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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For those 1L's who received interviews - did you guys do tailored cover letters directed to each specific division, or did you do a general cover letter for all divisions? Not sure how much the cover letter mattered, but I am getting nervous since I didn't do a specific cover letter for each office to which I applied.



I only applied to two divisions, and each cover letter was fairly specific. FWIW, I have interviews with both DC divisions, but not with the regional office I applied to.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby theantiscalia » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For those 1L's who received interviews - did you guys do tailored cover letters directed to each specific division, or did you do a general cover letter for all divisions? Not sure how much the cover letter mattered, but I am getting nervous since I didn't do a specific cover letter for each office to which I applied.


My was not tailored, and I've got an enforcement division interview. I did tailor one for the Office of the Chief Accountant (my first choice), but they haven't contacted me.

I know for a fact that interview does not equal offer... the email was very explicit that my interviewer will report back to the full committee.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby lawfuture10 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:28 pm

Everyone heard about interviews by email first?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby theantiscalia » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:32 pm

lawfuture10 wrote:Everyone heard about interviews by email first?


Yes, mine was by email.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby lawfuture10 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:34 pm

Thanks...

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:12 pm

theantiscalia wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For those 1L's who received interviews - did you guys do tailored cover letters directed to each specific division, or did you do a general cover letter for all divisions? Not sure how much the cover letter mattered, but I am getting nervous since I didn't do a specific cover letter for each office to which I applied.


My was not tailored, and I've got an enforcement division interview. I did tailor one for the Office of the Chief Accountant (my first choice), but they haven't contacted me.

I know for a fact that interview does not equal offer... the email was very explicit that my interviewer will report back to the full committee.


Sounds right. Good luck tomorrow (or Monday).

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:04 pm

Has anyone had a telephone interview with the Enforcement division? If so, what sort of questions did they ask?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby theantiscalia » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone had a telephone interview with the Enforcement division? If so, what sort of questions did they ask?


I had mine yesterday. Very basic questions... things like "why the enforcement division" and "how do your experiences line up."

They said they have 12 spots, and they had over 500 applications. Before you get an interview, there have already been two rounds of cuts. (So if you get an interview, you're lucky.) They said they'll let us know within two weeks, probably sooner.

I'm probably not going to accept even if they offer: I was not aware of the fact that enforcement division does not have post-graduation jobs to hand out. I have a COA internship lined up in the market I want to work in, so that seems more likely to help my career than the SEC... although I'd love to end up there one day.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:49 am

is there any chance interns will be paid? i know it says unpaid but with the budget money going to the sec i thought maybe they would at least pay 2Ls

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby theantiscalia » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:22 am

Anonymous User wrote:is there any chance interns will be paid? i know it says unpaid but with the budget money going to the sec i thought maybe they would at least pay 2Ls


I was told the 1Ls won't be paid. Not sure about the 2Ls.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:44 pm

Offers out for certain D.C. groups, fyi.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:26 pm

Mind saying which division/office?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:44 pm

Has anyone who accepted an offer heard anything afterwards? Like about security clearances and whatnot?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:00 am

I submitted to over 10 divisions, individually tailored cover letters, about 5 days before the deadline.

I've sent a follow-up e-mail asking for status.

Crickets. =-(

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Danteshek » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:36 am

Anonymous User wrote:I submitted to over 10 divisions, individually tailored cover letters, about 5 days before the deadline.

I've sent a follow-up e-mail asking for status.

Crickets. =-(


How can you possibly be legitimately interested in 10 divisions? That is probably the root of the problem... SEC will see right through you

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I submitted to over 10 divisions, individually tailored cover letters, about 5 days before the deadline.

I've sent a follow-up e-mail asking for status.

Crickets. =-(


Enforcement, one of the larger units, only has 12 1L spots. And they had over 500 applicants. Insane competition. :(

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby re-applicant » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I submitted to over 10 divisions, individually tailored cover letters, about 5 days before the deadline.

I've sent a follow-up e-mail asking for status.

Crickets. =-(


Enforcement, one of the larger units, only has 12 1L spots. And they had over 500 applicants. Insane competition. :(


What are the criteria do they use to narrow down the pile pre-interview? School? Grades? Finance-related work experience?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:24 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I submitted to over 10 divisions, individually tailored cover letters, about 5 days before the deadline.

I've sent a follow-up e-mail asking for status.

Crickets. =-(


Enforcement, one of the larger units, only has 12 1L spots. And they had over 500 applicants. Insane competition. :(


What are the criteria do they use to narrow down the pile pre-interview? School? Grades? Finance-related work experience?



All of the above.

I wonder what their yield is going to be like this year since they aren't paying. Especially when other finreg agencies are.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone who accepted an offer heard anything afterwards? Like about security clearances and whatnot?


Yes. Got an email a couple of days ago from DC (interning in a regional office, though) with attached paperwork and the "official" offer letter.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:58 pm

24 hour turnaround for interview -> offer at DC division.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:24 hour turnaround for interview -> offer at DC division.

Which division? It's been about a week with no word for me.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:43 pm

Anybody heard anything from the enforcement division after interviews?

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anybody heard anything from the enforcement division after interviews?



Yes. Offer about two days after interview. Also got one from Trading and Markets. Likely taking neither.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:21 pm

2L who got the summer honors program. since we will not be paid, does anyone have any ideas of alternative sources of funding? they said we may be paid but i doubt it will happen.

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Re: SEC Summer Law Honors Program

Postby timertimer61 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:25 pm

what are the chances of getting an offer if given a telephone interview?




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