SA at Regional Firm vs. SEC Honors Program

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SA at Regional Firm vs. SEC Honors Program

SEC Honors Program
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SA at Regional Firm
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SA at Regional Firm vs. SEC Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:24 pm

So offers expire in the next week or so. 1L, top 5% at MVP.

SEC Honors Program (yes, it is paid) vs. SA at a big regional firm (pay = $2000/week).

Obviously, following the money would lead to the SA position, but am wondering about the relative 'prestige' level of the two jobs. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: SA at Regional Firm vs. SEC Honors Program

Postby Posner » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:33 pm

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Re: SA at Regional Firm vs. SEC Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:45 pm

Posner wrote:Depends what you want to do long term. Do you want to do government work? Or go into private practice? Answer that question and you have your answer.

Personally, if the firm is stable, I'd go for that. I've heard it's much harder to go from government to private practice than the other way around.

The answer is extremely subjective. Tell us more about your career goals.

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Re: SA at Regional Firm vs. SEC Honors Program

Postby Posner » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:10 am

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Re: SA at Regional Firm vs. SEC Honors Program

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:50 am

If you want to work in government after graduation, you should strongly consider the SEC gig. Otherwise, the SA is probably the way to go.

Also, it is absurd that 1Ls are being offered SA gigs when there are 2Ls who still don't have employment. Congratulations anyway, though.

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Re: SA at Regional Firm vs. SEC Honors Program

Postby Renzo » Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:19 pm

If there is even a slight chance you'd consider working at the firm after graduation, take it. 1L "prestige" jobs are largely a joke--no one is going to hire you based solely on your 1L job. However, a 1L SA job might result in a permanent offer.

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Re: SA at Regional Firm vs. SEC Honors Program

Postby Danteshek » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:57 am

OP, please send me a PM. I'm going to the SEC. If you join me, you will have a very interesting summer. If this is a difficult decision for you, please step aside and let someone take your spot at the SEC. A lot of people would kill for this opportunity.

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Re: SA at Regional Firm vs. SEC Honors Program

Postby Danteshek » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:00 am

What did you decide?




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