SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

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SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:03 pm

So I haven't been in contact with my firm since I accepted.. was just wondering around what time they start letting people know what weeks they're going to be working

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:17 pm

Got general info in December. Then in January got the online survey to select start date, practice areas, smartphone, etc.

Should be easy enough to contact your HR person. Do it. You won't be annoying - it's their job to let you know.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:25 pm

There's only about 4 people SAing at my office. Haven't heard anything. I imagine they do things much more informally when the class is so small.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:There's only about 4 people SAing at my office. Haven't heard anything. I imagine they do things much more informally when the class is so small.


+1, although it wouldn't hurt to reach out to the recruiting contact at this point.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:29 pm

May 21 it's going down

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:30 pm

Sounds like OP's firm wants to cancel the summer's program...or cares more about their clients than the summer program...or wants to shorten their summer program...

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:42 pm

A week ago I found out my start date. Be patient, and you will get all the info you need. And there is no harm in getting in touch with them to see if there is an update.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:58 pm

Just heard back from my firm about a week ago. I wouldn't worry, you'll probably hear something within the next 1-3 weeks.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:09 pm

Heard from my firms right after I got the offers.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:58 pm

I summered last year, and I'm pretty sure I didn't get my start date until early March. Be patient, they'll contact you soon enough.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:08 am

would you all be willing to post what firms you heard back from? thanks.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:36 am

Heard from Cahill last month.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:would you all be willing to post what firms you heard back from? thanks.


Why? If it's the same firm as yours, you would've heard too.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:59 am

May 29th here.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:02 am

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Anonymous User wrote:would you all be willing to post what firms you heard back from? thanks.


Why? If it's the same firm as yours, you would've heard too.


I applied for a 1L at Nixon Peabody, and havent seen anybody on TLS talk about Nixon. trying to get some context to their hiring process

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:08 pm

My start date is the first week of June. Is it standard for the SA to last 8 weeks? I thought it was 10 weeks or more.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:11 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:would you all be willing to post what firms you heard back from? thanks.


Why? If it's the same firm as yours, you would've heard too.


I applied for a 1L at Nixon Peabody, and havent seen anybody on TLS talk about Nixon. trying to get some context to their hiring process


I'm heading to NP but I haven't seen any discussion on the boards.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby de5igual » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My start date is the first week of June. Is it standard for the SA to last 8 weeks? I thought it was 10 weeks or more.


depends on the firm and the market

in NYC and other major markets (non-Texas), it's 10 weeks

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby ben4847 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:17 pm

Oooh. this is is like OCI all over again. Everyone also post if you heard by phone, or by email, and whether it was from a recruiter or from a partner.

My firm sent a mid-level associate down to our school, to hand deliver a gold embossed letter with the start date, along with a rep from their mobile phone supplier with sample smartphones for us to choose from. Blackberry and Apple each took us out for lunch also to sell us on their phone.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:18 pm

f0bolous wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:My start date is the first week of June. Is it standard for the SA to last 8 weeks? I thought it was 10 weeks or more.


depends on the firm and the market

in NYC and other major markets (non-Texas), it's 10 weeks


FWIW, I'm at a firm in a non-NYC major market and our summer program is only 9 weeks.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:24 pm

Nixon Peabody [NYC] is 8 weeks.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:00 pm

I'm just assuming my firm got more resumes from HYS 1Ls and decided to stealth not hire me by never giving me a start date. Clearly the most likely scenario and rational approach.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:30 pm

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f0bolous wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:My start date is the first week of June. Is it standard for the SA to last 8 weeks? I thought it was 10 weeks or more.


depends on the firm and the market

in NYC and other major markets (non-Texas), it's 10 weeks


FWIW, I'm at a firm in a non-NYC major market and our summer program is only 9 weeks.

+1.

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:37 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:would you all be willing to post what firms you heard back from? thanks.


Why? If it's the same firm as yours, you would've heard too.


I applied for a 1L at Nixon Peabody, and havent seen anybody on TLS talk about Nixon. trying to get some context to their hiring process


I'm heading to NP but I haven't seen any discussion on the boards.


Congrats to you! - when did they contact you with an offer and when did you apply?

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Re: SA jobs- has everyone heard back about start dates?

Postby rad lulz » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:30 am

ben4847 wrote:Oooh. this is is like OCI all over again. Everyone also post if you heard by phone, or by email, and whether it was from a recruiter or from a partner.

My firm sent a mid-level associate down to our school, to hand deliver a gold embossed letter with the start date, along with a rep from their mobile phone supplier with sample smartphones for us to choose from. Blackberry and Apple each took us out for lunch also to sell us on their phone.

Were market-shattering brownies provided?




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