3L Sprint to the Finish
Job searching is tough in the best of times. We know that.
But we also know that you have what it takes to find a job.
Your training and preparation will pay off, and we'll be there every step of the way to support you and give you job-search ideas, mentor connections, document preparation advice, career consultation and encouragement. We're also tracking available entry-level jobs for you, so be sure to check MCO often. Beginning in August you'll receive a biweekly eNewsletter that contains all of the above and more.
Keep in touch, and let us know how we can support you.
Leave No Stone Unturned
- Legal Temp Agencies — If you are interested in obtaining temporary legal work while looking for a permanent job, look at our list of legal temp agencies (pdf).
- BYU Job Bank — Looking outside of the Sacramento area? Use this intercollegiate job bank (https://www.law2.byu.edu/Career_Services/jobbank/) for access to job bulletins from hundreds of law schools across the country. See this document (pdf) for the username and password.
- McGeorgeCareersOnline — Upload a current resume onto MCO. Make sure your contact and profile information on MCO is up to date. This way, we can send you appropriate job postings and other opportunities. See this handout (pdf) for directions on setting MCO up to send you job postings in your practice areas of interest.
- Lexis/Westlaw — LEXIS offers unemployed graduates free access to their career library. Westlaw offers access for your job-search for up to one year after graduation. Call the CDO for more information.
- Reciprocity — If you're looking to practice outside of Sacramento, we may be able to arrange for you to have reciprocity with another law school so that you can avail yourself of their career services resources. See this flyer (pdf) for information.
- Martindale.com has a directory of mid- and large-size firms, including the attorneys who work there, what type of law they practice, their geographic location, and where they went to law school. See our handout (pdf) on conducting martindale.com searches.
Build Your Network
- Alumni Mentor Network — It's not too late to take an alum to coffee through our Alumni Mentor Network (pdf) on MCO. Don't have access to this tab? Just ask the CDO.
- LinkedIn — Read this Forbes article for a few extra tips on making a strong LinkedIn profile and using LinkedIn to your advantage.
- Be a joiner — Join bar associations. Participate in community groups. Volunteer.
- Alumni Directory — A few months after you graduate, you'll have access to the McGeorge online alumni directory. See this handout (pdf) on how to ask for informational interviews.
- Job Fairs — Many of the legal career job fairs around the country welcome recent law school graduates. Click here (pdf) for job fair tips.
- Alumni Events — McGeorge posts alumni events. Visit this site regularly for updates.
- Young Alumni Chapter — You will automatically become a member to the Alumni Chapter. Attend professional development programs and other social networking events.
Keep in Touch
- We're here for you — Now. After you graduate. Just call or make an appointment on MCO.
- McGeorge's Facebook Page — "LIKE" the Pacific McGeorge Facebook page to keep up to speed on opportunities and CDO programs.
- Change in Employment? Please fill out our online form (it only takes a few minutes) so that we can maintain accurate employment statistics.
- The Bridge. Read the CDO's Newsletter for recent graduates.
Dot Your I's. Cross Your T's.
- Read Top Four Job-Search Habits (pdf) to make sure you're doing everything you could be doing on your job-search now.
- Resume — See our handout (pdf) on where to add your bar admissions information on your resume.
- Salary Negotiation — Read this great NALP article (pdf) to learn the art of salary negotiation.
- Make an appointment on MCO to have your resume or cover letter reviewed. Or just email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Development Office
Email | 916.739.7011