Loyola PLIP 2013: Brace yourselves...

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:49 am

I'm not doing PLIP, but I can tell you how it was at SFIPLA. Probably half the people only had a padfolio. Those who had a bag had something work-appropriate or close to it. (Black messenger bag/attache for men, black tote for women.) A few, including me, had laptops or ipads. We were waiting around in a sort of secondary library, so there were plugs all over (different from how PLIP will be). I busted out the laptop and got some work done during the day, and I don't think I was the only one. People who didn't have a computer were playing on phones, plugged in if they had a charger.

I even had my suitcase with me, which they let me park at the check-in table.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:06 am

MarcZero wrote:
MrProhibition wrote:Who are people making their cover letters out to for Loyola? And what are people toting all their papers around in? Messenger bags? Backpacks?


I was wondering the same thing. Assuming I don't pick up any alternatives, I have at least a 3-hour wait both days and would like to get some work done on the computer as well. A) Is this advisable to do or should I be working on networking and other things instead? B) Is it unseemly or unsightly to carry around a backpack to one of these events or should we stick to briefcases or folios?

I'm also curious if people know how the plug situation will be for charging phones/laptops/etc. I can imagine a lot of PLIP'ers crowding around only a few available outlets.



Just say no to a backpack. Spring for a messenger bag. A backpack is a constant reminder that you're a law student, and you want the firms to view you as a future lawyer, not a current law student.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby swoozie » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:22 am

Do people generally have to print out extra copies of their undergrad transcript outside of the firms who specifically asked for them?

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby MarcZero » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:44 pm

I just got an email adding another interview to my schedule from a firm I was 5th alternate for. There is hope! Now I just have a 13th alternate to shoot for at the cattle call.

Also, I have an unranked alternate position left to try and snag. I wonder how they call out the names for that since there are no rankings for those firms for the alternates? Alphabetical order? Lottery?

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Jsa725 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:01 pm

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:06 pm

MrProhibition wrote:Who are people making their cover letters out to for Loyola? And what are people toting all their papers around in? Messenger bags? Backpacks?

NALP form> hiring partner, recruiting manager

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby kyle010723 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:07 pm

Alternate 4 at Ropes & Gray and alt 6 at Dykema. I doubt many if any is going to drop one of those two.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Jsa725 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:29 pm

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby kyle010723 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:35 pm

Jsa725 wrote:can someone please explain the SKGF reception tomorrow night. is it basically a mingling/networking thing? i am asking because i am not planning on bringing any materials with me to the event.


Its when you pull out your tux and drink martini, unless you plan on giving out your resumes to your fellow colleagues, I do not think it will be necessary.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:44 pm

Jsa725 wrote: i am not planning on bringing any materials with me to the event.


you could always fold up your resume in a fun origami pattern and stick it in your pocket. that way, if you need to give it to someone, you have a legitimate excuse for a creased-up resume, and you'll be memorable! and if you're wearing a tux in addition to that, well, let's just say you will have made a memorable impression :P

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Jsa725 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:48 pm

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby kyle010723 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:02 pm

The only proper outfit for the occasion:

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby hazelnutpark » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:07 pm

What do people do for lunch? Hoard what's at the hospitality suites?

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby HellOnHeels » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:32 pm

kyle010723 wrote:The only proper outfit for the occasion:

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double extra bonus points if you look like daniel craig :shock:

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby HellOnHeels » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:46 pm

Jsa725 wrote:i just checked into my hotel in chicago 8)

So how's Chicago??

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: T-minus one week... and counting!

Postby Jsa725 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:56 pm

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: Brace yourselves...

Postby kyle010723 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:37 pm

Please tell me this is how they are going to announce alternates

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: Brace yourselves...

Postby HellOnHeels » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:02 am

I packed my bag this morning, zipped it up, and then remembered I actually needed to pack a suit or two! :shock:

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: Brace yourselves...

Postby kyle010723 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:33 am

Suits are overrated, go in tshirt and jeans :)

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: Brace yourselves...

Postby fishfry111 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:39 am

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: Brace yourselves...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:07 am

fishfry111 wrote:So, for Wednesday night, before it begins, what time is the event?
Also, SUITS???

This is the biggest "duh" question I've seen in this entire thread. I hope you aren't serious.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: Brace yourselves...

Postby Jsa725 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:20 am

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: Brace yourselves...

Postby HellOnHeels » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:30 am

Jsa725 wrote:Wednesday reception: bathing suit attire
Thursday reception: black-tie attire

They really make it hard to not over pack.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: Brace yourselves...

Postby kyle010723 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:52 am

HellOnHeels wrote:Wednesday reception: bathing suit attire
Thursday reception: black-tie attire


Glad I brought my swimsuit with my tux, I knew I would use them.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013: Brace yourselves...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:19 pm

Jsa725 wrote:Wednesday reception: bizcas attire
Thursday reception: business attire


Protip - wear suits to both. You'll never look over dressed for an event like this, but you'll sure feel like a shit head if you're cruising around as the only guy without a jacket. Nothing says "hai guiz, I've never worked in a professional environment" like that.




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