"Keri McCoy has been an enormous help in my job search since graduating in 2015. Keri was instrumental in refining my career interests and developing complimentary job search strategies. She provided connections, introductions while advising me on how to leverage my own network. Further, once an interview was secured, Keri ensured that I was prepared for every type of question or discussion that could arise. From the standard “tell me about yourself” to how to negotiate compensation consistent with my value. Lastly, and maybe as important as anything else, Keri gave me the confidence to be successful in the interview. Keri knows the legal profession as well as anyone. She knows the market and she defines her success with results – “did you get the offer?” She loves what she does and does it well. If you are searching, talk to Keri. Her goals are the same as yours – to get you the offer. I want to acknowledge and thank Dean Morant for seeing the need for alumni to have an office dedicated solely to their career needs. I have worked closely with Dean Morant over the years, particularly in my capacity as former BLSA President, and his commitment to alumni comes as no surprise to me."
Mike Michel, JD '15
"I reached out to Keri on the advice of a fellow classmate when I found myself with an interview when I was 9-months pregnant. Keri and I came up with a strategy to talk about the pregnancy in the interview, and she pumped me full of confidence and talked me through some particulars about interviewing in-house at a firm. When I got the job offer, she helped me negotiate maternity leave with my new company. I honestly believe I wouldn't have gotten the job without Keri’s guidance. I always felt like the GW Law Career Center was top notch while I was in law school. It was so great to have Keri’s services now that I'm a few years out of school and dealing with different circumstances."
Catherine Allison, JD '13
"I worked with Keri McCoy as a graduating JD student. She walked me through the application process and, during difficult times in the legal industry, she connected me with individuals within GW Law and the greater legal community to push me across the finish line into my current position. As I continue to grow as an attorney, Keri has maintained this relationship with me and counseled and guided me through difficult transitions in my career. From the start of my legal career to my growth in my practice area, office politics, and large moves, Keri has been a steadfast guide, mentor and friend to me. The Office of Alumni Career Development and Mentorship could not have a better leader. This is a gift to all alumni in the GW Law community."
Eva Pulliam, JD '10
"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