UMKC Law offers career service assistance to connect qualified students and alumni with employers throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area, Missouri, Kansas, and across the country. Our career advisors offer individualized counseling, numerous resources, and expose students to a variety of career possibilities through programs and networking. We are located on the ground floor of the Law School Building. We encourage you to explore our website and to contact a career services staff member for more information about our services.
Meet Our Team
Molly Wilensky joined UMKC Law in 2015. She serves as a career advisor for students and alumni.
Molly received her B.A. in English and Psychology from Drake University and her M.A. in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she served as a Graduate Assistant in the Career Services office at the College of Business Administration. In this role, she supported and empowered undergraduate and graduate business students as they pursued their career goals. She also engaged regularly with employers to establish connections and learn industry trends and expectations.
Jennifer Dierks has joined the Career Center as our new Associate Director. Jennifer received her B.A. in English and a B.S.J. in Broadcast News from KU. After working as a news producer and reporter at KMBC-TV in Kansas City, she went to law school at KU. Her legal experience includes clerking for a federal judge in Kansas, and practicing in the public law department at Polsinelli. Most recently, she has been raising her five children with her husband, Brian, and volunteering on various boards in the community. She is very excited to continue the positive relationships we already have with the legal community, and develop new relationships to help our students and alumni find positive employment. She hopes to increase awareness of our school and accolades among local and regional law firms and employers, as well as grow the valuable relationships we maintain with alumni.
Shannon O’Bryan joined UMKC Law in 2012. In addition to serving as a career advisor for students and alumni, Shannon is the program director for the Pro Bono Program.
Shannon received her B.S. in psychology from Truman State University and her J.D. from the University of Kansas. Immediately following law school, she worked as an associate attorney for the law firm of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, specializing in the sale, acquisition, development and leasing of commercial real property, and was an active member of the recruiting committee. She conducted on-campus interviews at regional law schools and was heavily involved in the planning and implementation of the summer associate program. After five years, she joined the Session Law Firm as associate real estate counsel for the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to joining UMKC Law, she served as in-house counsel for Benefits Direct.
Mallory Snyder joined UMKC Law in 2015. She serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Career Center.
Mallory received her B.A. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English. Prior to UMKC, Mallory worked in Early Education for five years and Secondary Education for two. In this position, Mallory maintains relationships with students and employers, coordinates on-campus interviews, manages the Symplicity job board, and assists in the daily operations of the office.