The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

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Peg
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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Peg » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:39 pm

You guys got replies? My emails have been roundly ignored.

Worst part is, I didn't do any real networking this semester and hence don't know anyone, and my sole mentor is useless, and so probably all of those applications I sent out last night will have been a huge waste of my time, because the firms will look at them and be like:

1) who the fuck is this?
2) if she likes us so much, how come we never saw her anywhere, ever?
3) oh look, this next one is from X's son

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BEAST_mode
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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby BEAST_mode » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:22 pm

Peg wrote:You guys got replies? My emails have been roundly ignored.

Worst part is, I didn't do any real networking this semester and hence don't know anyone, and my sole mentor is useless, and so probably all of those applications I sent out last night will have been a huge waste of my time, because the firms will look at them and be like:

1) who the fuck is this?
2) if she likes us so much, how come we never saw her anywhere, ever?
3) oh look, this next one is from X's son


Yeah, I've managed to get some replies. Reaction is undoubtedly similar to your description, though.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby shock259 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:53 pm

I just got my first rejection letter from a judge. Pretty impressive considering my letter just got there this morning presumably. At least she was prompt about it.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby ilovesf » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:54 pm

shock259 wrote:I just got my first rejection letter from a judge. Pretty impressive considering my letter just got there this morning presumably. At least she was prompt about it.

if you don't mind sharing, what did it say? i'm bracing for the worst. i'm sending mine out now.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby shock259 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:58 pm

Just a "sorry we're not taking interns but I'll keep your resume on file"

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby orderofthings » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:16 pm

Sent out about 35 emails this morning to firms in my home market. Already 3 rejections! Yeah!

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby minuit » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:06 pm

got an offer on the spot with a federal district judge today... FLIPPING OUT :mrgreen:

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby 071816 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:08 pm

minuit wrote:got an offer on the spot with a federal district judge today... FLIPPING OUT :mrgreen:


splain

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby minuit » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:09 pm

chimp wrote:
minuit wrote:got an offer on the spot with a federal district judge today... FLIPPING OUT :mrgreen:


splain


He called me, said he was very impressed with my resume, and offered me a position before I even had a chance to respond!

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby 071816 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:09 pm

minuit wrote:
chimp wrote:
minuit wrote:got an offer on the spot with a federal district judge today... FLIPPING OUT :mrgreen:


splain


He called me, said he was very impressed with my resume, and offered me a position before I even had a chance to respond!


Damn. No interview?

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby minuit » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:10 pm

chimp wrote:
minuit wrote:
chimp wrote:
minuit wrote:got an offer on the spot with a federal district judge today... FLIPPING OUT :mrgreen:


splain


He called me, said he was very impressed with my resume, and offered me a position before I even had a chance to respond!


Damn. No interview?


Nope. I'm a little in shock right now.

Edit: All this to say - send your apps out ASAP!

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby 071816 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:11 pm

minuit wrote:Nope. I'm a little in shock right now.


Congrats. I didn't know this sort of thing happened.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby BEAST_mode » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:17 pm

minuit wrote:
chimp wrote:
minuit wrote:got an offer on the spot with a federal district judge today... FLIPPING OUT :mrgreen:


splain


He called me, said he was very impressed with my resume, and offered me a position before I even had a chance to respond!


Awesome! T14?

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby minuit » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:18 pm

BEAST_mode wrote:
minuit wrote:
chimp wrote:
minuit wrote:got an offer on the spot with a federal district judge today... FLIPPING OUT :mrgreen:


splain


He called me, said he was very impressed with my resume, and offered me a position before I even had a chance to respond!


Awesome! T14?


Thanks! and not even, T50!

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby BEAST_mode » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:20 pm

minuit wrote:Thanks! and not even, T50!


Now you've got my lower T1 hopes up. Damn you!

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby minuit » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:21 pm

BEAST_mode wrote:
minuit wrote:Thanks! and not even, T50!


Now you've got my lower T1 hopes up. Damn you!


You can do it!!! :)

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby shoeshine » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:24 pm

Sent out 94 email mass mailers this morning and 15 personalized cover letters and resumes to my home secondary market.

If I get nothing out of this I may kill myself. I already got invited to a firm event by one of them but that is a far cry from an interview.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby shoeshine » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:27 pm

minuit wrote:
chimp wrote:
minuit wrote:got an offer on the spot with a federal district judge today... FLIPPING OUT :mrgreen:


splain


He called me, said he was very impressed with my resume, and offered me a position before I even had a chance to respond!

WTH is on your resume? Congrats man.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby 69Coronet » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:45 pm

2 firm rejections and 1 judge rejection so far.
Back to studying I go...

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby shoeshine » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:18 pm

3 firm rejections. :(

I emailed them each back and thanked them. One of them replied to my thank you email with a personal compliment on my resume. It is nice to know they are reading it at least.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:32 pm

Got 2 emails from the CFTC chewing me out for applying before a position was posted. Second one was for not including a posting reference #

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby r6_philly » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:32 pm

orderofthings wrote:Sent out about 35 emails this morning to firms in my home market. Already 3 rejections! Yeah!


What size firms? That's pretty quick :(

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby orderofthings » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:39 pm

r6_philly wrote:
orderofthings wrote:Sent out about 35 emails this morning to firms in my home market. Already 3 rejections! Yeah!


What size firms? That's pretty quick :(


Not sure off the top of my head, they were all in the NALP directory though. I'm not surprised at all to be honest. I did receive a few more replies saying to update them with my grades and a few saying they would be reviewing resumes during the next month, so not all bad!

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby r6_philly » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:40 pm

orderofthings wrote:Not sure off the top of my head, they were all in the NALP directory though. I'm not surprised at all to be honest. I did receive a few more replies saying to update them with my grades and a few saying they would be reviewing resumes during the next month, so not all bad!


Well best of luck with the remaining! I plan to send some out this weekend, I guess I should know what to expect.

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Re: The Official 1L Summer Employment Thread - 2012 Edition

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:43 pm

Anyone hear anything from Texas firms yet? I figured it would take a few days to get a response, but it seems as though others have already heard back in some form or another.




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