I continue to welcome blog topic suggestions via the two-question survey, and even as I do, I’m working on writing posts in response. Recently a reader asked about post-Fletcher jobs. The question was specifically about the LLM program, but I want to point out a few resources that would be useful for anyone.
First, there are reports on both full-time employment and summer internships on the website of the Office of Career Services (OCS). When you’re on the employment report pages, click on the sectors that interest you for specific employer information. The online reports compile data from 2011-2016. More recent data from the class of 2017 will, I’m sure, be available soon.
The list of hiring organizations for LLM graduates overlaps significantly with those for the MALD or other programs, except for the many law firms, which are definitely over-represented relative to MALD/MIB/MA employers. I heard today that there are several additional LLM employers that will be added to the online list: United Nations Global Compact; United Nations (Associate Political Affairs Officer on Human Rights); HSBC (Financial Crime Risk); U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea; and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
I’d also like to remind you of the narrative job reports provided by alumni in the blog. Check out the updates by alumni five years post-Fletcher and one year after graduation. Several reports from the classes of 2013 and 2017 are sitting in my inbox, just waiting for me to have a chance to publish them, which I’ll try to do very soon.
And, last, a brief summary of how OCS works with students. During students’ first semester, they participate in the OCS Professional Development Program which sets them up well for the internship search or (in the case of one-year programs) job search that will start soon after PDP concludes. The role of OCS is as a partner for students in their career exploration and job search. That is, Fletcher doesn’t place students in internships or jobs, but working with OCS helps students identify opportunities. Ideally, students keep their professional objectives in mind as they plan out each semester and academic year. Classes that link to several career directions are suggested here. I don’t write nearly enough about OCS in the blog, but there’s still a handful of posts that cover key topics. Scroll back far enough and you’ll find four posts from the sector coaches at OCS in 2010 that are still largely relevant.