Has anyone ever gotten work post-graduation?

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Rose789
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Has anyone ever gotten work post-graduation?

Postby Rose789 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:52 pm

Has anyone graduated without a job and gotten one over the course of the summer or early fall, or graduated with a job but found a better one in that same time frame?

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Dr. Review
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Re: Has anyone ever gotten work post-graduation?

Postby Dr. Review » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:53 pm

I would assume that this exact scenario is the reason employment data is measured at graduation and again 9 months later.

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DCDuck
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Re: Has anyone ever gotten work post-graduation?

Postby DCDuck » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:56 pm

Yes, of course.

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Re: Has anyone ever gotten work post-graduation?

Postby PolySuyGuy » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:18 pm

Rose789 wrote:Has anyone graduated without a job and gotten one over the course of the summer or early fall, or graduated with a job but found a better one in that same time frame?



I know a person who graduated in May and this last week got his dream job working as a PA in a town. In fairness though, he had applied to over 100 openings and he had another month before he ran out of money and would have to take a non-law job.

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Re: Has anyone ever gotten work post-graduation?

Postby Rose789 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:52 pm

Thank you for the anecdote.

Haha, I know I phrased the question in a way that could welcome a "yes, you moron" answer. More specifically, I am looking for advice on how to start/re-start a job search at this time of year. Many, many unsolicited e-mails and a load of networking? Are law firms still open to hiring right now?

If jumping ship from one firm in the same city where an individual was an SA last summer and was invited back in September of '11, how much care and quietness is required in the job search, i.e., what is the risk of current employer finding out and then firing that individual?

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Re: Has anyone ever gotten work post-graduation?

Postby hiima3L » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:25 pm

Rose789 wrote:Thank you for the anecdote.

Haha, I know I phrased the question in a way that could welcome a "yes, you moron" answer. More specifically, I am looking for advice on how to start/re-start a job search at this time of year. Many, many unsolicited e-mails and a load of networking? Are law firms still open to hiring right now?

If jumping ship from one firm in the same city where an individual was an SA last summer and was invited back in September of '11, how much care and quietness is required in the job search, i.e., what is the risk of current employer finding out and then firing that individual?


It's my understanding that firms generally wait until bar results are out to do hiring.

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Re: Has anyone ever gotten work post-graduation?

Postby ruski » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:29 pm

know of someone in ny who got job after graduation for 45k. from TTT

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Re: Has anyone ever gotten work post-graduation?

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:35 pm

I got my job offer shortly after graduation. Public interest (stipended for one year, as is typical for legal nonprofit hiring). Talk to your professors again, even if you have already, because I never would have known this organization was hiring if I hadn't done so.




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