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Going part time at CCN and job prospects

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:44 pm

I'm a 2L at CCN that is possibly will be going part time this semester due to some personal issues, and I wanted to know if anyone had experience w/ this and how it effects job search and prospects. I don't have a firm job this summer, most likely will be working for a state atty, so will be doing Fall OCI again. Appreciate any advice from those of you who have done this or know someone who did this. Thanks.

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Re: Going part time at CCN and job prospects

Postby LjakW » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm a 2L at CCN that is possibly will be going part time this semester due to some personal issues, and I wanted to know if anyone had experience w/ this and how it effects job search and prospects. I don't have a firm job this summer, most likely will be working for a state atty, so will be doing Fall OCI again. Appreciate any advice from those of you who have done this or know someone who did this. Thanks.

Just come out and say Chicago...

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Re: Going part time at CCN and job prospects

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:22 pm

so you get to do 2L OCI again?

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Re: Going part time at CCN and job prospects

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:11 pm

OP: yes and no. Seems like have that option, but problem is on record w/ a lot of the firms that interviewed w/, none of which gave me callbacks. So not fully sure how this plays out in terms of job searching and OCI. Waiting to talk w/ faculty more about that, but was hoping some others in the forum had experience w/ these issues.

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Re: Going part time at CCN and job prospects

Postby Renzo » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:16 pm

Wait. You told firms about your "personal issue" in interviews?

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Re: Going part time at CCN and job prospects

Postby HarlandBassett » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:36 pm

LjakW wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm a 2L at CCN that is possibly will be going part time this semester due to some personal issues, and I wanted to know if anyone had experience w/ this and how it effects job search and prospects. I don't have a firm job this summer, most likely will be working for a state atty, so will be doing Fall OCI again. Appreciate any advice from those of you who have done this or know someone who did this. Thanks.

Just come out and say Chicago...

:D that's exactly what i was thinking

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Re: Going part time at CCN and job prospects

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:36 pm

Renzo wrote:Wait. You told firms about your "personal issue" in interviews?


OP: Was unclear. This was a recent decision. What I meant was that I had interviewed at many firms at 2L OCI, so if I were to do it again, an issue is that these firms had already interviewed me before. There was no talk of personal issues or whatever. This is one of my concerns is how does OCI work? Do I try again as a "2L", where firms will see that I have already been around for 2 years; or do I interview as a 3L, even though may not be graduating for another 1.5 years?

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Re: Going part time at CCN and job prospects

Postby thelawguy » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:36 pm

Bump: I too am very interested in the answer to this question. I was considering doing the same thing in hopes of landing an big firm job.

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Re: Going part time at CCN and job prospects

Postby thelawguy » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:36 pm

any other input?

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Re: Going part time at CCN and job prospects

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:36 pm

OP: Schools are restrictive of reasons for PT, and will specifically mention employment cannot be a reason. Must also realize that you have to pay extra, at least 1/4 semester more, which adds to your debt.




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