Career Corner—Advice and Resources for Alumni

Berkeley Law - For Recent Graduate Job-Seekers

For Recent Graduate Job-Seekers


Welcome! 

Just Getting Started with Your Job Search? Some Suggested Action Items:

  1. Make an appointment with the Alumni Career Counselor online.
  2. Review our Post-Graduate Employment Guide -- a comprehensive collection of resources for job-seekers including a Job Search Action Plan.  Email the Alumni Counselor for a copy if needed.
  3. Update your resume. You may email the Alumni Counselor for review and suggestions.
  4. Review our 2010 Alumni Job Search Webcast -- a nuts and bolts program covering options and job-search techniques in various practice settings (you may review the whole program (90 minutes) or just relevant segments) or the 2012 Alumni Job Search Webcast featuring Q &A about job searching, networking, et cetera.
  5. Set up or update your existing LinkedIn profile and join the UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall group.  For more on using LinkedIn, attend one of their weekly introductory webinars.
  6. Get an alumni password for b-Line by emailing career@law.berkeley.edu with your graduation year, and set up a job search agent to have entry-level positions on b-Line emailed to you automatically - instructions.
  7. Schedule an appointment with Leah Sime, Assistant Director of Financial Aid and LRAP (for public interest careers) 510-642-7697, lsime@law.berkeley.edu, and/or Jamal Collins, Associate Director of Financial Aid (private employment careers) 510 642-1563), jtcollins@law.berkeley.edu, using the online appointment scheduler for Financial Aid.

  8. Join the San Francisco Bar Association’s Mind the Gap program and Barristers Club.

  9. If you are not going to be in a Bridge/PIF program and need income, look at the FAQs on Temporary and Contract Work on the CDO website.

Select Events & Networking Opportunities:

FREE BAR PREP WEBINAR & ABA MEMBERSHIP

The ABA and BARBRI are offering a free webinar called “Bar Exam Prep: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes” to help graduates get ready for their exam this summer. Thursday, May 22, 10 a.m. PT.

You'll hear real-life pointers recommended by new lawyers who successfully passed their bar exams on:

  • Developing a study schedule
  • Maintaining a positive mindset and attitude
  • Taking practice tests
  • Making effective use of your final week
  • Succeeding on exam day

Register at ambar.org/barprep

FREE ABA MEMBERSHIP

The American Bar Association is offering all Berkeley Law graduating students a free membership!

Join now at www.ambar.org/ABAgrads and discover the benefits of ABA membership:

  • CareerAdvice LIVE!, a free monthly webinar with practical tips from experts
  • Free membership in 22 specialty practice groups to discover your career path
  • Free subscription to ABA Journal and e-Journal
  • Free career resources, including an online job board

Sign up at www.ambar.org/ABAgrads and let the ABA help you launch a successful career!

Stay tuned for announcement of the Alumni Job Search Workshop on Thursday August 14, 2014, 12:00 p.m.

Just some of the alums who have volunteered to talk to new grads about the post-grad job search:

  • Claudia Macias, ’11, Staff Attorney, Eviction Defense Center: crmacias@gmail.com
  • Nadia Macias, '11, BerkeleyLaw Admissions (formerly at Centro Legal de La Raza): nmacias84@gmail.com
  • Kimpo Ngoi, '12, Career Associate (Employment Law), Orrick Herrington: kimpo.ngoi@gmail.com
  • Niki Nabavi Nouri, '12, Associate in Education Law practice at Lozano Smith: nnabavin@gmail.com
  • Holly (Wagenet) Roberson, '11, Land Use Counsel at The Governor's Office of Planning and Research: hwagenet@gmail.com
  • Cora Rose, '12, Legal Services for Entrepreneurs Attorney, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights: rosecora@gmail.com
  • Rachel Terp, '12, Attorney at Bryan Schwartz Law (plaintiffs employment law): Rachel@bryanschwartzlaw.com