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Networking win, get on it!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:09 pm

I'm a 2L with below-median grades at UIUC. Not surprisingly, I completely struck out at OCI. However, I have a lot of other things going for me - student org involvement, moot court editor, outside activities that are directly related to my goals, etc. I've also been very, very actively networking - going to events, contacting people, and so on. Most recently, I did a shadow/mentor day with the CEO and in-house counsel of a company in the burbs. If you have the chance to do something like this, DO IT. My mentor was extremely helpful and gave me some names to contact, which ultimately resulted in an interview at a Vault 100 with the contact and the head of the practice area I'm interested in.

Moral of the story: network and do stuff outside of just the normal school things, especially if your grades are not stellar.

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Re: Networking win, get on it!

Postby red shirt guy » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:12 pm

Interview and offer? Or should you be knocking on wood right now?

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Re: Networking win, get on it!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:15 pm

Just interview for now, but in their office, and with the Executive Partner.

But the point is - with my grades, I should not even have received an interview, especially considering that I didn't even apply. :shock:

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Re: Networking win, get on it!

Postby red shirt guy » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just interview for now, but in their office, and with the Executive Partner.

But the point is - with my grades, I should not even have received an interview, especially considering that I didn't even apply. :shock:


got it. congratulations.




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