Meet the Career Services Staff
Mandie manages the Career Services Office at New England Law | Boston, where she counsels students and alumni on their careers and maintains employer relations. Before joining New England Law | Boston in 2006, Mandie was the program director for The Boston Lawyers Group and a program consultant for the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity, where she assisted legal employers with recruiting and retaining diverse attorneys. Earlier in her career, she was an associate at McKenzie & Associates, P.C.
Mandie also serves as president of Pardon Me, Inc., a business etiquette consulting firm that teaches students and executives how to present themselves professionally in the workplace. She currently serves on the Data Policy and Collection Committee for the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. She served as the Northeast Regional Coordinator for the National Association for Law Placement, 2010-2011; the co-chair of the Boston Bar Association's Diversity & Inclusion Section Sub-committee for Pipeline and Recruitment, 2010-2012; and she is a past-president of the Massachusetts Association of Legal Recruiters, 2010. She received her B.A. in political science from Spelman College and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
Jocie Coletti, Esq., Associate Director and Pro Bono Coordinator
Jocie develops and manages all career services programs for students, serves as the facilitator of pro bono initiatives, and assists with career counseling for current students.
Previously Jocie served as director of special events in the Office of the Dean, developing systems for running law school events, including major annual events. In her previous and current positions, she has contributed an understanding of the law school’s goals, experience reviewing and negotiating contracts, and a focus on details and procedures. Before that, she was assistant director of admissions, recruiting prospective students to the law school. A 2005 graduate of New England Law | Boston, she was an intern at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and Quinn & Morris, P.C., and served in the law school’s in-house clinic. Jocie received a B.A. in liberal arts and sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002
Sara Sandstrom, Assistant Director and Recruitment Coordinator
Sara coordinates all on and off-campus interview programs for students and also helps with career counseling for current students.
Previously Sara worked in the Career Services Office at Roger Williams University School of Law and at Framingham State College. She received her bachelor’s degree from Worcester State College in 2003 and her J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2007.