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Danteshek
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SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Danteshek » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:00 am

I have a phone interview on Friday for a summer position at the Securities and Exchange Commission (in DC). Has anyone done this? What should I expect?

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Renzo » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:12 pm

Danteshek wrote:I have a phone interview on Friday for a summer position at the Securities and Exchange Commission (in DC). Has anyone done this? What should I expect?

No, but congrats on even getting an interview. It's a tough gig to score.

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:22 pm

Anyone heard from NYC office?

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:25 pm

First question will be "why do you want to work for the SEC."

In my interview (also for this Summer in DC) we then talked about experiences on my Resume that were relevant to working at the SEC. Did not have any hypotheticals.

Congrats on the interview!!- I am waiting to hear back.
Good luck!

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Danteshek » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:23 am

Thanks. I spoke to an alum of the program yesterday and he told me the same thing. I also have relevant experience. They are definitely my first choice. I would accept an offer in any department, including janitorial.

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:50 am

They asked me which groups I wanted. Be careful how you word it and be sure to be open to any possibility b/c they definitely look at your resume and have something in mind for you.

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Danteshek » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:22 pm

Just had the interview. It went really well I think. I asked for division of investment management because that is where my frame of reference is. My second choice is trading and markets because I don't know a lot about broker dealers and SRO's, but I want to learn. After I explained why I wanted to work for the SEC, there were a couple of interesting questions. First - imagine yourself as chairman of the SEC - what issues need attention? Second - they weren't very familiar with my law school, so they wanted to know more about Southwestern and why I decided to attend. Third - they wanted to know in detail about the volunteer work I've been doing. They gave me credit for my strong grades.

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Danteshek » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:27 pm

Got the offer! Going to DC this summer!

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby LSBound2012 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:53 am

Congratulations on the offer!

I am interviewing with them as well and could really use some advice on what to expect?

It seems like the questions involve...

1. Why do you want to work for the SEC?

2. Which group/division are you interested in working for?

3. If you were Chairman, what issues would demand your attention?

Can you guys please let me know of any other questions or provide advice on what to expect?

Any advice is much appreciated.

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:04 pm

yepper--questions are which division you want to work in and why; what would you do if you were a manager/in charge of SEC; why the SEC, explain your resume, etc.

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby LSBound2012 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:22 pm

Also does anyone know what the exact dates are for the start of the program? I have heard end of May like May 24 or May 31? If anyone that knows wouldnt mind posting that would be helpful....

Thanks

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Danteshek » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:37 pm

They prefer June 1 or 7. But you can ask for another start date.

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby facetious » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:12 pm

shameless bump.

i am a 0L so i usually follow a don't touch just look philosophy in legal employment threads. however, i have an interview coming up for the SEC Summer Honors Undergraduate program and i was wondering if anyone has any insight at all as to what that could entail. i don't have much of any background in securities or econ at all, but i am really interested in learning more about it all. i have some government work experience, but that's about it. any advice/tips??? thanks :)

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby T14_Scholly » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:19 pm

The over-lawyering in the SEC is the same reason the retards who went in to investigate Madoff didn't catch him. Hope you have at least an inkling of experience in finance.

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Danteshek » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:28 pm

That's exactly right. In the past there were too many young hotshot attorneys without a clue about the industry. My guess is that they are trying harder than ever to weed those people out.

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby balentino26 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:59 am

To those who've received an offer from the DC location...have any of you heard from the SEC in a while? I received an offer late February and sent in all of my HR paperwork at the very beginning of March. I have not heard from them since then. I was under the impression that they would be sending background check forms once the HR forms were submitted. Anyone else have a similar experience with them so far?

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Danteshek » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:37 pm

Did you send in your fingerprints to Personel Security? Just send an email to Maya if you have any questions...

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby facetious » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:09 pm

bumping this to see if any TLSers will be working in the SEC NY regional office this summer. i'm a 0L but got a summer job there with the honors undergraduate program. so, anyone else, 1Ls or others, going to be working in the NY office this summer? where are you living?

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Danteshek » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:07 pm

Just got assigned to Division of Trading and Markets. I suppose that's where a lot of the action is...

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby KingHaller » Tue May 25, 2010 4:27 pm

I got assigned to the Division of Enforcement. Anyone heard back with confirmation on start dates, etc.?

Also, is anyone working in the DC office looking for a summer roommate/housing? Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 26, 2010 10:31 am

How much does the gig pay? Duration of the program?

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Danteshek » Wed May 26, 2010 3:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How much does the gig pay? Duration of the program?


I will answer this question, but only if not asked anonymously.

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 26, 2010 10:04 pm

How many lawyers are there at the SEC?

What are the hours like for the associate-level attorneys there? like biglaw or 9-5?

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby War Cardinal » Wed May 26, 2010 10:13 pm

Danteshek wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How much does the gig pay? Duration of the program?


I will answer this question, but only if not asked anonymously.


You know, you could simply answer anonymously . . . .

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Re: SEC 1L Summer Honors

Postby skoobily doobily » Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:22 pm

This is something i'm very interested in looking at this upcoming summer, can anyone who has experience in this area pm me for some advice and information?




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