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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby stayway » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:47 pm

beach_terror wrote:50$/hr coaching job


Make it rain, brah.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby keg411 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:49 pm

beach_terror wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:
beach_terror wrote:How bad is a State district court internship going to look :(

There's one that just went up on our job site that I could easily get, but I think I'd rather try to RA than do something like that. Better than nothing, but it's almost kind of embarrassing to do that IMO. Court of common pleas, probably a bunch of DUI shit.


To clarify: Are you talking about a state trial level judge externship? If so I dont see anything wrong with it, especially if its in your preferred market. I would do that over RAing.

Yeah, poor choice of words. Court of Common Pleas in my home county (and residency in the county is a requirement too). Grades + residency requirement = mine if I want it. RA'ing is going to get me paiddddd though (plus be more useful in terms of lawyering skills). I do have a 50$/hr coaching job over the summer waiting for me too though, so I guess I can deal without.


Unless you have an RA job nailed down, apply to the judge and make your money on the coaching job.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby geekrocker37 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:56 pm

beach_terror wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:
beach_terror wrote:How bad is a State district court internship going to look :(

There's one that just went up on our job site that I could easily get, but I think I'd rather try to RA than do something like that. Better than nothing, but it's almost kind of embarrassing to do that IMO. Court of common pleas, probably a bunch of DUI shit.


To clarify: Are you talking about a state trial level judge externship? If so I dont see anything wrong with it, especially if its in your preferred market. I would do that over RAing.

Yeah, poor choice of words. Court of Common Pleas in my home county (and residency in the county is a requirement too). Grades + residency requirement = mine if I want it. RA'ing is going to get me paiddddd though (plus be more useful in terms of lawyering skills). I do have a 50$/hr coaching job over the summer waiting for me too though, so I guess I can deal without.


You might be able to grab some externship credit there dude.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby geekrocker37 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:58 pm

nooyyllib wrote:
beach_terror wrote:YUSOMAD bro? I have a feeling I know who this is. There's a girl that's notorious for publicly crying in your section.


She opens her eyes really weird. AMIRITE?


Pretty sure I know who you are talking about; her face doesn't look real, almost doll-like. Sounds like Minnie mouse when she talks.

But in any case, this isn't her. This girl is more of the UGG boat wearing type who can't stop talking about last weekend at Mad River. NiceBro!

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:35 pm

Today I get an e-mail from my CSO person saying some small firm is looking for clerks. The e-mail wasn't just a general one, but, to me personally. Not because i have any of the qualifications this place is looking for. Just because she knows how many things I've applied for, and my continued failure to get anything. haha.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby stayway » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:54 pm

geekrocker37 wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:
beach_terror wrote:YUSOMAD bro? I have a feeling I know who this is. There's a girl that's notorious for publicly crying in your section.


She opens her eyes really weird. AMIRITE?


Pretty sure I know who you are talking about; her face doesn't look real, almost doll-like. Sounds like Minnie mouse when she talks.

But in any case, this isn't her. This girl is more of the UGG boat wearing type who can't stop talking about last weekend at Mad River. NiceBro!


wtf is a UGG boat

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby beach_terror » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:04 pm

nooyyllib wrote:
geekrocker37 wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:
beach_terror wrote:YUSOMAD bro? I have a feeling I know who this is. There's a girl that's notorious for publicly crying in your section.


She opens her eyes really weird. AMIRITE?


Pretty sure I know who you are talking about; her face doesn't look real, almost doll-like. Sounds like Minnie mouse when she talks.

But in any case, this isn't her. This girl is more of the UGG boat wearing type who can't stop talking about last weekend at Mad River. NiceBro!


wtf is a UGG boat

He meant UGG boots. GETWITAMERICABRAH

For the record, UGGs are sexy as hell with the right outfit. Yeah, I said it.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby stayway » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:09 pm

beach_terror wrote:
wtf is a UGG boat

He meant UGG boots. GETWITAMERICABRAH

For the record, UGGs are sexy as hell with the right outfit. Yeah, I said it.[/quote]

It's probably made in China. and FYI BRAH its an Australian company.

And I have to agree, UGGs can look good in certain circumstances.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Moxie » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:15 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:Today I get an e-mail from my CSO person saying some small firm is looking for clerks. The e-mail wasn't just a general one, but, to me personally. Not because i have any of the qualifications this place is looking for. Just because she knows how many things I've applied for, and my continued failure to get anything. haha.


It almost sounds like you think this is a bad thing (well of course the failure so far isn't good), but the fact this person cares enough to email you is a great thing. Tell everyone you can to keep an eye out for you!

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:22 pm

Moxie wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:Today I get an e-mail from my CSO person saying some small firm is looking for clerks. The e-mail wasn't just a general one, but, to me personally. Not because i have any of the qualifications this place is looking for. Just because she knows how many things I've applied for, and my continued failure to get anything. haha.


It almost sounds like you think this is a bad thing (well of course the failure so far isn't good), but the fact this person cares enough to email you is a great thing. Tell everyone you can to keep an eye out for you!


No, I'm quite pleased I got this e-mail. The job would be in the same area as my school, and thus my apartment and friends. Since its a firm, it might pay. And, since they didn't post it, there might be less competition (although I don't know how many other people also got this e-mail.) I just thought it was funny that my failure was known, without me ever actually telling her.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby beach_terror » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:39 pm

nooyyllib wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
wtf is a UGG boat

He meant UGG boots. GETWITAMERICABRAH

For the record, UGGs are sexy as hell with the right outfit. Yeah, I said it.


It's probably made in China. and FYI BRAH its an Australian company.

And I have to agree, UGGs can look good in certain circumstances.[/quote]
Because I was clearly referring to where they're made :roll:

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby OGR3 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:01 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:
Moxie wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:Today I get an e-mail from my CSO person saying some small firm is looking for clerks. The e-mail wasn't just a general one, but, to me personally. Not because i have any of the qualifications this place is looking for. Just because she knows how many things I've applied for, and my continued failure to get anything. haha.


It almost sounds like you think this is a bad thing (well of course the failure so far isn't good), but the fact this person cares enough to email you is a great thing. Tell everyone you can to keep an eye out for you!


No, I'm quite pleased I got this e-mail. The job would be in the same area as my school, and thus my apartment and friends. Since its a firm, it might pay. And, since they didn't post it, there might be less competition (although I don't know how many other people also got this e-mail.) I just thought it was funny that my failure was known, without me ever actually telling her.


Often this kind of personalized attention is what will land you a job. I got one of my jobs for this summer largely because someone in the development office pointed me in the direction of an alumnus and put a good word in.

I'm sure you'll find something soon! It seems by your prior posts that you're a genuinely nice person and have social skills. I've found that's 90% of the battle. I just got my dream internship today for half the summer, and the person in charge of hiring for the office said because of space, she usually just turns everyone seeking an internship away, especially 1Ls.

She said that my persistence and not being an "asshole" really worked in my favor (Yes, she actually said that me nicely bothering her was the trick to getting an interview). I never thought that people being douchey when asking for jobs was really that much of a problem...

Don't lose hope, and remember, always be nice!

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:07 pm

OGR3 wrote:Often this kind of personalized attention is what will land you a job. I got one of my jobs for this summer largely because someone in the development office pointed me in the direction of an alumnus and put a good word in.

I'm sure you'll find something soon! It seems by your prior posts that you're a genuinely nice person and have social skills. I've found that's 90% of the battle. I just got my dream internship today for half the summer, and the person in charge of hiring for the office said because of space, she usually just turns everyone seeking an internship away, especially 1Ls.

She said that my persistence and not being an "asshole" really worked in my favor (Yes, she actually said that me nicely bothering her was the trick to getting an interview). I never thought that people being douchey when asking for jobs was really that much of a problem...

Don't lose hope, and remember, always be nice!

Aww, thanks. That actually made my day marginally better. And congrats! That's seriously awesome.

Also, I think next year I'm going to try nicely pestering some of the places that turned me down this year.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby beach_terror » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:06 pm

Two more apps out, here's to hoping.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby goosey » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:46 pm

was told I would hear back by today by one place. havent heard back. its PI. should I accept that its not happening? I thought they at least let you know you didnt get it

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby anonymcoffee » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:25 pm

will be accepting offer with office of contracting and procurement :/ we'll see how it goes seeing I have no experience/strong interest in this field. But good luck to everyone this thread helped and all of the advice! at this point I would start bugging places

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby OGR3 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:46 pm

goosey wrote:was told I would hear back by today by one place. havent heard back. its PI. should I accept that its not happening? I thought they at least let you know you didnt get it


I'd call on Monday. Many people are just really bad about getting back to applicants.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby YourCaptain » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:51 pm

goosey wrote:was told I would hear back by today by one place. havent heard back. its PI. should I accept that its not happening? I thought they at least let you know you didnt get it


As if.

if you have radio silence I'd just assume it's good as gone.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby swc65 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:19 pm

YourCaptain wrote:
goosey wrote:was told I would hear back by today by one place. havent heard back. its PI. should I accept that its not happening? I thought they at least let you know you didnt get it


As if.

if you have radio silence I'd just assume it's good as gone.



Nah, I had a firm cancel an interview and tell me they would get back to me as soon as they could. A couple of days went by and I thought it was surely gone. I emailed and it turns out the secretary had just forgotten to call. I have a second interview with that firm next week. These are very busy people and they do forget about lowly law students who want a handout.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:00 am

Guess I have to call some places Monday, get an awkward rejection.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby pleasetryagain » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:08 am

swc65 wrote:
Nah, I had a firm cancel an interview and tell me they would get back to me as soon as they could. A couple of days went by and I thought it was surely gone. I emailed and it turns out the secretary had just forgotten to call. I have a second interview with that firm next week. These are very busy people and they do forget about lowly law students who want a handout.


exception to the rule. Silence = ding 99.99% of the time.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby pleasetryagain » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:09 am

When do you guys plan on getting applications sent out for next year's summer? Our OCI starts in August but I'd like to get a head start on apps?

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:37 pm

swc65 wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:
goosey wrote:was told I would hear back by today by one place. havent heard back. its PI. should I accept that its not happening? I thought they at least let you know you didnt get it


As if.

if you have radio silence I'd just assume it's good as gone.



Nah, I had a firm cancel an interview and tell me they would get back to me as soon as they could. A couple of days went by and I thought it was surely gone. I emailed and it turns out the secretary had just forgotten to call. I have a second interview with that firm next week. These are very busy people and they do forget about lowly law students who want a handout.


Fine. Yours is an exception to the rule, but ok.

Goosey, call them. Some may say email, but it's incredibly easy to defer emailing back or to simply not email back at all.

If they want you, they'll accept you. If they don't, they'll tell you. Either way you're not sitting there in class waiting for your phone to ring with an offer.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Grizz » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:44 pm

pleasetryagain wrote:When do you guys plan on getting applications sent out for next year's summer? Our OCI starts in August but I'd like to get a head start on apps?


Early July for hometown firms.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby swc65 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:12 pm

YourCaptain wrote:
swc65 wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:
goosey wrote:was told I would hear back by today by one place. havent heard back. its PI. should I accept that its not happening? I thought they at least let you know you didnt get it


As if.

if you have radio silence I'd just assume it's good as gone.



Nah, I had a firm cancel an interview and tell me they would get back to me as soon as they could. A couple of days went by and I thought it was surely gone. I emailed and it turns out the secretary had just forgotten to call. I have a second interview with that firm next week. These are very busy people and they do forget about lowly law students who want a handout.


Fine. Yours is an exception to the rule, but ok.

Goosey, call them. Some may say email, but it's incredibly easy to defer emailing back or to simply not email back at all.

If they want you, they'll accept you. If they don't, they'll tell you. Either way you're not sitting there in class waiting for your phone to ring with an offer.


i totally agree that goosey should call. I just meant that no news=/= not getting the job. It could easily be an oversight! Don't give up hope goosey.




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