Office of Career Services (OCS)

The Office of Career Services (OCS) is staffed with attorney-counselors who have diverse legal experience and networks they draw upon while working with you on career planning and job search strategy, and connecting you with alumni and other contacts and opportunities in the legal community.

OCS services and programs include:

  • Individual career counseling
  • Resume and cover letter 
  • Connecting you with alumni and other potential employers
  • Online jobs database
  • On-campus recruiting
  • Panels and events with practitioners 
  • Membership opportunities
  • Mock interview program

Further details at USFCA
Webinar on Interview Skills and Preparation
Reciprocity Policy

NALP Resources

Ace The Interview
Best Practices for Communicating with Employers
Government and Public Service Interviewing
Managing Job Offers

“Whether it was preparing me for informational interviews, invitations to lunches, or my final interviews at Kilpatrick, my OCS counselor was always only a phone call away. She even helped me decide on a schedule so I could take full advantage of an amazing externship opportunity. When I came into her office to tell her about my Kilpatrick offer, she gave me a huge hug and then sat me down to answer all of my questions.”

- Calla Yee ’15, secured her position before graduation to become an associate in the Intellectual Property department at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

"Being able to schedule multiple mock interviews with my OCS counselor helped me become more confident, articulate, and comfortable with the interview process for my summer job. The interview and networking skills my OCS counselor worked with me on are invaluable in regards to my future legal success." 

- Marilena Guadagnini ’16

“My OCS counselor knew I was passionate about litigation and suggested I apply to the district attorney's office during the fall on-campus recruiting. She worked with me to review my resume and conducted a practice interview with me. Ultimately, OCS helped me secure my summer position in the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office.”

– James Logan '17, worked at the Contra Costa district attorney’s office during his 2L summer