GRADUATE JOB SEARCH GUIDE
All graduates seeking employment should review and follow the steps set forth in PCD's Graduate Job Search Guide found in Symplicity's Document Library under the 'graduate job search' tag. This gives you step-by-step instruction on preparing your marketing tools, commanding job search resources, networking and gaining experience through part-time and pro bono opportunities.
We post new job opportunities on a regular basis. Check regularly for job postings for recent graduates. Contact PCD at (617) 573-8148 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need login information or assistance. Graduates also have access to CareerShift to mine the web for additional job opportunities and should check these career related links.
Graduates seeking employment should schedule an individual counseling session with a PCD advisor to create your strategic professional development plan. To schedule an in-person or phone appointment, logon to Symplicity and click on the "Request An Appointment" link in the shortcuts menu.
PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPERIENCE
Volunteer opportunities are a great way to increase your experience and marketability. Visit the MassProBono website and contact our office for more information. You should also check the Volunteer Lawyers Project website.
Career Launch, Class of 2017 - Wednesday, April 12, 12:00 to 2:00, Main Function Room. We'll have great food, ice cream, a raffle for a $200 Apple gift card and, most importantly, important information on everything you'll need to start your career. Exhibitors include: Professional & Career Development; Bar Associations (Boston Bar Association, Mass. Bar Association); Volunteer Organizations (Volunteer Lawyers Project, MassProBono); Robert Half Legal; Personal Branding with ePortfolios & LinkedIn; Law Library; and Alumni Engagement.
MAHA Presents: Corporate Context, An Introduction to Transactional Practice Areas - Thursday, April 13, 6:00 to 8:00pm, BBA. MAHA presents this event for law students interested in a career, internship and/or experience in transactional law. The goal is to introduce students to the different practices areas within the general “transactional” umbrella and provide insight as to what it means to be a transactional attorney. The panel, starting at 6:00pm will conclude with a networking reception. RSVP
Speed Networking with Labor & Employment Attorneys - Tuesday, April 18, 5:30 to 7:30pm, BBA. This event gives law students and new lawyers a unique opportunity to meet with several Boston-area Labor and Employment attorneys in just one evening. Those who attend this event will have the chance to meet all of our guest attorneys in small groups to learn about the career paths and legal opportunities available in Boston's labor law landscape. A reception with hors d’oeuvres, beer & wine will directly follow the program. Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required.
How and Why to Start a Career as an Immigration Attorney - Friday, April 21, 12:30 to 2:00pm, BBA. Did you even know there were lawyers who focus exclusively on US immigration and nationality law? Have you ever wondered what such an attorney actually does? Our esteemed panelists will answer those questions and many more. They will dispel rumors and provide an overview of the various types of cases which immigration lawyers handle. They will also discuss life working in various settings, including large firms, small firms, and non-profits, as well as, compare and contrast what it is like to work in firms that focus on employment immigration versus ones that focus on family/removal work. In addition, the panelists will discuss the intersection of immigration law with family, employment and other areas of law. The panelists will also provide tips and practice pointers for those thinking of entering the field of immigration or those who have newly begun working in this very exciting field. The program will also end with a Q&A. RSVP
What's Next? Careers in Big Firms, Small Firms, Government, Non-Profits and In-House - Friday, April 28, 12:00 to 1:30pm, BBA. This BBA panel is comprised of lawyers who have worked at firms of all sizes, and in government, not-for profit organizations, consulting firms and in-house legal departments. They will discuss the different career options available to BBA members. RSVP
The Fundamentals of Clear and Effective Writing - Friday, May 19, 12:30 to 2:00pm, BBA. The program will review strategies for how to write in a clear and organized manner. The panelists will present ideas for achieving a straightforward writing style that effectively communicates the writer’s ideas. RSVP
How to Become a Mediator - Tuesday, May 23, 4;30 to 6:00pm, MBA. Have you ever wondered how you could begin to include mediation into your law practice? Come and learn from mediation trainers and attorney/mediators who can provide you with information on how to get trained, how to integrate mediation into your practice and how to effectively market mediation as part of your practice. Whether you are a seasoned litigator or someone who is fresh out of law school, this program has something for you. The presenters will provide attendees with resources and information about mediation and why you should think about including it in your practice. The program will conclude with a Q&A session. RSVP
Join local bar associations to gain access to their professional development resources and excellent networking opportunities.
- Boston Bar Association - Special offer for recent graduates!
- Federal Bar Association
- Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys
- Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association
- Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys
- Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
- New Hampshire Bar Association
- Rhode Island Bar Association
- Womens Bar Association
Visit the Financial Literacy page for questions related to loan repayment and consolidation (including public interest loan forgiveness for federal loans), and other financial aid information.