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SA orientation at a resort

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 07, 2013 7:01 pm

The firm I'm at this summer is bringing together all the summer associates to have a four day orientation at a resort.
Can anybody comment on what these events are like? Is it basically a drinkfest in disguise or do they actually teach you stuff?
Who else attends? Partners? Associates?
Should I keep it business casual or is packing jeans/shorts ok? Swimming trunks? (location is on west coast)

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Re: SA orientation at a resort

Postby ATR » Tue May 07, 2013 7:03 pm

You should probably ask your recruiting coordinator these questions. You could also ask you mentor if you've been assigned one. On another note, a resort orientation sounds pretty awesome.

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Re: SA orientation at a resort

Postby northwood » Tue May 07, 2013 7:26 pm

treat it as a 4 day interview... don't do anything totally stupid, and don't be a complete bore either...

everything else, as the coordinator for specifics, or someone from your school

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Re: SA orientation at a resort

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 07, 2013 7:28 pm

I've know people at both Latham and Baker Botts who did these and they were basically drink fests. Just don't vomit on a partner or anything.

Edit: I'm pretty sure they were resorts anyway. They were definitely drink fests.

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Re: SA orientation at a resort

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 07, 2013 8:33 pm

Is this the Latham summer academy? That shit is awesome. Partners, associates, and summer associates all end up in the pool during one of the parties. Lots of drinking. Just be a median drinker and you're good. It's a really fun bonding experience for your office SA's.

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Re: SA orientation at a resort

Postby Lasers » Tue May 07, 2013 8:39 pm

could be perkins coie; i've heard they do this as well?

anyway, i would just relax, have fun, but definitely be mindful to 1) not drink too much; 2) not say anything controversial or in poor taste; 3) be friendly but not too friendly; these people will be your superiors/peers and you can't let your guard down (especially before an offer)

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Re: SA orientation at a resort

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 07, 2013 8:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is this the Latham summer academy? That shit is awesome. Partners, associates, and summer associates all end up in the pool during one of the parties. Lots of drinking. Just be a median drinker and you're good. It's a really fun bonding experience for your office SA's.


Could be Cooley too. Theirs is basically the same deal (awesome).

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Re: SA orientation at a resort

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 07, 2013 9:06 pm

OP here. Haven't started at the firm yet, so I don't have people I can ask just yet. Just wanted to check in with TLS to see if there were any general advice/anecdotes.
Sound like it'll be fun! My only concern is that I get really red after a drink, even when I'm not remotely drunk- I'll have to figure something out or stay in dark corners.

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Re: SA orientation at a resort

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 07, 2013 11:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here. Haven't started at the firm yet, so I don't have people I can ask just yet. Just wanted to check in with TLS to see if there were any general advice/anecdotes.
Sound like it'll be fun! My only concern is that I get really red after a drink, even when I'm not remotely drunk- I'll have to figure something out or stay in dark corners.


Which firm, OP?

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Re: SA orientation at a resort

Postby bk1 » Wed May 08, 2013 12:33 am

Anonymous User wrote:OP here. Haven't started at the firm yet, so I don't have people I can ask just yet. Just wanted to check in with TLS to see if there were any general advice/anecdotes.
Sound like it'll be fun! My only concern is that I get really red after a drink, even when I'm not remotely drunk- I'll have to figure something out or stay in dark corners.

Try taking Pepcid prior to drinking to deal with the Asian glow.

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Re: SA orientation at a resort

Postby Bronck » Wed May 08, 2013 1:00 am

bee wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OP here. Haven't started at the firm yet, so I don't have people I can ask just yet. Just wanted to check in with TLS to see if there were any general advice/anecdotes.
Sound like it'll be fun! My only concern is that I get really red after a drink, even when I'm not remotely drunk- I'll have to figure something out or stay in dark corners.

Try taking Pepcid prior to drinking to deal with the Asian glow.

Pepcid Complete is TCR. Works better than any other glow reducer I've tried.


Tried this myself and have never had any luck with it unfortunately.

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Re: SA orientation at a resort

Postby bk1 » Wed May 08, 2013 1:20 am

Bronck wrote:Tried this myself and have never had any luck with it unfortunately.

It doesn't work with everyone but it's def worth a shot if you're worried about it.

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Re: SA orientation at a resort

Postby Bronck » Wed May 08, 2013 1:22 am

bk1 wrote:
Bronck wrote:Tried this myself and have never had any luck with it unfortunately.

It doesn't work with everyone but it's def worth a shot if you're worried about it.


Paranoid 1L talk, but: do partners/associates even care if you get the Asian glow? Or will people just think NBD as long as you're holding your own?

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Re: SA orientation at a resort

Postby northwood » Wed May 08, 2013 7:40 am

just don't get fall down or mumbling drunk....
an if you start to see that glow, slow down( even if you are not drunk)

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Re: SA orientation at a resort

Postby Bronck » Wed May 08, 2013 1:20 pm

Makes sense. I start to get the glow even after 1 drink :? (obviously not remotely drunk at that point)




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