market. It’s my intention for the Dean’s Office to do whatever we can to make your job search less stressful and more productive. One idea is that you could sign up on Facebook and use your profile to describe your interests, including the fact that you are looking for a job after graduation.
Well, every great idea looked a little bit ridiculous before it worked right?
And there’s some salient Facebook pimping advice for those inclined to try it out:
I’ll be sending a “wall” message to those alums who are already participating, asking them to help us with placement for our grads. You never know who might know about the perfect job for you, so be sure to make your profile and any comments you post something that is “professional.” Yes, I know that some grads put up pictures of their dogs—and far be it from me, of all persons, to criticize dog photos—but I think that if you are using this as a marketing opportunity you want to be careful what you post.
Read the Dean’s full Good Will Hunting-esque message after the jump. And remember you can share this post on Facebook with other
job seekers friends.