2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby Mrocky2 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:04 am

bunney_j wrote:
azaleafire wrote:
bunney_j wrote:Just got an email reiterating that I need to fix my resume and upload as a word - mine was 2 pages. They also said if you haven't chosen a school, feel free to put a placeholder. Has anyone else gotten this? I'm hoping its a good sign since the resume thing is bc firms want 1 page.


I also got the resume thing, which is confusing because I swear I redid it in their format. I don't think that it means anything in particular, because usually they decide pretty close to April. Maybe they are changing things up this year?


I changed mine to one page but it was a pdf. Was yours uploaded in word? And I think things are different because of the interview process not being a stress interview & in the past people had multiple interviews and in person interviews if they were waitlisted... Maybe they are going to try to speed things up and give us rolling decisions? Like why say the placeholder school part


I wouldn't read too much into the resume thing, they've done that for the past couple of years at least. Also the stress interview is also something from years back, I interviewed with 3 interviewers across two cycles (reapplicant) and never had a stress interview and ultimately was a SEO. And I doubt they'll give rolling admissions because the firms are snobby about schools so you must deposit and the placeholder is mostly just so you have a completed resume that you just update once you deposit. Just my thinking.

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby notorious_mig » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:12 am

Mrocky2 wrote:
bunney_j wrote:
azaleafire wrote:
bunney_j wrote:Just got an email reiterating that I need to fix my resume and upload as a word - mine was 2 pages. They also said if you haven't chosen a school, feel free to put a placeholder. Has anyone else gotten this? I'm hoping its a good sign since the resume thing is bc firms want 1 page.


I also got the resume thing, which is confusing because I swear I redid it in their format. I don't think that it means anything in particular, because usually they decide pretty close to April. Maybe they are changing things up this year?


I changed mine to one page but it was a pdf. Was yours uploaded in word? And I think things are different because of the interview process not being a stress interview & in the past people had multiple interviews and in person interviews if they were waitlisted... Maybe they are going to try to speed things up and give us rolling decisions? Like why say the placeholder school part


I wouldn't read too much into the resume thing, they've done that for the past couple of years at least. Also the stress interview is also something from years back, I interviewed with 3 interviewers across two cycles (reapplicant) and never had a stress interview and ultimately was a SEO. And I doubt they'll give rolling admissions because the firms are snobby about schools so you must deposit and the placeholder is mostly just so you have a completed resume that you just update once you deposit. Just my thinking.


1) Also got the resume e-mail but 2) my interview was p stressful like all of the questions (besides why law, why this city in particular, what firms, why SEO, etc) were like "what is the biggest mistake you've ever made," "what's a criticism you've recently received," "why do you eat so much peanut butter all the time like that is a disgusting amount of peanut butter," etc and all of the other people I've heard about have had much different experiences than my interview. Idk if it might have something to do with the fact that I'm more PI oriented and they want to make sure I can cut it in the Harsh World of Corporate Law or what maybe I'm just talking out of my ass ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby uhwrestler » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:32 am

hey guys i signed up for my interview 4 days after the email was sent....i had to confirm my schedule and set up a skype account
do you think they will look unfavorably on the delay?

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Postby crookedsmile » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:32 pm

uhwrestler wrote:hey guys i signed up for my interview 4 days after the email was sent....i had to confirm my schedule and set up a skype account
do you think they will look unfavorably on the delay?


Don't read too much into it, you're fine. The interview process this year seems a lot more laid back than from years past.

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby brinicolec » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:55 pm

azaleafire wrote:
bunney_j wrote:Just got an email reiterating that I need to fix my resume and upload as a word - mine was 2 pages. They also said if you haven't chosen a school, feel free to put a placeholder. Has anyone else gotten this? I'm hoping its a good sign since the resume thing is bc firms want 1 page.


I also got the resume thing, which is confusing because I swear I redid it in their format. I don't think that it means anything in particular, because usually they decide pretty close to April. Maybe they are changing things up this year?


If I'm not mistaking, the format of the one in the email is a little different than the one we were originally supposed to use.

I could be wrong though lol

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby lnsl123 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:08 pm

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby azaleafire » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:31 pm

lnsl123 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
If I'm not mistaking, the format of the one in the email is a little different than the one we were originally supposed to use.

I could be wrong though lol


You're not. I noticed it too.


You guys are right - I opened the email on my phone and couldn't see the differences.

In any case, when they say placeholder school do they mean on the law schools page? Or to put one on our resume...?

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Postby lnsl123 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:34 pm

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby bunney_j » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:15 pm

lnsl123 wrote:
azaleafire wrote:
lnsl123 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
If I'm not mistaking, the format of the one in the email is a little different than the one we were originally supposed to use.

I could be wrong though lol


You're not. I noticed it too.


You guys are right - I opened the email on my phone and couldn't see the differences.

In any case, when they say placeholder school do they mean on the law schools page? Or to put one on our resume...?


On the resume there's now a place for law school. So I just put the best one I've gotten into for now.


Their resume format favors KJDs so much. With the law school plus my grad plus undergrad plus clubs I had to delete a solid page of research/work... I wonder how much that matters

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby Harry Ass Truman » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:52 pm

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby lnsl123 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:13 pm

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby brinicolec » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:25 pm

lnsl123 wrote:
Harry Ass Truman wrote:
lnsl123 wrote:
azaleafire wrote:
lnsl123 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
If I'm not mistaking, the format of the one in the email is a little different than the one we were originally supposed to use.

I could be wrong though lol


You're not. I noticed it too.


You guys are right - I opened the email on my phone and couldn't see the differences.

In any case, when they say placeholder school do they mean on the law schools page? Or to put one on our resume...?


On the resume there's now a place for law school. So I just put the best one I've gotten into for now.

Would putting the best school you've gotten into hurt your chances due to location? For example, if the best school i've gotten into is from CA, and I want to be in DC, should I put the school from CA?


Tough one. My best one is also my top choice at the moment and happens to be in NY, which is where I want to be placed. So it was much easier. Is your top choice in DC?


Idk if I'd put the best school. I'd probably put the school you're most likely to attend.

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby hernandp » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:59 pm

Does the program still ask for a letter of recommendation? I was looking at past threads and it looked like some people said to have a reference or letter of recommendation ready. If we do need one, does anyone know if this reference should be from a previous employer or professor? Thanks!

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Postby brinicolec » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:00 pm

hernandp wrote:Does the program still ask for a letter of recommendation? I was looking at past threads and it looked like some people said to have a reference or letter of recommendation ready. If we do need one, does anyone know if this reference should be from a previous employer or professor? Thanks!


No.

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Postby dietcoke1 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:24 pm

when we submit the resume they recently asked for, do we submit it on the application or email it back?

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Postby Harry Ass Truman » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:26 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:when we submit the resume they recently asked for, do we submit it on the application or email it back?

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby uhwrestler » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:06 pm

hey guys please help.
is our skype id just our skype name????

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Postby Harry Ass Truman » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:50 pm

uhwrestler wrote:hey guys please help.
is our skype id just our skype name????

It's the username you use to log into your account

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Postby uhwrestler » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:24 pm

Harry Ass Truman wrote:
uhwrestler wrote:hey guys please help.
is our skype id just our skype name????

It's the username you use to log into your account


i sign in to skype with my microsoft account username which is just my email....so is my skype id still just my email?

for my friend to find me on skype and add me as a contact he had to search my skype name to find me in the skype directory. he coundnt find me with my email?
will my interviewer be able to find me?

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby Harry Ass Truman » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:44 pm

uhwrestler wrote:
Harry Ass Truman wrote:
uhwrestler wrote:hey guys please help.
is our skype id just our skype name????

It's the username you use to log into your account


i sign in to skype with my microsoft account username which is just my email....so is my skype id still just my email?

for my friend to find me on skype and add me as a contact he had to search my skype name to find me in the skype directory. he coundnt find me with my email?
will my interviewer be able to find me?

Hmm... maybe tell him to try to search you from the online site also? And yeah, mine is my email as well.

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby notorious_mig » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:14 pm

do y'all know if PI-oriented kids are at a particular disadvantage for this? I think numerically I'm ok and have been getting into good schools and I don't think my interview went horribly awry (but who knows) (actually wait that's another question what would be some indicators of an Interview That Went Horribly Awry)

any insight would be much appreci8ed

thx fam luv u

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby brinicolec » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:39 pm

notorious_mig wrote:do y'all know if PI-oriented kids are at a particular disadvantage for this? I think numerically I'm ok and have been getting into good schools and I don't think my interview went horribly awry (but who knows) (actually wait that's another question what would be some indicators of an Interview That Went Horribly Awry)

any insight would be much appreci8ed

thx fam luv u


Disadvantaged? Idk about that. I think it depends on whether or not you explain a potential interest in BL without sounding too PI-focused.

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Postby notorious_mig » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:48 pm

brinicolec wrote:
notorious_mig wrote:do y'all know if PI-oriented kids are at a particular disadvantage for this? I think numerically I'm ok and have been getting into good schools and I don't think my interview went horribly awry (but who knows) (actually wait that's another question what would be some indicators of an Interview That Went Horribly Awry)

any insight would be much appreci8ed

thx fam luv u


Disadvantaged? Idk about that. I think it depends on whether or not you explain a potential interest in BL without sounding too PI-focused.


Hmm. I explained that I wanted to intimately understand corporations' interests, as they tie in closely with the area of PI that I want to go into (and the best way to understand corporate interests is to work for a corporate law firm). Is that too PI-ish? I'm concerned now that it is

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Postby brinicolec » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:02 am

notorious_mig wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
notorious_mig wrote:do y'all know if PI-oriented kids are at a particular disadvantage for this? I think numerically I'm ok and have been getting into good schools and I don't think my interview went horribly awry (but who knows) (actually wait that's another question what would be some indicators of an Interview That Went Horribly Awry)

any insight would be much appreci8ed

thx fam luv u


Disadvantaged? Idk about that. I think it depends on whether or not you explain a potential interest in BL without sounding too PI-focused.


Hmm. I explained that I wanted to intimately understand corporations' interests, as they tie in closely with the area of PI that I want to go into (and the best way to understand corporate interests is to work for a corporate law firm). Is that too PI-ish? I'm concerned now that it is


Yeah, I'm not sure about that. It could be a little too PI-ish. Either way, you just have to wait and see!

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Re: 2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

Postby notorious_mig » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:05 am

brinicolec wrote:
notorious_mig wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
notorious_mig wrote:do y'all know if PI-oriented kids are at a particular disadvantage for this? I think numerically I'm ok and have been getting into good schools and I don't think my interview went horribly awry (but who knows) (actually wait that's another question what would be some indicators of an Interview That Went Horribly Awry)

any insight would be much appreci8ed

thx fam luv u


Disadvantaged? Idk about that. I think it depends on whether or not you explain a potential interest in BL without sounding too PI-focused.


Hmm. I explained that I wanted to intimately understand corporations' interests, as they tie in closely with the area of PI that I want to go into (and the best way to understand corporate interests is to work for a corporate law firm). Is that too PI-ish? I'm concerned now that it is


Yeah, I'm not sure about that. It could be a little too PI-ish. Either way, you just have to wait and see!


Daaaaaaaamn ok. Fingers crossed. Worst case scenario this is a lesson to future TLSers who apply to SEO next year and read this thread!



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