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ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby shoeshine » Thu May 10, 2012 9:00 pm

I figured this would be helpful for those of us who will be going to firms in the next couple weeks but have no idea what we are doing.

Feel free to post about your anxiety, tips for dealing with stress, tips for how to prepare, or whatever else you think will be helpful.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Big Shrimpin » Thu May 10, 2012 9:12 pm

shoeshine wrote:I figured this would be helpful for those of us who will be going to firms in the next couple weeks but have no idea what we are doing.

Feel free to post about your anxiety, tips for dealing with stress, tips for how to prepare, or whatever else you think will be helpful.


No need to prepare substantively. Just relax, be confident, try to meet as many people at the firm as possible, and submit quality work product ON TIME. It's not that difficult. Over thinking invariably leads to unnecessary stress.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby shoeshine » Thu May 10, 2012 9:33 pm

Big Shrimpin wrote:Over thinking invariably leads to unnecessary stress.

This quote pretty much sums up my law school experience so far.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby blurbz » Thu May 10, 2012 9:38 pm

Yep, definitely nervous.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Big Shrimpin » Thu May 10, 2012 9:42 pm

blurbz wrote:Yep, definitely nervous.


It's okay to be nervous. But if you don't have an awesome summer, you're doing it wrong. :wink:

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby blurbz » Thu May 10, 2012 9:44 pm

Big Shrimpin wrote:
blurbz wrote:Yep, definitely nervous.


It's okay to be nervous. But if you don't have an awesome summer, you're doing it wrong. :wink:



:) Oh, I plan on it!

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby 20121109 » Thu May 10, 2012 9:48 pm

Dammit, Shoe! I wanted to start a thread like this for SA 2012!!

So excited! Just went on a shopping spree for business casual clothing. I start on Monday at 9am!

When does everyone else start?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 10, 2012 9:50 pm

I am at a very reputable firm, but I started working part time during the school year for market level, part time clerk wages. During the summer, they expect me to continue as hourly wage instead of weekly salary, and that puts be below market. This makes me very nervous.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby shoeshine » Thu May 10, 2012 9:51 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:Dammit, Shoe! I wanted to start a thread like this for SA 2012!!

So excited! Just went on a shopping spree for business casual clothing. I start on Monday at 9am!

When does everyone else start?

I don't start till the 29th. I feel like that is really late.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Flash » Thu May 10, 2012 9:54 pm

Start June 11 and am also going on a business casual shopping spree in a couple of weeks.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby 20121109 » Thu May 10, 2012 9:55 pm

I go from May 14th - August 3rd. Is that kind of long compared to most ppl?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby shoeshine » Thu May 10, 2012 9:57 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:I go from May 14th - August 3rd. Is that kind of long compared to most ppl?

12 weeks is long but that is two more weeks of pay which is awesome.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Flash » Thu May 10, 2012 9:58 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:I go from May 14th - August 3rd. Is that kind of long compared to most ppl?

I'm going June 11-Sept. 15.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby blurbz » Thu May 10, 2012 10:00 pm

Starting June 4!

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby shoeshine » Thu May 10, 2012 10:01 pm

Flash wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:I go from May 14th - August 3rd. Is that kind of long compared to most ppl?

I'm going June 11-Sept. 15.

Wow. Doesn't that cut into school?

Or do you go to Chicago or somewhere on a quarter system?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Flash » Thu May 10, 2012 10:02 pm

shoeshine wrote:
Flash wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:I go from May 14th - August 3rd. Is that kind of long compared to most ppl?

I'm going June 11-Sept. 15.

Wow. Doesn't that cut into school?

Or do you go to Chicago or somewhere on a quarter system?

Yep. Chicago.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby stratocophic » Thu May 10, 2012 10:15 pm

Relatively calm about Monday, orientation ought to be NBD compared to when the assignments start rolling in. On the other hand, oooooh man. Can't hide behind test scores and talent this time, and I haven't played for keeps since 1L fall :?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby blurbz » Thu May 10, 2012 10:21 pm

I'm glad it sounds like a lot of people are starting early. Hopefully you'll be able to give us late-starters some tips about the first week!

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby fundamentallybroken » Thu May 10, 2012 10:26 pm

I start the 29th as well.

Not sure how anxious to be, or how excited. Either way, looking forward to actually getting some cash flowing in again.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby de5igual » Thu May 10, 2012 10:54 pm

is this where we poast no-offer fears?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby RMstratosphere » Thu May 10, 2012 10:56 pm

My program runs May 21-July 27 and I'm also nervous.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby shoeshine » Thu May 10, 2012 10:57 pm

f0bolous wrote:is this where we poast no-offer fears?

Yep

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby goodolgil » Thu May 10, 2012 10:59 pm

May 21 - August 3rd.

Mildly nervous. Will probably get more soon.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Ludo! » Fri May 11, 2012 12:30 am

Start May 21. Excited and nervous, but right now mostly thinking about my one week off in which I am planning to do absolutely nothing.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby SFConfidential » Fri May 11, 2012 12:56 am

Start in about a week. Haven't used westlaw or lexis consistently since 1L spring. Damn you theoretical law school courses/exams. Pretty sure I am incapable of performing cost effective research. Or research of any sort. Does this mean I get no offered?


/post-finals blackout

Hey guys, what's this thread all about? Nervous up in this bizzle? Nah, we got this!




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