What do I need to do to get a job after graduation?
Do some self-assessment, learn about the legal market, and get exposed to the practice areas and settings you prefer. A career advisor will help you plan a job search strategy.
What is OCI?
OCI stands for On-Campus Interviews, a program that we have every fall where legal employers come to the Pacific McGeorge campus to interview our students for summer and post-graduation jobs.
How do I decide what area of the law I'd like to pursue?
First, be curious and ask every attorney you meet to tell you about his/her practice areas. Second, gain some actual experience by taking advantage of the many clinical programs that Pacific McGeorge offers.
When should I start my job search?
You should always be thinking about your goals, interests and preferences when it comes to choosing your legal career. The timing of when you actually begin sending your resume to legal employers will depend on the type of employer you're targeting.
Am I going to have to network?
Many of the most rewarding law clerk and new attorney positions are not advertised, but are obtained through direct application and networking. We give you many opportunities to work on your networking skills--everything from workshops to providing you access to mentors to hosting a wide variety of programs that put you in contact with practicing attorneys.
I'm so busy with classes; how can I make time to find a job?
It does take time to find a job and to prepare to enter the legal job market. We break your job search down into small pieces so that you can fit it in and still make academics your priority.
Career Development Office
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