Is it right for me?

(Personal Statement Examples, Advice, Critique, . . . )

For Corporate Lawyers. Do you enjoy your job?

Yes, very much.
3
27%
No, not at all.
0
No votes
Depends on how the week went.
0
No votes
Yes, for the most part.
1
9%
No, for the most part.
1
9%
Other.
6
55%
 
Total votes: 11

Drew94
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Is it right for me?

Postby Drew94 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:27 pm

Hi, I'm 15 years old and I've always planned to go to University of Michigan, for as long as i can remember. Over the years I decided I wanted to be a lawyer, and by 7th grade I decided upon Corporate Law. Now I'm on the last week of ninth grade, and by the end of my tenth grade year I will be back in Michigan, so i can get in-state fees. Currently I maintain a 4.0 GPA, with a cumulative 3.92 approx., with relative ease. Would be 4.0, but moving had me jumbled, and unorganized. Working on fixing that. Next year I'm taking Pre-AP English II, Pre-AP Algebra II, AP World History, AP Environmental Science, BCT II (Construction), Pre-AP Chemistry, & Peer-Counseling.

Anyway, lately I've been wondering if i'll enjoy life as a corporate lawyer. I base this on claimed long hours and stamina taxing office work. I'm not going to lie, I do procrastinate, and enjoy having a social life. I realize the procrastination is going to have to be at the very least controlled, but i hope to keep a happy social life. Basically I have two questions. One, if you are a corporate lawyer yourself, do you enjoy your job, is it worth going into? (I suppose that's two questions alone, sorry.) Two, do you think i will enjoy the life of a corporate lawyer?
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scuzle
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby scuzle » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:13 pm

Dad is a corporate lawyer and he loves it. However, you are too young to be able to gauge whether you enjoy it or not, it would be unfair to say whether or not you would based on 9th grade tendencies. Good luck.

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bk1
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby bk1 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:24 pm

You will most likely have a different view on things in 5-10 years. I wouldn't worry about this quite yet, you still have UG to get into and get through.

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mallard
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby mallard » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:26 pm

Please don't think about law for at least five years.

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traehekat
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby traehekat » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:42 pm

You have to be kidding me, right?

See, this is what's wrong with kids these days...

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A'nold
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby A'nold » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:44 pm

Hey, I'm 14 years old but a straight A student. What should I do when I want to work for Watchtell but Skadden gives me an offer first?

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mstaten
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby mstaten » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:45 pm

I smell something fishy.... :roll:
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holydonkey
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby holydonkey » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:47 pm

You're 15, so here's a dance scene in a McDonald's from the 1980s movie "Mac & Me"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdvO0tmNjGo

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ConMan345
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby ConMan345 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:58 pm

I wanted to be a lawyer when I was his age. I think it's reasonable for someone to be mulling it over a bit.

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GeePee
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby GeePee » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:06 pm

OH COME ON HOW HAS THIS GOTTEN 8 SERIOUS RESPONSES

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Thomas Jefferson
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:10 pm

GeePee wrote:OH COME ON HOW HAS THIS GOTTEN 8 SERIOUS RESPONSES

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ConMan345
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby ConMan345 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:14 pm

Fair enough, though my serious response was really a response to the other serious responses. It's fine for a 15 year old to be thinking seriously about something as serious as his career.

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Angelica Pickles
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby Angelica Pickles » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:04 am

You will likely have an entirely different perspective on life by the time you're in your last year of undergrad. I went into college thinking I wanted to be an engineer then ended up taking the political science route. Just worry about getting into a good school and keeping your undergrad grades up for now.

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jayn3
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby jayn3 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:08 am

i can't decide if this is adorable or just makes me hate people

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Angelica Pickles
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby Angelica Pickles » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:15 am

jayn3 wrote:i can't decide if this is adorable or just makes me hate people


He's a kid. You can cut him some slack.

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Thomas Jefferson
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:16 am

Angelica Pickles wrote:
jayn3 wrote:i can't decide if this is adorable or just makes me hate people


He's a [strike]kid[/strike]flame. [strike]You can cut him some slack.[/strike]


FTFY

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jayn3
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby jayn3 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:39 am

Thomas Jefferson wrote:
Angelica Pickles wrote:
jayn3 wrote:i can't decide if this is adorable or just makes me hate people


He's a [strike]kid[/strike]flame. [strike]You can cut him some slack.[/strike]


FTFY


i mean yeah but i totally believe there's some mini-gunner out there who would ask this. those kids make me very, very sad.

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Moxie
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby Moxie » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:43 am

Angelica Pickles wrote:
jayn3 wrote:i can't decide if this is adorable or just makes me hate people


He's a kid. You can cut him some slack.

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Angelica Pickles
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby Angelica Pickles » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:00 am

jayn3 wrote:
Thomas Jefferson wrote:
Angelica Pickles wrote:
jayn3 wrote:i can't decide if this is adorable or just makes me hate people


He's a [strike]kid[/strike]flame. [strike]You can cut him some slack.[/strike]


FTFY


i mean yeah but i totally believe there's some mini-gunner out there who would ask this. those kids make me very, very sad.


I think so too.

Drew94
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby Drew94 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:55 pm

Not sure if i should be offended based on some of your responses or not. Guess i'll just work on getting into U of M. Thanks alot. Well, at least some of you were nice. You other people suck. And why would this make you feel sad? I was being serious. I don't wanna hate my life, or even worse, hate my life and fuck up some kids that happen to live with me.

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TheBigMediocre
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby TheBigMediocre » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:11 pm

The new age Demetri Martin. If you've ever seen his one special, he talks about being that asshole 12 year old who when asked what he wants to do when he grows up, he replies, "Well I'm not sure if I want to do Mergers & Acquisitions or Tax"

Drew94
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby Drew94 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:38 pm

Well... I don't think i'm an asshole, and my friends say i'm a really nice guy. Do i seem like one?

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TheBigMediocre
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby TheBigMediocre » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:41 pm

Drew94 wrote:Well... I don't think i'm an asshole, and my friends say i'm a really nice guy. Do i seem like one?


No, I don't think you're an asshole. That was just part of his comedy routine.

Drew94
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby Drew94 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:42 pm

Ah, got it got it. Gonna have to watch that now, he's a funny guy, though i've only watched him twice... lol

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TheBigMediocre
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Re: Is it right for me?

Postby TheBigMediocre » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:00 pm

Drew94 wrote:Ah, got it got it. Gonna have to watch that now, he's a funny guy, though i've only watched him twice... lol


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKnzPHtf9u4

His "If I" series, it's somewhere in one of the six parts.




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