Dealing with new (later) graduation date

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Dealing with new (later) graduation date

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:17 am

Looks like I'll be graduating in December of next year instead of May (long story). But I have been mass mailing as a 3L and received several rejections -- including one yesterday from a firm that had asked me for additional info. Should I re-apply to the same firms asking for an SA instead? I mean, they may not need 3Ls (and 3L hiring is the most challenging), but I might have been a fit for an SA. I am just not sure how to approach the issue.

Has anyone been in a similar situation? I can't be the only non-traditional student on this board.

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Re: Dealing with new (later) graduation date

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:13 pm

bump

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Re: Dealing with new (later) graduation date

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:40 am

Any thoughts at all? Folks, this is a very real issue, please help.

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Re: Dealing with new (later) graduation date

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:53 am

Apply for SA's

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Re: Dealing with new (later) graduation date

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Apply for SA's

Thanks. But how to handle the firms to which I already applied for a first year position? Reference the change of plan in the cover letter? Or email blurb?

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Re: Dealing with new (later) graduation date

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:36 pm

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Re: Dealing with new (later) graduation date

Postby Huluba » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Apply for SA's

Thanks. But how to handle the firms to which I already applied for a first year position? Reference the change of plan in the cover letter? Or email blurb?


Depends on what your communication was with the firm. If they sent you a rejection then they may still consider you for an SA because that sort of hiring is more common anyway. If they didn't get back to you yet then I would just resend asking for an SA. Which market(s) are you applying to?




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