1L SA - Firm's expectations with regard to 2nd summer/beyond

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nucky thompson
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1L SA - Firm's expectations with regard to 2nd summer/beyond

Postby nucky thompson » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:26 pm

Obvi the cover letters are saying I "intend to be in this market" etc etc. -- What if I change my mind and want a different market/firm 2nd summer?

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Re: 1L SA - Firm's expectations with regard to 2nd summer/beyond

Postby nucky thompson » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:54 pm

bump

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Re: 1L SA - Firm's expectations with regard to 2nd summer/beyond

Postby splitmuch » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:02 pm

Then you go and work somewhere else second year , hopefully using an offer to return as a backup. The firm however, most likely expects you to return, especially if they are secondary market or not Super Prestigious.

The 1L firm is then not happy with you.

So what?

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Re: 1L SA - Firm's expectations with regard to 2nd summer/beyond

Postby jkpolk » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:05 pm

nucky thompson wrote:Obvi the cover letters are saying I "intend to be in this market" etc etc. -- What if I change my mind and want a different market/firm 2nd summer?


The firm wouldn't feel the slightest regret canning you. You shouldn't feel the slightest regret hitting and quitting the firm.

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Re: 1L SA - Firm's expectations with regard to 2nd summer/beyond

Postby BullShitWithBravado » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:15 pm

I did my 1L summer SA in a secondary market and decided to go to a firm in NYC for my 2L summer. Most firms won't be surprised if you switch, but just make sure you don't burn any bridges if you decide to switch to a different firm.

EDIT: When I applied to my 1L position I mentioned that I intended to work in that secondary market. However, I decided to switch when I realized that I didn't really like working there. This is a decision that will affect you for the rest of your life, so you should do what is best for your career. Your 1L firm will get over it.




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