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preferred market, networking, less money
out-of-market, more money, no networking
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Pop Quiz, Hot Shot

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:41 pm


You're a 1L at a middle-ish T1 in a secondary market. You have two options for your summer.

The first is a respectable firm in your school's market. It's an hourly clerkship and they said upfront it won't lead to a job offer at this office after graduation The pay isn't great, but they'll let you work during the year your 2L year. You can stay at your regular apartment. The firm has larger offices in nearby cities that run traditional summer programs. You figure you could do some networking to help land one of those summer jobs for the next summer. You want to work in one of those cities after graduation.

The second is one of the largest firms in a really small market. It pays almost twice as much as the first job. You don't want to work in this market after graduation, and you're worried how you're going to explain working there and turning them down during 2L OCI.

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Re: Pop Quiz, Hot Shot

Postby Bumi » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:42 pm

Shoot the hostage, of course.

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Re: Pop Quiz, Hot Shot

Postby AP-375 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:46 pm

Easy call. Build for the long term over short term money.

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Re: Pop Quiz, Hot Shot

Postby ChattelCat » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:47 pm

AP-375 wrote:Easy call. Build for the long term over short term money.

agreed. If you've already decided you'd turn down the larger firm during OCI, go with the one that has some potential for future contacts in the place you want to work.

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