Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:17 pm

Flips88 wrote:Ugh. starting to get neurotic about things. Recruiting talked about the hiring partners reviewing our summer hours soon. Final reviews should be coming next week too. In the last two years, the office has no offered 1 person out of 100+ SAs. The guy that got no offered apparently just didn't do a whole assignment and ended up forcing an associate to do it. Still, I'm irrationally anxious about all this.


Be honest, you pulled this exact same move 3-4 times didn't you? So lazy. ;) I'm sure you'll be fine.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Summerz » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:44 pm

Two more friends were offered this morning (different law firms). That should put their mind at ease during their break. It would be a bummer to be on vacation having to be concerned about something equivalent to being fired.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby steelkilts » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:56 am

question: did any of you all chip in for a gift at the end of the summer for the summer coordinator/recruiting director? if so, what did you get? we're having a bit of a civil war within our summer class over whether a plant/flowers or a gift card to a restaurant is more appropriate and i wanted to consult the learned oracle that is TLS

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:08 am

steelkilts wrote:question: did any of you all chip in for a gift at the end of the summer for the summer coordinator/recruiting director? if so, what did you get? we're having a bit of a civil war within our summer class over whether a plant/flowers or a gift card to a restaurant is more appropriate and i wanted to consult the learned oracle that is TLS


Nope. But flowers is the correct answer.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:24 am

A day and a half left. New last minute assignments FTW.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:40 am

For markets where split summers are the norm, is there any consensus for when a first-half firm would make its offers? I'm wondering if they would wait for you to finish at the second firm or just offer whenever they've made a decision. Anybody have experience in a market like this?

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:50 am

Anonymous User wrote:For markets where split summers are the norm, is there any consensus for when a first-half firm would make its offers? I'm wondering if they would wait for you to finish at the second firm or just offer whenever they've made a decision. Anybody have experience in a market like this?


Texas SA here. My 1st half firm waits to make offers until their summer program is over (I think the total length is 10 weeks). I don't think the second firm has any bearing on what the first firm does.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:25 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:For markets where split summers are the norm, is there any consensus for when a first-half firm would make its offers? I'm wondering if they would wait for you to finish at the second firm or just offer whenever they've made a decision. Anybody have experience in a market like this?


Texas SA here. My 1st half firm waits to make offers until their summer program is over (I think the total length is 10 weeks). I don't think the second firm has any bearing on what the first firm does.


How long after? Texas SA as well. My first half firm's program ended last Friday (I left a few weeks ago after doing 6 weeks). Currently twiddling my thumbs at my second half gig.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:18 pm

Texas SA here as well. First half firm told us to expect offers at the end of July (still waiting).

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:29 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:For markets where split summers are the norm, is there any consensus for when a first-half firm would make its offers? I'm wondering if they would wait for you to finish at the second firm or just offer whenever they've made a decision. Anybody have experience in a market like this?


Texas SA here. My 1st half firm waits to make offers until their summer program is over (I think the total length is 10 weeks). I don't think the second firm has any bearing on what the first firm does.


How long after? Texas SA as well. My first half firm's program ended last Friday (I left a few weeks ago after doing 6 weeks). Currently twiddling my thumbs at my second half gig.


Same situation for me in terms of only being there 6 weeks. I was told end of July as well so I think that is probably the norm. My guess is early next week, probably Monday.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:01 pm

I just got my offer. All my stress is finally gone.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I just got my offer. All my stress is finally gone.


Ditto, although I was not that stressed until a half hour before my scheduled review.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:15 pm

Final review was overwhelmingly positive. They said I was was one of the "top-performing" summers, how I was a great fit, etc. But we won't hear on offers until Labor Day. :\

Blah.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:36 pm

steelkilts wrote:question: did any of you all chip in for a gift at the end of the summer for the summer coordinator/recruiting director? if so, what did you get? we're having a bit of a civil war within our summer class over whether a plant/flowers or a gift card to a restaurant is more appropriate and i wanted to consult the learned oracle that is TLS


we got the whole recruiting dep't (all women, about 7 of them I think) spa GC's - honestly flowers don't seem like enough for people that legit facilitate your every move for 10+ weeks....

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Final review was overwhelmingly positive. They said I was was one of the "top-performing" summers, how I was a great fit, etc. But we won't hear on offers until Labor Day. :\

Blah.


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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:29 assignments in 9 weeks? That seems...high


I have had 27 in 10.


lol, I've had 10 in 11 weeks. so you literally have a new assignment every 2 days? jesus

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby r6_philly » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:16 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:29 assignments in 9 weeks? That seems...high


I have had 27 in 10.


lol, I've had 10 in 11 weeks. so you literally have a new assignment every 2 days? jesus


I have 30 in 10 weeks. I got 2 after getting an offer...

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby sheisrisen » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:03 pm

r6_philly wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:29 assignments in 9 weeks? That seems...high


I have had 27 in 10.


lol, I've had 10 in 11 weeks. so you literally have a new assignment every 2 days? jesus


I have 30 in 10 weeks. I got 2 after getting an offer...


I've had 30 just this week! You guys are being silly.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:05 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:
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jd20132013 wrote:29 assignments in 9 weeks? That seems...high


I have had 27 in 10.


lol, I've had 10 in 11 weeks. so you literally have a new assignment every 2 days? jesus


27 in 10 here.

Yep. I actually just got two more yesterday as well, so 29 in 10 as my final tally. Not all were big assignments. Some were only a couple of hours long. One or two were like 20 minutes. Some were summer-long projects.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:31 am

22 in 10 weeks.

Also, we had an end of the summer party at the hiring partner's house last night. We had been told from past summers that if (as usually happens) everyone gets offers, they announce it at the end of the party.....no announcement. So here I am, about 6 hours away from my final evaluation today where I may find out I have an offer....I'm getting no-offered...or Im in the week or so long purgatory of "we havent made our decisions yet." FML

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:40 am

Offer yesterday evening at the SA Farewell Reception. Such a good feeling!

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:10 am

Last day today. Was told we would all find out in about two weeks.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:28 am

Just wrapped up my last assignment of the summer. Feels Goodman.

Although I won't hear shit until the end of August.

Feels Badman.

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby run26.2 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:00 pm

r6_philly wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:29 assignments in 9 weeks? That seems...high


I have had 27 in 10.


lol, I've had 10 in 11 weeks. so you literally have a new assignment every 2 days? jesus


I have 30 in 10 weeks. I got 2 after getting an offer...

Grats man! Sounds like my summer...

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Re: Summer Associate: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences, etc.

Postby Summerz » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:35 pm

For everyone with an offer (or about the get one), what’s the grand the plan for 3L? Trying (unsuccessfully) to locate a thread or two on what others did in their 3L year.




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