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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby TTH » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:34 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:My interview was awkward. This guy is the most straight laced guy ever. And the first thing he says is "So I wanted to let you know, we do work with the porn industry, does that bother you?" Then he seemed convinced that I was going to make law review (with a 3.5 - I'm nowhere close), and I didn't have the heart to tell him a 3.5 isn't as good as he thinks it is. And then some more awkward talk, he told me my resume was great as was my writing sample. So it was a nice ego boost, but the whole thing still seemed awkward.


Hey, your interview wasn't awkward, was it? :D

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:41 pm

TTH wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:My interview was awkward. This guy is the most straight laced guy ever. And the first thing he says is "So I wanted to let you know, we do work with the porn industry, does that bother you?" Then he seemed convinced that I was going to make law review (with a 3.5 - I'm nowhere close), and I didn't have the heart to tell him a 3.5 isn't as good as he thinks it is. And then some more awkward talk, he told me my resume was great as was my writing sample. So it was a nice ego boost, but the whole thing still seemed awkward.


Hey, your interview wasn't awkward, was it? :D

Nope. Not awkward.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby mythosopher » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:59 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:My interview was awkward. This guy is the most straight laced guy ever. And the first thing he says is "So I wanted to let you know, we do work with the porn industry, does that bother you?" Then he seemed convinced that I was going to make law review (with a 3.5 - I'm nowhere close), and I didn't have the heart to tell him a 3.5 isn't as good as he thinks it is. And then some more awkward talk, he told me my resume was great as was my writing sample. So it was a nice ego boost, but the whole thing still seemed awkward.

Where exactly does a 3.5 sit on the curve for your school?

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:08 pm

mythosopher wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:My interview was awkward. This guy is the most straight laced guy ever. And the first thing he says is "So I wanted to let you know, we do work with the porn industry, does that bother you?" Then he seemed convinced that I was going to make law review (with a 3.5 - I'm nowhere close), and I didn't have the heart to tell him a 3.5 isn't as good as he thinks it is. And then some more awkward talk, he told me my resume was great as was my writing sample. So it was a nice ego boost, but the whole thing still seemed awkward.

Where exactly does a 3.5 sit on the curve for your school?

Between 20-25% I think. At least that's what my 2L friend told me. I'd believe it cuse although our curve is a 3.0, there were like 50-60 people on Dean's List, which is a 3.4 and up.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby traehekat » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:58 pm

TTH wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:My interview was awkward. This guy is the most straight laced guy ever. And the first thing he says is "So I wanted to let you know, we do work with the porn industry, does that bother you?" Then he seemed convinced that I was going to make law review (with a 3.5 - I'm nowhere close), and I didn't have the heart to tell him a 3.5 isn't as good as he thinks it is. And then some more awkward talk, he told me my resume was great as was my writing sample. So it was a nice ego boost, but the whole thing still seemed awkward.


Hey, your interview wasn't awkward, was it? :D


awkward

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:26 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:And the first thing he says is "So I wanted to let you know, we do work with the porn industry, does that bother you?"

I wonder if the work is....









pro-boner.

Image

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:29 pm

:lol:

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Postby Coolgrnmen » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:18 am

Helmholtz wrote::lol:

:lol:

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby TTH » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:13 am

Got an offer last week with a local firm. So long as I clear the background check, I'm good for the summer and will get to work through 2L year as well. Boom Shaka Laka

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:31 am

Fuck. Got that paying job. And they want an answer by tomorrow. I have my first final tomorrow. I don't want to have to think about this. I wanted to check with the EEOC first as well, perhaps ask them if I could ditch the job.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby romothesavior » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:42 am

snowpeach06 wrote:Fuck. Got that paying job. And they want an answer by tomorrow. I have my first final tomorrow. I don't want to have to think about this. I wanted to check with the EEOC first as well, perhaps ask them if I could ditch the job.

How good of a paying job is it? And does it have the opportunity for full-time employment?

I'm all for ditching jobs if you have to, but don't jump ship if the gains are marginal.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:47 am

TTH wrote:Got an offer last week with a local firm. So long as I clear the background check, I'm good for the summer and will get to work through 2L year as well. Boom Shaka Laka


It's about time. :lol:

Congrats

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:47 am

romothesavior wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:Fuck. Got that paying job. And they want an answer by tomorrow. I have my first final tomorrow. I don't want to have to think about this. I wanted to check with the EEOC first as well, perhaps ask them if I could ditch the job.

How good of a paying job is it? And does it have the opportunity for full-time employment?

I'm all for ditching jobs if you have to, but don't jump ship if the gains are marginal.

It doesn't pay a lot. He said he thought it was 35 hrs a week - $13/15 an hr. vs. $0. Also the job continues into the next school year. So, while I'd like to make money, I'm concerned about being able to handle a job. It's a small firm, so, I don't know about after graduation employment, but, I don't think I want to stay in this area, so it doesn't matter. The firm does con law, which I find interesting, but, also some boring stuff. He said law clerks don't go to court that much, but they could. Overall, the guy seemed fairly boring, and I get the sens I may not like the job, but I, I may not like the other one either. Who knows.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby TTH » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:49 am

Helmholtz wrote:
TTH wrote:Got an offer last week with a local firm. So long as I clear the background check, I'm good for the summer and will get to work through 2L year as well. Boom Shaka Laka


It's about time. :lol:

Congrats


This.

I feel like the last person in my class to have something lined up. I know that's not exactly the case, but I imagine I can count the number of people left out in the cold on one hand.

It was worth it, though, I've got a paying job this summer that could lead to a bonafide SA gig 2L year and I genuinely like the firm.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:03 am

TTH wrote:Got an offer last week with a local firm. So long as I clear the background check, I'm good for the summer and will get to work through 2L year as well. Boom Shaka Laka

Congrats!!! Also, background check? haha.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby geekrocker37 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:06 pm

anyone else get a Equal Justice America fellowship this afternoon?

Very happily surprised!

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby Borhas » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:20 pm

geekrocker37 wrote:anyone else get a Equal Justice America fellowship this afternoon?

Very happily surprised!


fuckers rejected/WL me :lol:

EQJ "summer corp" I'm guessing it's same thing

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby SmittenMitten » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:30 pm

Finally got a job-in house for the summer...have to commute but whatever.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby baboon309 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:05 pm

SmittenMitten wrote:Finally got a job-in house for the summer...have to commute but whatever.


Same here. I have to drive 45 minutes each way........................... The only perk is that I get a week paid vacation in July!

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby SmittenMitten » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:14 pm

baboon309 wrote:
SmittenMitten wrote:Finally got a job-in house for the summer...have to commute but whatever.


Same here. I have to drive 45 minutes each way........................... The only perk is that I get a week paid vacation in July!


I don't think I have a week paid vacation- it is 40 minutes each way too...but it will be a good experience and the fact that I even have a job is absolutely amazing to me. Lucky Lucky Lucky.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby mythosopher » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:23 am

Great news! I got the PI internship I wanted in DC!

Caveat: How the hell am I going to pay for travel and living expenses? Any advice/ideas? All the PI stipend application due dates have passed here...

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby mythosopher » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:26 am

snowpeach06 wrote:
mythosopher wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:My interview was awkward. This guy is the most straight laced guy ever. And the first thing he says is "So I wanted to let you know, we do work with the porn industry, does that bother you?" Then he seemed convinced that I was going to make law review (with a 3.5 - I'm nowhere close), and I didn't have the heart to tell him a 3.5 isn't as good as he thinks it is. And then some more awkward talk, he told me my resume was great as was my writing sample. So it was a nice ego boost, but the whole thing still seemed awkward.

Where exactly does a 3.5 sit on the curve for your school?

Between 20-25% I think. At least that's what my 2L friend told me. I'd believe it cuse although our curve is a 3.0, there were like 50-60 people on Dean's List, which is a 3.4 and up.


Hmm, this is why I'm glad our journals are all written applications. Grades don't matter. Name blind. All that matters is how good your legal writing and analysis is. And in my opinion, that's all that should matter.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby keg411 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:39 am

mythosopher wrote:Great news! I got the PI internship I wanted in DC!

Caveat: How the hell am I going to pay for travel and living expenses? Any advice/ideas? All the PI stipend application due dates have passed here...


Extra loans (if you didn't take all of yours out)?
Tax return?

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:46 pm

The CSO said don't reneg on a job. Ugh... feel so guilty. I feel like Karma is gonna bite me in the ass. But... $4k.

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Re: 1L summer job application apathy/encouragement thread

Postby geekrocker37 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:18 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:The CSO said don't reneg on a job. Ugh... feel so guilty. I feel like Karma is gonna bite me in the ass. But... $4k.


See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFGZufk4HFs




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