Career Planning for Alumni
At USF, connections with our students extend past their graduation. Many of our alumni are actively involved with the Office of Career Planning to provide career development assistance to current students.
In addition, the Office of Career Planning assists alumni who are interested in exploring career options or new directions.
OCP provides alums with 24 hour web access to www.USFLawLink.com. This site is a portal for job listings, recruiting information, and employer information. It also contains a document library which houses many of the handouts the OCP produces and program information. We encourage you to check the site often as job opportunities, program and event details, and employer information are updated on an on-going basis.
Each OCP Director provides individualized career counseling. As experienced counselors, the Directors are prepared to provide guidance in career choices, resume and cover letter review, selection of references and writing samples, job search strategy, interviewing skills development, and networking/informational interviewing preparation. These law career professionals will also assist you during critical job search decisions such as helping you determine which offer to accept or decline, how to negotiate a higher salary or other benefits, and other issues which may arise during your search. We can also assist you with selecting courses and law school clinics, as well as civil, criminal, and judicial externships.
Current students can schedule an appointment by making an appointment at our front desk or calling (415) 422-6757.
Career Planning considers alumni involvement in our law school community as a key factor to our office's success. Alumni act as career panelists, provide advice to law students as mock interviewers, and maintain valuable networking connections to the USF.
Share Your Expertise at an OCP Sponsored Event
Career Planning plans career related programming throughout the entire academic year and rely on our alumni to act as panelists and share their experiences. Also, we host mixers throughout the year to connect current students with alumni working in the legal community. The opportunities include career panels and our annual Legal Career Options Mixer. For more information on how to lend your expertise, please contact the Office of Career Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 422-6757.
Be a Mock Interviewer
To help our students prepare for major recruiting events such as Fall Recruiting Season, On Campus Interviews and Public Interest/Public Sector Day (PIPS Day), the Office of Career Planning offers a Mock Interview Program. OCP enlists the aid of alumni as mock interviewers. This is an excellent opportunity for you to brush up on your interviewing skills and engage in informal recruiting while allowing our students to become familiar with your organization. Mock Interviews are usually conducted in August and January. If you would like to participate as a mock interviewer, please contact the Office of Career Planning at email@example.com or (415) 422-6757.
Sponsor a Career Planning Event
The OCP provides alumni with the opportunity to act as a sponsor for career related activities. Organizations have donated refreshments to a student group career panel and acted as a primary sponsor for our Job Search Legal Handbook. To explore possible sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Office of Career Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 422-6757.