2016-2017 SEO Corporate Law Applicants (Summer 2017)

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

Postby 20171lhopeful » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:14 pm

slurp wrote:Sounds like we are not special and everyone gets a second interview :(

With that in mind, good luck mi amigos!


yup, with that in mind, we should probably just add that SEO is a two interview process to the OP for future URMs

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

Postby AJ1010 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:19 pm

Anyone have any idea how many spots are available in smaller markets like Atlanta?

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

Postby sfn91 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:26 pm

20171lhopeful wrote:
slurp wrote:Sounds like we are not special and everyone gets a second interview :(

With that in mind, good luck mi amigos!


yup, with that in mind, we should probably just add that SEO is a two interview process to the OP for future URMs


It sounded to me like this is only because they hired a new program director, not because it's now a two-part interview process.

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

Postby uhwrestler » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:45 pm

guys make sure you check the timezone of your interview.....i noticed that i scheduled for april 2 12pm central time but my confirmation scheduled me for april 14 5pm pacific time which is actually two hours behind where i live......so just make sure you guys check the time zone because it might have changed on the conformation.

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Postby chasima » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:51 pm

sfn91 wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:
slurp wrote:Sounds like we are not special and everyone gets a second interview :(

With that in mind, good luck mi amigos!


yup, with that in mind, we should probably just add that SEO is a two interview process to the OP for future URMs


It sounded to me like this is only because they hired a new program director, not because it's now a two-part interview process.


+1 the email just sounded like there's a new director who wants to speak with everyone before she makes decisions, which makes sense.. if she's the final say on the application decisions, she probably wants to make sure she knows who she's saying yes to?

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

Postby azaleafire » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:56 pm

Also random thought - I was planning on putting down my seat deposit like... this weekend after I finished my last visit. So will I now have to wait until after this second interview to get a decision? :cry:


I just wsnt to know what I am doing this summer

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Postby us3rnam3 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:08 pm

uhwrestler wrote:guys make sure you check the timezone of your interview.....i noticed that i scheduled for april 2 12pm central time but my confirmation scheduled me for april 14 5pm pacific time which is actually two hours behind where i live......so just make sure you guys check the time zone because it might have changed on the conformation.


+1 mine changed the date and timezone so make sure to double check what you actually got signed up for

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

Postby call-me-bubbles » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:42 am

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Postby poptart123 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:42 am

chasima wrote:
sfn91 wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:
slurp wrote:Sounds like we are not special and everyone gets a second interview :(

With that in mind, good luck mi amigos!


yup, with that in mind, we should probably just add that SEO is a two interview process to the OP for future URMs


It sounded to me like this is only because they hired a new program director, not because it's now a two-part interview process.


+1 the email just sounded like there's a new director who wants to speak with everyone before she makes decisions, which makes sense.. if she's the final say on the application decisions, she probably wants to make sure she knows who she's saying yes to?


I have the impression that the program is administrated sloppy so I'm not necessarily surprised. Well, at least the application and interview process.

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

Postby Nacho_Verde » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:02 am

poptart123 wrote:

Yes, very unprofessional and poorly executed. If it weren't for the substantial salary, I would have already been scared away.

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Postby renc56 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:56 am

Nacho_Verde wrote:
poptart123 wrote:

Yes, very unprofessional and poorly executed. If it weren't for the substantial salary, I would have already been scared away.


How was the interview process sloppy?

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Postby azaleafire » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:59 am

Nacho_Verde wrote:
poptart123 wrote:

Yes, very unprofessional and poorly executed. If it weren't for the substantial salary, I would have already been scared away.


Definitely agree.

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

Postby Nacho_Verde » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:10 am

renc56 wrote:
How was the interview process sloppy?


Are you a k-jd? I assume. A k-jd with limited experiences would not have noticed.

I've had multiple interviews before for various prestigious and non prestigious programs.

I honestly felt that the hiring process at best buy was many levels above SEO. My only hope is that the training isn't just as lackluster.

But bby only paid $9.

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

Postby renc56 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:14 am

Nacho_Verde wrote:
renc56 wrote:
How was the interview process sloppy?


Are you a k-jd? I assume. A k-jd with limited experiences would not have noticed.

I've had multiple interviews before for various prestigious and non prestigious programs.

I honestly felt that the hiring process at best buy was many levels above SEO. My only hope is that the training isn't just as lackluster.

But bby only paid $9.


...I've been out of college and working for a while so your assumption is wrong.

I haven't even interviewed with SEO yet but unfortunately I've applied to jobs and college-level fellowships that were generally unprofessional (like an hour late to a Skype interview -_-). I set my interview with SEO early in case it runs over/they are late.

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

Postby Nacho_Verde » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:18 am

renc56 wrote:
...I've been out of college and working for a while so your assumption is wrong.

I haven't even interviewed with SEO yet but unfortunately I've applied to jobs and college-level fellowships that were generally unprofessional (like an hour late to a Skype interview -_-). I set my interview with SEO early in case it runs over/they are late.


My bad, didn't mean to jab at you. I'm on mobile, and it added a period after assume. I was assuming why a kjd would not notice. I wasn't try to call you a k-jd.

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

Postby call-me-bubbles » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:21 am

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

Postby renc56 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:25 am

Nacho_Verde wrote:
renc56 wrote:
...I've been out of college and working for a while so your assumption is wrong.

I haven't even interviewed with SEO yet but unfortunately I've applied to jobs and college-level fellowships that were generally unprofessional (like an hour late to a Skype interview -_-). I set my interview with SEO early in case it runs over/they are late.


My bad, didn't mean to jab at you. I'm on mobile, and it added a period after assume. I was assuming why a kjd would not notice. I wasn't try to call you a k-jd.


Still did, but it's ok. It's not like you went through my posts to figure out I wasn't (which would have been kinda creepy).

I'm not surprised that SEO is unprofessional tbh since they're a "program" for graduate programs which I've noticed tend to be understaffed and have a large volume of applications. At least it cannot be as bad as waiting an hour for a Skype interview despite setting up the interview in a specific time and time zone...and not even getting the program.

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

Postby seandpor » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:43 am

renc56 wrote:
Nacho_Verde wrote:
renc56 wrote:
...I've been out of college and working for a while so your assumption is wrong.

I haven't even interviewed with SEO yet but unfortunately I've applied to jobs and college-level fellowships that were generally unprofessional (like an hour late to a Skype interview -_-). I set my interview with SEO early in case it runs over/they are late.


My bad, didn't mean to jab at you. I'm on mobile, and it added a period after assume. I was assuming why a kjd would not notice. I wasn't try to call you a k-jd.


Still did, but it's ok. It's not like you went through my posts to figure out I wasn't (which would have been kinda creepy).

I'm not surprised that SEO is unprofessional tbh since they're a "program" for graduate programs which I've noticed tend to be understaffed and have a large volume of applications. At least it cannot be as bad as waiting an hour for a Skype interview despite setting up the interview in a specific time and time zone...and not even getting the program.



My interviewer tried to reschedule the interview an hour before we were supposed to have it, I told her I couldn't as I had work that made it impossible, so instead she was just late and cut the interview time in half. I do think they are just understaffed but also they aren't the most professional. Even the way she was emailing me about changing the time seemed very unprofessional, and she even came off a bit rude because I couldn't accommodate her last minute request.

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

Postby us3rnam3 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:45 am

call-me-bubbles wrote:
Nacho_Verde wrote:
renc56 wrote:
How was the interview process sloppy?


I honestly felt that the hiring process at best buy was many levels above SEO.


Could you elaborate? For what it's worth, my interview was horrible, and I got the very strong impression that the interviewer had zero interest whatsoever in interviewing me, which didn't exactly inspire confidence. Also, the lack of detail regarding the admissions process and the program itself. I know they're re-vamping things this year, and I haven't had much interaction with the coordinators otherwise, but I'm interested to know other people's experiences and impressions thus far.


I'm glad it wasn't just me, I felt like i was boring her to death, like there was not one follow up question she just asked and moved on no matter what my answer was...

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

Postby Nacho_Verde » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:46 am

call-me-bubbles wrote:Could you elaborate? For what it's worth, my interview was horrible, and I got the very strong impression that the interviewer had zero interest whatsoever in interviewing me, which didn't exactly inspire confidence. Also, the lack of detail regarding the admissions process and the program itself. I know they're re-vamping things this year, and I haven't had much interaction with the coordinators otherwise, but I'm interested to know other people's experiences and impressions thus far.


Jajaja, Yup same feeling here. It felt like one of those interviews where they have already filled the spot and you're just there to make it look like it wasn't an inside hirer. I've been on the other side of an interview, and I have always tried to engage and give due respect to all the candidates.
I was somewhat insulted afterwards.

Had this been an interview for a mom and pop place, I wouldn't mind. But these people claim to be top tier, require a test score be submitted, a personal statement, resume, and often require acceptance to a top school. So yea, bad taste.

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

Postby us3rnam3 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:47 am

azaleafire wrote:Also random thought - I was planning on putting down my seat deposit like... this weekend after I finished my last visit. So will I now have to wait until after this second interview to get a decision? :cry:


I just wsnt to know what I am doing this summer


The way I read the email it sounds like you will get notice a few days after the second interview whether you're in or not.

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

Postby renc56 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:48 am

Yeah that all sounds really bad/makes me really excited for my interview now.

I guess after this cycle is over, it'd be good to ask for an anonymous survey to talk about these issues without it penalizing any of us.

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

Postby Nacho_Verde » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:48 am

us3rnam3 wrote:I'm glad it wasn't just me, I felt like i was boring her to death, like there was not one follow up question she just asked and moved on no matter what my answer was...


This.

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

Postby us3rnam3 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:49 am

But there is alot of negativity on this page rn so I just want to add that I really hope we all get this because it would be such an amazing opportunity :D :D :D

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

Postby renc56 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:56 am

us3rnam3 wrote:But there is alot of negativity on this page rn so I just want to add that I really hope we all get this because it would be such an amazing opportunity :D :D :D


+1

though now I'm dreading what was supposed to be an easy/typical interview. oh well. I'll just be peppy af or something.



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