College of Arts & Sciences
A liberal arts education forms a broad academic foundation for independent thought, critical analysis, and lifelong learning. In other words, preparing you for your first career and your next.
The Office of Career Planning welcomes all alumni to take advantage of the many services offered.
OCP counselors regularly meet with alumni at every stage in their careers. Counselors are happy to discuss all aspects of your job search, from identifying opportunities and reviewing your application materials to meeting attorneys and preparing for interviews to salary negotiations. Appointments can be held in person, over the phone, or by video chat.
No matter the stage of your career, it can be useful to refresh your marketing materials. We can work with you on your resume, cover letters, writing samples, reference list, letters of recommendation, and transactional deal sheets. We can help you strategize about an upcoming interview, or even conduct a mock interview with you.
Career and personal assessments can be a useful way to learn about your career values, the types of environments where you thrive, and how you define satisfaction and success. Assessments can guide you in approaching and developing your job search in a way that works for you, and how to anticipate and address potential challenges during your career.
The Office of Career Planning offers two well-known assessments administered by our expert counselors, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory. The Office also provides an array of self-assessment tools.
Already a social media pro and use it frequently to build your career network and market yourself? Or need some assistance with how to professionally and proactively navigate the world of social media in a career context? No matter your social media savvy, the Office of Career Planning can help you use social media to advance your career.
Alumni can schedule a Social Media Review appointment, during which an OCP counselor will look over your accounts and help you determine how to revise them to ensure you are leaving viewers with a professional impression.
One of the best ways to use social media professionally is through LinkedIn. USF Law has several LinkedIn groups for alumni to find and connect with others in their fields of interest. Close to 3,000 alumni and students are members of the USF School of Law LinkedIn group. This is a great pool of potential career connections, sources of and recipients for referral business, experts, and so on!
Here are a few resources to get you started:
USF has an incredibly dedicated alumni community. USF alumni want to help students launch their careers, but also are eager to connect with and support fellow alumni. OCP counselors are available to meet with you to identify alumni working in your area of interest.
Networking Receptions and Alumni Events: Our supportive alumni regularly host and attend networking receptions, and USF hosts receptions for alumni in regions around the country, offering you the chance to meet and create professional relationships with attorneys wherever you practice or would like to practice.
LinkedIn Group: Online resource connecting alumni with other alumni, faculty, and USF School of Law-affiliated legal professionals who can provide advice and support. Close to 3,000 alumni and students are members of this group. Search for the “University of San Francisco School of Law” LinkedIn group to join and explore the subgroups. For help, contact Alex Doll.