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How important is having a fall internship during 2L?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:34 am

What if you just go to school during 2L--does this look bad with employers?

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Re: How important is having a fall internship during 2L?

Postby darkknight2000 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:36 am

Anonymous User wrote:What if you just go to school during 2L--does this look bad with employers?


No.

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Re: How important is having a fall internship during 2L?

Postby Bosque » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:40 am

What kind of ridiculousness is this? No, don't be stupid.

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Re: How important is having a fall internship during 2L?

Postby altoidz » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:43 am

Bosque wrote:What kind of ridiculousness is this? No, don't be stupid.

Next!


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Re: How important is having a fall internship during 2L?

Postby Aeroplane » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:46 am

Bosque wrote:What kind of ridiculousness is this? No, don't be stupid.

Next!

In secondary markets it's common for students to work at firms year round PT. I dont think the absence of such work would be seen as a negative, but OP may later find himself directly competing with people who have the additional experience and connections, which might give them a leg up.

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Re: How important is having a fall internship during 2L?

Postby ggocat » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:57 am

Anonymous User wrote:What if you just go to school during 2L--does this look bad with employers?

Not necessarily. But then again, it doesn't look good.

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Re: How important is having a fall internship during 2L?

Postby altoidz » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:01 pm

Aeroplane wrote:In secondary markets it's common for students to work at firms year round PT. I dont think the absence of such work would be seen as a negative, but OP may later find himself directly competing with people who have the additional experience and connections, which might give them a leg up.


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Re: How important is having a fall internship during 2L?

Postby Aeroplane » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:04 pm

altoidz wrote:
Aeroplane wrote:In secondary markets it's common for students to work at firms year round PT. I dont think the absence of such work would be seen as a negative, but OP may later find himself directly competing with people who have the additional experience and connections, which might give them a leg up.


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Yup. I've been around intermittently this year. Good to see you too!

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Re: How important is having a fall internship during 2L?

Postby Bosque » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:13 pm

Aeroplane wrote:
Bosque wrote:What kind of ridiculousness is this? No, don't be stupid.

Next!

In secondary markets it's common for students to work at firms year round PT. I dont think the absence of such work would be seen as a negative, but OP may later find himself directly competing with people who have the additional experience and connections, which might give them a leg up.


True, but that wasn't the question. He asked if it would look bad: it won't. So long as the OP does SOMEthing besides just class, he should be fine.

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Bosque wrote:What kind of ridiculousness is this? No, don't be stupid.

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Re: How important is having a fall internship during 2L?

Postby mollie » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:08 pm

I'm worried about this--people are putting their upcoming fall internships on their resumes and employers at OCI are going to see this. Won't that give those with upcoming fall internships an advantage over those that don't?

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Re: How important is having a fall internship during 2L?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:54 pm

mollie wrote:I'm worried about this--people are putting their upcoming fall internships on their resumes and employers at OCI are going to see this. Won't that give those with upcoming fall internships an advantage over those that don't?


They'll probably get a boost--do something besides take classes in the fall. Most employers are going to ask about extracurriculars--i.e., moot court/journals. If you don't have those, get cracking on getting an internship.

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Re: How important is having a fall internship during 2L?

Postby pocket herc » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:01 pm

curious as to just how you go about getting these internships? just send in your resume and offer your services? e-mail, call, network?

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Re: How important is having a fall internship during 2L?

Postby Voyager » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:14 pm

curious as to just how you go about getting these internships? just send in your resume and offer your services? e-mail, call, network?


Same way one can look for full time employment:

1) Speak with professors. Tell them you are interested in doing some real work. Can they help? Do they have any advice? The professor may be able to find you a position somewhere or at least get you an interview.

2) Speak with someone in your public interest center. There are all kinds of non profits that enjoy having free law student labor.

3) Ask your career services for help. Can they put you in touch with some alumni?

4) What about friends or family? Who do they know?

5) What about using Martindale's to track down alumni at organizations you are interested in and then sending them a letter/email?

6) Are you a member of any student groups? Does that group have connections?

7) And, of course, the resume bombing campaign... unlikely to be successful... but it is an option.




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