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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:55 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know anyone who has been hired through the DHS Honors Program? Have there been any other phone calls?



A friend of mine applied last year, and was selected for an interview. His stats weren't necessarily all that impressive: middle of his class at a T3 school, but he had experience in immigration law. DHS seems to be the most mysterious of all the honors programs as no one really talks much about it.

Mysterious is right. I'm not even sure what kind of background (beyond public interest oriented) they're looking for in an applicant. Immigration makes sense. But DHS' mission is much broader. It's hard to fit law school classes into that framework.

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:50 pm

Any idea what honors attorneys at DHS do? I know they rotate through a bunch of really different sounding departments... how much is immigration, how much is national security, and how much is just general administrative law?

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:36 am

Any updates on contact/interviews? What about the person who got a call? Did you interview yet?

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:06 pm

I got an e-mail today about a phone interview (for next week).

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I got an e-mail today about a phone interview (for next week).


Stats?

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:17 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I got an e-mail today about a phone interview (for next week).


Stats?

T1, top 20%, LR (board position), MC, a clinic, advanced degree in another field, lots of not-especially-relevant but memorable work experience, 2 clerkships.

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:53 pm

Got an email for a phone interview next week.

Top 5%, T2, relevant work history before and during law school, journal editorial board, moot court, publication.

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:43 pm

they are doing first rounds now, second rounds in about two to three weeks, and final decisions two months from now.

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any updates on contact/interviews? What about the person who got a call? Did you interview yet?


I'm the anon who got the call. Accepted a federal clerkship and withdrew from the application process. I'm definitely re-applying for post-clerkship, though.

Good luck, everyone!

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:53 am

I had my interview yesterday and she indicated that they will be done with the first round interviews this week.

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:I had my interview yesterday and she indicated that they will be done with the first round interviews this week.

If you don't mind saying, how long did the interview go? (I forgot to ask and since I'm doing it at work I was kind of wondering how long I'll be tied up.)

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:23 am

anyone know how many people they are looking to hire?

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby anonymcoffee » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:45 am

guess i'm out of this one too...yeah right govt. background/exp, grades again are all that matters

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:02 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I had my interview yesterday and she indicated that they will be done with the first round interviews this week.

If you don't mind saying, how long did the interview go? (I forgot to ask and since I'm doing it at work I was kind of wondering how long I'll be tied up.)


It was 35 minutes.

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:14 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I had my interview yesterday and she indicated that they will be done with the first round interviews this week.

If you don't mind saying, how long did the interview go? (I forgot to ask and since I'm doing it at work I was kind of wondering how long I'll be tied up.)


It was 35 minutes.

Thanks so much!

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:50 pm

anonymcoffee wrote:guess i'm out of this one too...yeah right govt. background/exp, grades again are all that matters


what makes you think that? I know someone who got at least a first round interview and was around median, so I doubt it was their grades that got them an interview.

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby anonymcoffee » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:05 pm

because based on this thread all the initial interviewing selection is done...I heard nothing from DHS. I did fed govt both summers, and during semester, and got another internship now - but below median grades. So yeah...this is out for me, just waiting for the rejection letter if I even get that.

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:51 pm

I have nothing to report but am anxious to hear about callbacks. Was anyone else told around or after Nov. 7th?

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:56 am

Anonymous User wrote:I have nothing to report but am anxious to hear about callbacks. Was anyone else told around or after Nov. 7th?

I was told they were finishing 1st round interviews this week and would decide on callbacks early next week. I had the impression people would be notified next week and the callbacks would take place Nov. 7-18.

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:18 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I have nothing to report but am anxious to hear about callbacks. Was anyone else told around or after Nov. 7th?

I was told they were finishing 1st round interviews this week and would decide on callbacks early next week. I had the impression people would be notified next week and the callbacks would take place Nov. 7-18.


I was told the exact same thing after my 1st round interview.

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:44 am

Since DC's closed down today (and tomorrow?), I can't imagine anyone will hear anything until later in the week...

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:12 pm

Just want to report that I haven't heard anything yet. Keeping my fingers crossed

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:12 am

Ugh- I hear that the 2013 Honors class is only going to be 2-5 people.

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:16 am

Ugh indeed. Good to know, I guess, but bummer.

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Re: DHS Honors 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Ugh- I hear that the 2013 Honors class is only going to be 2-5 people.


whoa.




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