One of the easiest ways to engage with the Law School is by reaching back to help law students. But, did you know, the Career Services Office works with alumni on their careers as well? Here are a few ways the Career Services Office assists both current students and alumni:
- Hire Mercer! If you have hiring needs, let us know. If you know of hiring needs at organizations other than your own, encourage them to reach out to Mercer, or tell us and we will reach out to them. Can you offer a student experience while he/she earns externship credit during the fall, spring, or summer (limited generally to government, nonprofit, and corporate counsel placements)? If your organization is hiring or can offer experience for academic credit, contact the Career Services Office through our Recruiting Form on our website at www.law.mercer.edu/career/employers/, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone at (478) 301-2615.
- Share Your Expertise! Even if you do not know of opportunities, share your career experiences by having coffee or lunch with a law student over an informational interview, participate in mock interviews, or be willing to speak to students in a class or on a panel about your career. Contact email@example.com if you would like to volunteer.
- Seeking a change? The Career Services Office frequently receives requests for candidate referrals and/or posts opportunities for employers seeking candidates with at least 2-3 years of experience. As an alumnus, you have access to our job posting system, other job resources, and counseling services. We recently changed from Symplicity to BearBoard (powered by 12Twenty). Find the link to the system at www.law.mercer.edu/career/ and contact us directly for help in establishing an account at firstname.lastname@example.org. BearBoard contains links to other job resources and appointment scheduling if needed.
- Looking to build your business? We frequently receive calls for referrals. Make sure the alumni directory has your current employment information and, if you are on LinkedIn, join our alumni group. If you have a few years of experience, we can help connect you with services like www.legalspark.com, which works to connect legal consumers with attorneys for discrete one time questions or potential further representation.