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Alumni Involvement Vital to Job Placement for Recent Grads

Apprenticeships, fellowships offer opportunities.


BC Law has been launching initiatives to help recent graduates find employment, and alumni are playing a role in making that happen. An apprenticeship jobs program was established last fall and started with the help of Aaron von Staats ’91, pictured above, general counsel of PTC, a technology company. The Resident Attorney Program’s first two recipients are Maria Korjenevitch and Deanna Osganian, who will work in PTC’s global legal department.

Heather Hayes, BC Law’s assistant dean for career services, worked with von Staats to develop the program and pricing, and to find the right students to match the position. Hayes is excited to expand the program to other business, law firm, and public sector employers who are able to make the one-year hire commitment to new graduates. “Given the continued challenges in the legal market, we have some tremendous talent who would make real contributions,” Hayes said.

“Companies have an obligation to provide training to recent graduates as they enter the workforce,” said von Staats. “This program is part of PTC’s effort to meet that obligation.”

Also, the Law School is funding a yearlong post-graduate fellowship for a recent graduate with the Legal and Business Affairs Department at WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston. The fellow will work with WGBH’s legal team, led by vice president and general counsel Susan Kantrowitz ’80.