Law School Applicants
Thinking about coming to William & Mary? The Office of Career Services (OCS) welcomes the opportunity to work with you. To help you achieve your career goals, we provide a variety of resources and services. For more information about our employment statistics, please see our "Employment Data" section.
Starting in fall of your first year, you will work one-on-one with a career advisor. Your advisor will help you set and refine your career goals, develop a job search strategy, prepare cover letters and resumes, and enhance your interviewing skills.
Dozens of guest speakers share their expertise about practice areas and career opportunities. OCS professionals offer numerous seminars and workshops.
Access to Career Opportunities
Interested in practicing with a large firm with worldwide offices? A small firm in a small town? Starting your own practice? Clerking for a judge? Prosecuting or serving as a public defender? Enterting government service? Assisting a private nonprofit organization? Using your law degree in a non-law setting? OCS will help.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment
Wondering what legal careers might be a good fit for you? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an assessment tool that can help you find out. The MBTI, which is used for career development and exploration as well as a host of other purposes, requires you to invest about 90 minutes of your time, but will save you hours on your job search. Click here for more information and to register.
Because interviewing is a skill that can be learned and perfected, you will have the opportunity to practice interviewing with professionals who will provide helpful feedback. InterviewStream offers another way to enhance your interview skills.
You will have access to comprehensive career and professional development materials via a password-protected site and the OCS library.
The Alumni and Development Office pairs you with an alumni mentor in your area of interest.
Financial Support for Public Service Careers
William & Mary recognizes the importance of public service. Because many summer internships with government agencies and non-profit organizations are unpaid and because student loans can make it hard to choose a public service career, you can apply for financial support through the Law School: