Lead and Succeed

Distinguished judges, partners at top law firms, business leaders, nonprofit directors—our graduates are going on to great things. And they’re making a difference along the way.

Launch Your Career

Our Office of Career Services provides assistance to students and alumni at every step of the way. As you identify your career interests, develop productive professional connections, and seek rewarding employment, the Office of Career Services offers a full spectrum of services and programs. Our support doesn’t end at graduation; career services are available to alumni as well.

The Office of Career Services' counselors are seasoned JDs who draw on their own diverse experiences to help students and alumni identify career interests.

Career Services Offers

  • Individual counseling services
  • Panels, presentations, and career fairs featuring JDs utilizing their degrees in different ways
  • Connections to alumni across the country, through the Lunch with Lawyers and LinkedIn Mentor programs

Photo of Bill SchuetteAs a third-year student, I was director of advanced competition for Moot Court and had the honor of being a student intern for U.S. Superior Court former Judge Ira Brown. Those experiences, along with the skilled professors and active classrooms at USF, were integral to my career.

Bill Schuette ’79, Michigan attorney general

Make the Connection

More than 72 percent of USF alumni live in California, many taking on active roles as mentors to current students and fellow alumni, advisors to the dean and faculty, and financial contributors. Our 330 — and counting — alumni judges span the country and hold the highest positions in our courts. From the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to the Illinois Supreme Court, our alumni are tremendous influences not only in the legal profession, but in all aspects of the community.

USF graduates begin their careers in a range of fields. The following are the top three sectors represented by alumni from the class of 2019 who were employed nine months after graduation.

  • 55.1% Law firms
  • 11.5% Government or public interest organizations
  • 17.9% Business employers