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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby thelawschoolproject » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:20 pm

paintbynumbers wrote:
PinkLotus wrote:Who here has an "Interests" section on their resume? I'm getting very conflicting advice re: this from Career Services, profs, etc.


Every interview ive been on, this has come one and even dings saying they dont hire 1Ls, have mentioned something that they have in common.

One interview, literally, just talked about the job for 5 mins, they didn't ask about my background at all, just about my interests. Be interesting to see what happens with this


Every interview I've had the interests section has prompted the most conversation and has enabled me to establish a personal connection with associates and partners alike. It's definitely been more helpful than pretty much anything else on my resume.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:20 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Any one heard back from DLA piper Bay Area office after CB?


How long ago was your CB? I've been waiting four weeks. CB was at the Palo Alto office.


My CB just happened this past week and I know they are still interviewing people next week. Can you tell if one has a good chance from how the partner interact with you or it doesn't even matter if they like you or not?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:36 am

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Anonymous User wrote:I've had absolutely no luck with firms, only had one interview invite out of 35 (all sent early January). Targeting NY market, top 15% at CCN. I'm wondering if others have had similar difficulty obtaining interviews.

Top 10% at lower T14. Mass mailed pretty much every major market in December/January and only got 1 interview.


Not sure if you guys are URMs or women, but it appears to get interviews in NY you need to be at YSH or have prior strong connections...doesn't matter if you're top 10% at CCN or below


I'm at HYS, did management consulting at a top firm in NYC. And I'm from the East Coast. I got zero interview. (I did not have grades when I applied.)

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:23 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Any one heard back from DLA piper Bay Area office after CB?


How long ago was your CB? I've been waiting four weeks. CB was at the Palo Alto office.


I have a DLA SV callback coming up this week.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby basilseal » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:30 pm

Got a V10 CB entirely based on one part of my interests section. I recommend them.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:37 pm

Are all firms closed tomorrow?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby laxbrah420 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:46 pm

basilseal wrote:Got a V10 CB entirely based on one part of my interests section. I recommend them.

What are your interests?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby dingbat » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:50 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:
basilseal wrote:Got a V10 CB entirely based on one part of my interests section. I recommend them.

What are your interests?

Breaking billable hour records

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby basilseal » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:20 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:
basilseal wrote:Got a V10 CB entirely based on one part of my interests section. I recommend them.

What are your interests?

Lol squash. I knew I picked it up for a reason.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby dingbat » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:23 pm

basilseal wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:
basilseal wrote:Got a V10 CB entirely based on one part of my interests section. I recommend them.

What are your interests?

Lol squash. I knew I picked it up for a reason.

I haven't played in years, but it's a great game

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:49 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any one heard back from DLA piper Bay Area office after CB?


How long ago was your CB? I've been waiting four weeks. CB was at the Palo Alto office.


My CB just happened this past week and I know they are still interviewing people next week. Can you tell if one has a good chance from how the partner interact with you or it doesn't even matter if they like you or not?


My interaction with the partner was very positive so I felt pretty optimistic when I left. But here I am...waiting at week four. I think it matters whether they like you or not but I just got an offer from a firm after an interview that ended early and the partner showed no interest. So I wouldn't lose heart if you met with a partner who wasn't gushing.

Do any of the people who interviewed/are interviewing with DLA SV have EE/CS backgrounds?
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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby gaud » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:50 pm

Anyone know if it's common, or at least not uncommon, for someone to work at two places over the summer?

Like intern at one place and extern at another.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby BlueLotus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:51 pm

dingbat wrote:
basilseal wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:
basilseal wrote:Got a V10 CB entirely based on one part of my interests section. I recommend them.

What are your interests?

Lol squash. I knew I picked it up for a reason.

I haven't played in years, but it's a great game


Unfortunately, so many of my "hobbies" and "interests" have been sacrificed at the altar of CSWS. :wink:

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby BlueLotus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:57 pm

gaud wrote:Anyone know if it's common, or at least not uncommon, for someone to work at two places over the summer?

Like intern at one place and extern at another.


At BC, a bunch of 1Ls every year do the Boston Lawyers Group Diversity Clerkship Program, where they work at a corporate placement (i.e. State Street Bank) for 5 weeks a gov placement (i.e. Middlesex DA) for 5 weeks...not sure if the deadline has passed, tho.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby dingbat » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:57 pm

gaud wrote:Anyone know if it's common, or at least not uncommon, for someone to work at two places over the summer?

Like intern at one place and extern at another.

It's not uncommon

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby gaud » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:00 pm

Thank you both!

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any one heard back from DLA piper Bay Area office after CB?


How long ago was your CB? I've been waiting four weeks. CB was at the Palo Alto office.


My CB just happened this past week and I know they are still interviewing people next week. Can you tell if one has a good chance from how the partner interact with you or it doesn't even matter if they like you or not?


My interaction with the partner was very positive so I felt pretty optimistic when I left. But here I am...waiting at week four. I think it matters whether they like you or not but I just got an offer from a firm after an interview that ended early and the partner showed no interest. So I wouldn't lose heart if you met with a partner who wasn't gushing.

Do any of the people who interviewed/are interviewing with DLA SV have EE/CS backgrounds?


Do you mind telling which practice group you are interviewing for?
I don't have EE/CS backgrounds but got some business background.

I thought one of the partners really liked me - he even wrote that in an e-mail. I felt optimistic but at the same time don't want to get too much hope... I am guessing that they won't give any offers or rejections until they interview everyone?

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any one heard back from DLA piper Bay Area office after CB?


My interaction with the partner was very positive so I felt pretty optimistic when I left. But here I am...waiting at week four. I think it matters whether they like you or not but I just got an offer from a firm after an interview that ended early and the partner showed no interest. So I wouldn't lose heart if you met with a partner who wasn't gushing.

Do any of the people who interviewed/are interviewing with DLA SV have EE/CS backgrounds?


Do you mind telling which practice group you are interviewing for?
I don't have EE/CS backgrounds but got some business background.

I thought one of the partners really liked me - he even wrote that in an e-mail. I felt optimistic but at the same time don't want to get too much hope... I am guessing that they won't give any offers or rejections until they interview everyone?



Yeah, I would like to think that they won't send out offers or rejections until they're done interviewing. I was told that they plan on hiring only four 1Ls so wouldn't make sense to have the hiring committee meet multiple times?

I interviewed with the patent group.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:26 pm

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Yeah, I would like to think that they won't send out offers or rejections until they're done interviewing. I was told that they plan on hiring only four 1Ls so wouldn't make sense to have the hiring committee meet multiple times?

I interviewed with the patent group.


Good luck to both of us! This waiting period sucks.
I will make another post if I hear back...

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:

Yeah, I would like to think that they won't send out offers or rejections until they're done interviewing. I was told that they plan on hiring only four 1Ls so wouldn't make sense to have the hiring committee meet multiple times?

I interviewed with the patent group.


Good luck to both of us! This waiting period sucks.
I will make another post if I hear back...


Please and thank you! Good luck to you as well.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby 20130312 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:40 pm

gaud wrote:Anyone know if it's common, or at least not uncommon, for someone to work at two places over the summer?

Like intern at one place and extern at another.

I'm trying to do this as well bro. The judge has given me the green light because of an incredible opportunity that came up. Fingers crossed.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby stillwater » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:40 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
gaud wrote:Anyone know if it's common, or at least not uncommon, for someone to work at two places over the summer?

Like intern at one place and extern at another.

I'm trying to do this as well bro. The judge has given me the green light because of an incredible opportunity that came up. Fingers crossed.


HOW incredible???

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby gaud » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:42 pm

PMd you, IGF

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby 20130312 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:55 pm

PM'd ya both.

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Re: 1L Summer Job Search

Postby BlueLotus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:27 pm

Anyone applying to the Goodwin Procter Public Interest Fellowship?

Oh, and IGF, I cannot stop looking at your 'tar, haha.




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