Why are employers so hung up on exactly 10-week summer jobs?

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saladfiend
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Re: Why are employers so hung up on exactly 10-week summer jobs?

Postby saladfiend » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:29 pm

Just putting it out there that judicial externships are unpaid, so one might expect a little more flexibility. I guess the issue is that my law school's summer break is about 2 weeks shorter than most.

Also, I worked full-time before law school, so I understand that you don't get the same amount of time off in the real world (compared to school).
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Re: Why are employers so hung up on exactly 10-week summer jobs?

Postby bk1 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:31 pm

saladfiend wrote:Just putting it out there that judicial externships are unpaid, so one might expect a little more flexibility.

Also, OP worked full-time before law school, so OP understands that you don't get the same amount of time off in the real world (compared to school).


Are you seriously talking about yourself in the third person?

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Re: Why are employers so hung up on exactly 10-week summer jobs?

Postby seriously???? » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:55 pm

how long are most typical 1L summer internships? to clarify, the amount of time where future employers see that you were there a significant amount of time, and got at least some experience?

i know the real world has few vacation days, but yeah, I wouldn't mind chillin' for a month or so, if it is doable.

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Re: Why are employers so hung up on exactly 10-week summer jobs?

Postby Moxie » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:19 pm

I'm at a NYC firm this summer for ten to twelve weeks (depending on my start date), which seems to be standard.

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Re: Why are employers so hung up on exactly 10-week summer jobs?

Postby Stanford4Me » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:05 pm

10 weeks w/ a firm for me.




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