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Alumni Resources

As an alumna/us of McGeorge, you may access the services of the McGeorge Career Development Office (CDO) for the rest of your legal career!

McGeorgeCareersOnline (MCO) Career Manager

Search through and apply for current employment opportunities, upload resumes and cover letters, and take advantage of other CDO services, including the Document Library, on MCO. The CDO sends regular e-mail messages featuring available job opportunities, so be sure your MCO profile accurately reflects your current email address, practice area and geographic preferences.

One-on-One Career Advising

  • In-Person Advising — Meet with a career advisor to discuss your specific job-search or career-transition plans, or to have your resume, cover letter, or other professional materials reviewed. Make an appointment on MCO at, or call us at 916.739-7011.
  • Email — You may also email your professional materials to A career advisor will review them and email you back with comments.

CDO Resources

After graduation you may continue to use the resources of the McGeorge CDO, including books, handouts, and any other materials available in the CDO lobby.


Reciprocity allows graduates from ABA-accredited law schools to use the employment resources of other ABA-accredited law schools' career services offices. To request reciprocity, contact Isabella Hannon at 916.739.7339 or McGeorge’s reciprocity policy can be found here (pdf). For more information on obtaining reciprocity, please see this handout (pdf).

Keep in Touch

  • "LIKE" us on the McGeorge Facebook page, to keep up on opportunities and CDO programs.
  • Change in employment? Please fill out our survey on McGeorgeCareersOnline. The survey can be found on the right side of your homepage (under QUICKLINKS), or under the “Profile” tab. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete, and it will allow us to maintain accurate employment statistics.
  • The Bridge — Read the CDO's newsletter for recent graduates.

Job Search Strategies

Below is a list of job-search resources and ideas. Please make an appointment with (or send an email to) a career advisor for more job-search and career-planning ideas specifically tailored to you.

  • Log onto BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank at for summer opportunities outside of Sacramento. The password is in the MCO document library.
  • Register with PSJD ( to gain access the largest database of public interest and public sector jobs. We've already paid your registration fees!
  • Federal Times ( — has a great career section.
  • American Corporate Counsel Association: (lists available corporate counsel jobs).
  • Obtaining information on mid-sized and large law firms is relatively easy. Go to:
  • Small law firms often "fly under the radar" and may or may not be featured in large commercial database websites. To obtain information about small firms, you'll have to be creative: read local legal publications, talk to local attorneys, use WESTLAW and LEXIS to search cases and publications, and even look through the Yellow Pages.
  • Conduct informational interviews with McGeorge or undergrad alumni:
    • Alumni Directory — A few months after you graduate, you'll have access to the McGeorge online alumni directory. Use it to request informational interviews with alumni.
    • Alumni Mentor Network — it's not too late to take an alum to coffee through our Alumni Mentor Network on McGeorgeCareersOnline. Don't have access to this tab? Just ask the CDO at
  • Be a joiner — Join bar associations. Participate in community groups. Volunteer.
  • LinkedIn — Make a strong LinkedIn profile and use LinkedIn to your advantage.
  • Job Fairs — Many legal career job fairs around the country welcome recent law school graduates.
  • Young Alumni Chapter — You'll automatically become a member of the Alumni Chapter. Attend professional development programs and other social networking events.

Additional Job Search Websites


Career Development Office
Email | 916.739.7011