Yall going to regional and diversity career fairs?

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Yall going to regional and diversity career fairs?

Postby dood » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:36 pm

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Re: Yall going to regional and diversity career fairs?

Postby Kiersten1985 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:45 pm

Whatever you do, use "y'all" as MUCH as possible during these fairs. Especially with Boston firms.

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Re: Yall going to regional and diversity career fairs?

Postby dood » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:48 pm

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Re: Yall going to regional and diversity career fairs?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:53 pm

I don't think there's such thing as "over doing" (yea, I know - that's what she said lol) these types of fairs, especially in this economy. You have nothing to lose, right? I say go for it, plus you said you got connections to each of those markets. Like you said, cover as much base as you can if possible. GL!

What is this Boston IP Diversity one you speak of? Links or dates please? Thanks!

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Re: Yall going to regional and diversity career fairs?

Postby dood » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:46 am

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Re: Yall going to regional and diversity career fairs?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:12 pm

oh ok, good call, thanks!

what about this DC one? http://registration.vault.com/legaldiversity/index.cfm

Looks like 1L, 2L and 3Ls can all attend. Here's some important quotes from this site:

As per NALP rules, first-year law students are not allowed to be interviewed on-site but may attend the event to learn more about legal employers.


Q. Who is invited to attend the Career Fair?

While all students and lateral associates are welcome to attend, this event is specifically designed for the following underrepresented groups:

* Minority, female and GLBT rising 2Ls who have not yet committed to a firm or other employer for summer 2011
** a limited number of employers may also wish to interview rising 3Ls for entry level associate positions
* Minority, female and GLBT lateral associates who are looking for new opportunities

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Re: Yall going to regional and diversity career fairs?

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:18 pm

dood wrote:Specifically, worth going to SF Diversity Career Fair?

2009 SF Career Fair Stats:
* 716 diverse students applied to participate in the fair
* 36 employers participated
* Over 203 students were chosen by employers to be interviewed at the career fair
* More than 68 students were granted callback interviews, which resulted in over 22 offers extended

So...
28% chance of an interview
9% chance of callback
3% chance of offer
...but it would be free for me, as my dad lives in SF and I have mucho flier miles.

Your math is off.

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Re: Yall going to regional and diversity career fairs?

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:19 pm

dood wrote:Sorry I mistyped, it's the Boston Lawyers Group Diversity Career Fair: --LinkRemoved--

Not sure if that helps you, but I hear Boston is a good secondary market for IP (after DC and SF/SV). So in theory - diversity + IP = good shot in Boston.

Never been to Boston?

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Re: Yall going to regional and diversity career fairs?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:20 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:Whatever you do, use "y'all" as MUCH as possible during these fairs. Especially with Boston firms.


Haha +1. I've heard really bad things about people in Boston. A couple of profs basically said they have a very anti-Midwestern and anti-Southern bias.




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