January Alumni Career Profile
Name: John Linares '98
Class Year: 1998
Major: Physical Education
Current Employer: Law Firm in Boston
Describe your career path since graduation.
After graduating from BSC, I began a career in financial services at MFS Investment Management. I worked there for a couple of years before attending Northeastern University School of Law. After I graduated, I continued my career at various financial services firms, including Fidelity Investments and Putnam Investments, before becoming in-house counsel at the Boston Stock Exchange. I am now employed at a large, private law firm in
where I practice corporate law. Boston
What is your current position and how long have you been with your employer?
My current position is corporate associate. I was hired September 2007.
Describe the main responsibilities of your position.
I provide legal advice with respect to general corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, securities and contractual matters.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy the intellectual challenges.
What do you find most challenging about your job?
I find the hours and complexity of issues the most challenging part of my job.
Describe your typical work week.
My hours range from 50 - 80 hours per week.
What job search methods did you use to obtain your current position?
I utilized networking.
What advice could you give to students interested in your field?
Treat your academics as a job and make it your focus while in school. Study hard and don't ever stop working for what you want.
Last Modified: January 4, 2008