Due to precautionary measures surrounding COVID-19, the Office of Alumni Career Development and Mentorship (ACDM) is currently providing alumni career services remotely.
"I reached out to the Office of Alumni Career Development and Mentorship during my transition from private practice to the federal government. I was feeling overwhelmed and nervous about the interview process when I was preparing for my first job interview in more than seven years, but Keri McCoy's encouragement and positivity put me at ease. Keri did a mock interview with me and provided helpful feedback about how to improve the quality of my answers. Because of Keri, I aced my first-round interview and received a call-back interview and eventually an offer. I am truly grateful to Keri and the Office of Alumni Career Development and Mentorship for supporting me during this transition in my legal career."
Catherine Stolar, JD '13
"Interviews felt like uncomfortable exercises that required equal parts worry and preparation. Fortunately, the Office of Alumni Career Development and Mentorship reframed interviews and preparation for me. Keri McCoy explained the art and science of interviewing and I felt significantly more effective and confident interviewing for new positions. I think anyone looking for career advice would benefit from her balance of honesty and optimism. Additionally, her staff is diligent, responsive, and professional. Keri felt just as invested (or maybe more invested!) in my search for new opportunities and her skill set and support were invaluable."
Matthew Piscitelli, JD '17
“Connecting with Director McCoy and the Office of Alumni Career Development and Mentorship was absolutely life-changing for me. As a litigation associate in a very small, niche practice area, I did not think that I had the litigation skills necessary to transition into a general litigation associate position. Several recruiters told me that the DC market was too competitive or that my practice area was too narrow to be marketable for general litigation associate positions. However, after taking several hours of her day to understand my personal and professional background, Director McCoy told me that everything was possible, and she immediately provided me with a strategy to put into action. She provided alumni contacts, resume edits, interview strategies, and so much more. Once I implemented Director McCoy's strategies, I received countless interview offers, callbacks, and subsequent job offers from firms of various sizes, big and small. Director McCoy and the Office of Alumni Career Development and Mentorship were there every step of the way to make sure I achieved the goal I previously mistook to be impossible. I cannot thank them enough or encourage fellow alumni enough to take advantage of this life-changing resource.”
Jane Shin, JD '17
"Keri McCoy and GW Law were an enormous help in my mid-life career search. After 25+ years as a Federal regulator in DC, Keri was instrumental in helping me secure a senior executive position at a major corporation in Atlanta. In addition to tremendous practical advice – search strategies, mock interviews, networking introductions, salary discussions; Keri also provided encouragement and emotional support. Not only is Keri extremely knowledgeable about the legal profession, but her people skills are unmatched. She loves what she does, and it clearly shows."
Marvin Shaw, JD '86