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

Postby fl0w » Fri May 11, 2012 12:55 pm

start my 29. i'm going to go get some underarmour undershirts so i don't sweat through my outfit on the first day from NERVES

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

Postby swc65 » Fri May 11, 2012 12:59 pm

shoeshine wrote:
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.


I have may 14th thru aug 3rd at one then aug. 6 thru 26th at another (from 1L SA). Awesome for the wallet unawesome for sanity/rest/liver.

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

Postby r6_philly » Fri May 11, 2012 3:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
I don't know if we are gonna be working at the same firm (tech transactions), but a top partner at my firm said "just take what interests you... we seriously don't care... we care if you pass the bar."


Sounds similar to the sentiments I hear. I hope I will get a better sense this summer as to the classes I should take going forward. They are encouraging me to clerk, so I suppose I need to take classes that will help that goal.

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

Postby r6_philly » Fri May 11, 2012 3:31 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:I go from May 14th - August 3rd. Is that kind of long compared to most ppl?


I start next week as well. 10 weeks. It's actually nice to start right away, I will have a nice little break before OCI. Hopefully find out about offer before then.


R6!!! Lovely to converse with you again <3

How are you? Congrats on doing a SA your 1L year :)


Thank you, very very happy! And lovely to talk with you again. I am still bummed about not being class/school mates. Hope to meet you for real one day. :)

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

Postby 20121109 » Fri May 11, 2012 3:39 pm

r6_philly wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:I go from May 14th - August 3rd. Is that kind of long compared to most ppl?


I start next week as well. 10 weeks. It's actually nice to start right away, I will have a nice little break before OCI. Hopefully find out about offer before then.


R6!!! Lovely to converse with you again <3

How are you? Congrats on doing a SA your 1L year :)


Thank you, very very happy! And lovely to talk with you again. I am still bummed about not being class/school mates. Hope to meet you for real one day. :)


No matter where you would have ended up, I knew you would have been a superstar! And getting a 1L SA merely confirms it! Are you working in NY? Feel free to PM if you would rather not divulge such information publicly :)

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CyLaw wrote:Starting Monday. Less worried about the program this summer, more worried that my sleep schedule of "wake at noon, go to bed at 3 am" will screw me this Monday.


is TCR. My sleep patterns from finals and mini vaca are so messed up. I can't sleep before 3 am either. Need to hit the gym hard soon so that I'm so tired I pass out early or something. Definitely don't want to fall asleep in my office on the first day. Not a good look :|

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

Postby Detrox » Fri May 11, 2012 4:21 pm

Very worried about the sleep stuff as a habitual 4 am-noon+ sleeper. Also worried about the lunch stuff and not abusing it or underusing it or whatever the proper balance is.

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

Postby dabomb75 » Fri May 11, 2012 5:23 pm

Another May 21st - July 27th here. Enjoying my 2 weeks off, going to go on a Brooks Brothers shopping spree sometime next week which I'm pretty excited about.

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

Postby de5igual » Fri May 11, 2012 10:19 pm

got some slacks and a pair of cowboy boots. i'm set for the summer.

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

Postby angrybird » Fri May 11, 2012 10:36 pm

one week down. 13 to go?

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

Postby yngblkgifted » Fri May 11, 2012 11:49 pm

shoeshine wrote:
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.


+1

To be honest though, I'm glad I get a break. I know some people that literally get a weekend off between finishing up exams and stating at a firm.

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

Postby hallet » Sat May 12, 2012 2:32 am

Anyone else having to do law review write on during their first week on the job?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 12, 2012 7:37 am

Brother's wedding is the afternoon of May 20th. A freaking Sunday. Half-way across the country. Going to take a redeye to get back in time to start SA program on the 21st.

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

Postby solotee » Sun May 13, 2012 2:51 pm

May 14th - August 3rd. Pretty nervous.

But my strategy during my 1L summer was just to be confident, smile, be friendly, go to most of the social events, and turn in good work on time. Worked well for me.

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

Postby philosoraptor » Sun May 13, 2012 3:08 pm

Ten weeks starting May 21. Large firm, small summer class, several assurances of firmwide 100% offer rate. Worried less about getting no-offered and (slightly) more about not fitting in in a new city that seems to have its own culture. But hey, they wouldn't have picked me if they didn't think I'd fit in, right?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 13, 2012 3:14 pm

start tomorrow.. nervous as all get out..

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 13, 2012 3:33 pm

May 15 ~ Aug 10 (I have no idea why I start on Tuesday, but I figure I'll use Monday to figure out rush hour and the quickest way around town)

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

Postby rad lulz » Sun May 13, 2012 4:03 pm

Ah yes another anxiety thread!

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

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 13, 2012 4:04 pm

Working for two Southern firms, offer rates are like 80% at each. So pretty good odds overall, but still nervous. Hoping as a diversity candidate I fill some minority checkbox.

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

Postby Stanford4Me » Sun May 13, 2012 4:14 pm

Stress? Nah. Looking forward to my second summer with the same firm. Living the dream.

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Postby Stanford4Me » Sun May 13, 2012 4:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Working for two Southern firms, offer rates are like 80% at each. So pretty good odds overall, but still nervous. Hoping as a diversity candidate I fill some minority checkbox.

.....pause....

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

Postby shoeshine » Sun May 13, 2012 5:46 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:Stress? Nah. Looking forward to my second summer with the same firm. Living the dream.


Did you feel "behind the curve" when you were a 1L SA or was basically everyone at the same skill level?

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

Postby Stanford4Me » Sun May 13, 2012 6:18 pm

shoeshine wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:Stress? Nah. Looking forward to my second summer with the same firm. Living the dream.


Did you feel "behind the curve" when you were a 1L SA or was basically everyone at the same skill level?

Hard to say.

I didn't know what I didn't know last year, and if I knew what I didn't know I would just research like crazy and make sure I understood what I was working on (on my first project, which dealt with the SEC's enforcement of Regulation AB, I spent a good day doing background research on the regulation before actually answering the question the partner asked of me). Having taken courses that are a lot more relevant to corporate work than the courses I took 1L year, I feel like I have a better grasp of the projects I'll be working on and I now know sources outside of Westlaw/Lexis that are helpful (that's not to say I'm an expert now).

All in all, I never really felt "behind the curve," but that's probably because I wasn't worried about being behind the curve.

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

Postby Veyron » Sun May 13, 2012 6:20 pm

This thread, it is relevant to my interests.

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

Postby 09042014 » Sun May 13, 2012 10:17 pm

Nervous about not being nervous.

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

Postby 09042014 » Sun May 13, 2012 10:32 pm

Also do I just show up with HR paperwork and nothing else? Or should I bring a notepad and pen or something?




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