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McGeorgeCareersOnline

McGeorgeCareersOnline is the Career Development Office's Web-based career services management system. McGeorgeCareersOnline gives you the tools to:

  • View job listings and apply on line,
  • participate in on-campus interviews and other job fairs,
  • receive emails targeted to your interests,
  • update your own interest profile at any time,
  • find informal mentors; and.
  • learn about upcoming workshops and events.

Getting Started

After you receive your password for accessing McGeorgeCareersOnline, go to the McGeorge website at www.mcgeorge.edu. Select Information For Current Students, then "McGeorgeCareersOnline: Online Career Manager." Your pacific.edu email address is your login (user name). Log in and then enter your password to get to the homepage. If you have forgotten your password, use the Forgot Password tab to receive a new password by email. You may change your password at any time by using the Change Password tab in the Profile section.

Below, you will find a description of the site. Here are printable instructions (pdf).

Navigation Tip

Click on the word "back," next to the green arrow icon at the left of the screen, to return to a previous page. Do not use your browser's back button.

Toolbar Section one: Homepage

Announcements

See brief messages and reminders about upcoming events.

Quick Links

Access key system features with just one click.

Calendar

View important events and deadlines by clicking on highlighted dates.

Alerts

View occasional personalized messages.

Toolbar

The toolbar includes 10 sections, one for each major system function.

Toolbar Section Two: Profile

There are six tabs in the Profile section. You must complete your profile in order to use the system. Note: required fields are indicated with red asterisks. You may update your Profile information at any time.

Personal Information

Provide your name and contact information.

E-Groups Etc.

Indicate your practice area, practice setting, and geographic interests in order to receive targeted email updates about seminars, events and networking opportunities. Again, you may add and delete selections at any time.

Your career advisor will use this information for advising purposes. Please update this tab before each career advising session.

Privacy

We strongly recommend that you choose to receive email messages from CDO. While you may opt out, you risk missing important information. If you are concerned about receiving too many emails, before opting out, consider more narrowly tailoring your e-group selections. Please note that regardless of your privacy choice, on rare occasions, CDO may need to send administrative messages to the entire student body.

The "resume book" function allows employers to view and search the CDO database of student resumes. Choose "yes" if you wish to allow any employer to view your default resume at any time. Note: This function is not yet available.

Employment/Semester Update

Each semester (fall, spring, and summer) click "add new" to enter information about jobs, clinicals, or other activities, such as study abroad programs. Complete one form for each activity. You may complete more than one form per semester.

Password/Preferences

Change your password here at any time.

Activity Summary

View and search a log of your account activity.

Toolbar Section Three: Documents

Upload resumes, cover letters, unofficial transcripts, writing samples, and other materials by clicking on the Add New button. The maximum file size for any document is 200kb. You may have up to 20 documents saved on the system at any one time. Select the Make Default button to designate a version of your resume for online applications and for employer resume books.

Each uploaded document is automatically converted to a pdf file. Review your original and the pdf version to ensure that conversion has not changed the document's formatting.

Transcripts

Transcripts can be scanned at the Computer Lab or in the CDO lobby. When scanning in public places, be sure to save the document to a disk or memory stick so that your information is not made available to others who use the scanner. Be sure to save the document in a low resolution format so that it does not exceed 200kb. In the alternative, you can type up a current list of grades in a Word or WordPerfect document. If you choose to compose a Word or WordPerfect document, indicate at the top of the document that you will bring an unofficial transcript to your interviews.

Toolbar Section Four: Jobs

There are five tabs within the Jobs section. In this section, you will search job postings and, where an employer indicates, apply online. Postings include paid and volunteer, part-time and full-time, immediate and future openings.

Job Postings

Sort the job list by Practice Area, Position Type, Class Level, or by using the Keyword search. From your search results, select a link in the Job Title column to see position details and application instructions. When viewing position details, you will see grey boxes on the right side of the screen summarizing the application procedures.

If the employer is accepting applications electronically, choose from your uploaded documents, using the drop-down menus. After you have applied, the top grey box will display your application status. To attempt to withdraw an application, see the Applications tab.

Favorites

If you are interested in a job but not ready to apply, save the job posting in your Favorites tab, by clicking on the Add to Favorites icon on the right. You may return at any time to the Favorites tab to review the jobs you have saved.

Advanced Search

In order to run a search with multiple filters, including location and employer type, use the Advanced Search tab. To begin, click the Save As button and name your search by typing it into the text box. Choose a specific name such as "LA Government Jobs" or "Sacramento Employment Law." Saving the search will enable you to repeat this particular search more easily. See Search Agents tab description below for details.

Search Agents

To view and edit your previously-created searches, go to this tab. If you would like McGeorgeCareersOnline to automatically run one or more of your searches periodically and to email you the results, select the "schedule" button and indicate how frequently you want the system to do so.

Applications

To view a list of employers to whom you have applied, go to this tab. In order to attempt to withdraw a previously submitted application, click on the Withdraw Application button. Note: If an employer has already reviewed or printed your materials, while it will appear that you have withdrawn your application, the withdrawal will be ineffective.

Toolbar Section Five: Mentor Program

We are proud to introduce our new Mentor/Career Resource Program as an invaluable resource to our current students and new graduates. During your professional development, you will discover that mentors along the way will serve as key contributors in your law careers. Mentors will assist you in many ways; providing information about their areas of expertise, career advice, develop your networking skills, and most importantly, building your professional as well as personal connections.

Toolbar Section Six: Judicial Clerkships

Rights to the Judicial Clerkship section and instructions about how to use it will be assigned to you only after you have attended Federal Judicial Clerkship Workshop (or viewed the DVD) in the spring of your 2D/3E year.

Toolbar Section Seven: On-Campus Interviews (OCI)


Toolbar Section Eight: Events

The events section lists all upcoming programs, workshops and other events presented or co-sponsored by the Career Development Office. On occasion, CDO may use this section to publicize other career-related events at McGeorge or elsewhere. Make sure to periodically check the "Events" section.

To RSVP for an event, click on the event description and click on the RSVP button to confirm your attendance.

Toolbar Section Nine: Calendar

There are six tabs within the Calendar Section.

CDO-posted Events

The first five tabs permit you to view scheduled events by various timeframes. "Today" simply lists the day's events. The day and week views provide hour-by-hour calendars; the month view gives you an overview of the entire month.

Questions?

Career Development Office
Email | 916.739.7011