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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:45 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I just got a call from the OCC today for a callback.


Congrats!!! Stats please?


I had my screening interview at 3L OCI during the second week of September.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:16 pm

Has anyone heard anything about DOT 2nd round interviews? They are starting this week, but if the government is still shut down, I would presume they aren't happening, correct? It's just hard if you're out of state and flying in to know whether or not to still make the trip up.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:48 pm

Anyone heard anything from the CA AG's Office/Cal DOJ on the AG's Honors Program?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard anything about DOT 2nd round interviews? They are starting this week, but if the government is still shut down, I would presume they aren't happening, correct? It's just hard if you're out of state and flying in to know whether or not to still make the trip up.


Have they notified everyone who got second round interviews? I interviewed at OCI and haven't heard anything, should I be considering that a ding?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:59 am

I applied to DOL on the day of the deadline but I now want to add a new writing sample to my app. Do you all think emailing them another writing sample would be ok?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:15 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard anything about DOT 2nd round interviews? They are starting this week, but if the government is still shut down, I would presume they aren't happening, correct? It's just hard if you're out of state and flying in to know whether or not to still make the trip up.


Have they notified everyone who got second round interviews? I interviewed at OCI and haven't heard anything, should I be considering that a ding?


I believe they have notified everyone.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:19 am

Anonymous User wrote:I applied to DOL on the day of the deadline but I now want to add a new writing sample to my app. Do you all think emailing them another writing sample would be ok?

You could always e-mail them and ask. I suspect they'd say no, but it can't hurt to ask. (Also, I would ask to substitute for your current sample - I can't imagine they'd let you just add one, then the applications wouldn't be uniform.)

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:38 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I applied to DOL on the day of the deadline but I now want to add a new writing sample to my app. Do you all think emailing them another writing sample would be ok?

You could always e-mail them and ask. I suspect they'd say no, but it can't hurt to ask. (Also, I would ask to substitute for your current sample - I can't imagine they'd let you just add one, then the applications wouldn't be uniform.)

Thanks; I did exactly that. I had a labor/employment-centric writing sample that I was waiting on to get approved by my summer firm. It's not a huge deal, but the new writing sample is far more relevant than the moot court brief I had turned in.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard anything from the CA AG's Office/Cal DOJ on the AG's Honors Program?

Other than an e-mail that they received my app materials, no.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:19 pm

My OCI for DOL was rescheduled for Oct 30 due to shutdown

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:30 am

DHS is starting to make moves. I started a separate thread for their honors program here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=218436

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:43 pm

Anyone hear if DOT is rescheduling interviews due to the government shutdown?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:15 pm

Does anyone know what "referred to hiring committee" means in the Govt hiring scheme? Does it mean the passing of initial requirements (you are in law school, submitted all required materials, you have a pulse, etc.), or is it something more like "after screening hundreds of candidates, you were in the top X and thus we chose to pass your application on for consideration"? Very much hoping the latter :( Forgive me for getting too naively hopeful, but this is the closest I've ever gotten to a job in a while.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby mr. wednesday » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know what "referred to hiring committee" means in the Govt hiring scheme? Does it mean that the passing of initial requirements, or is it something more like "after screening candidates, you were in the top X and thus we chose to pass your application on for consideration"? Very much hoping the latter :(

If this is on USAjobs, it means you met the bare minimum to qualify for the job and will now be evaluated. Some positions only refer the top X candidates, but X could be 10 or 100 or 4000.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:27 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know what "referred to hiring committee" means in the Govt hiring scheme? Does it mean that the passing of initial requirements, or is it something more like "after screening candidates, you were in the top X and thus we chose to pass your application on for consideration"? Very much hoping the latter :(

If this is on USAjobs, it means you met the bare minimum to qualify for the job and will now be evaluated. Some positions only refer the top X candidates, but X could be 10 or 100 or 4000.

It is actually a state job, and uses the same state HR application system that many states use. Here's to hoping it meant I made a substantial initial cut..

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:38 am

It is actually a state job, and uses the same state HR application system that many states use. Here's to hoping it meant I made a substantial initial cut..


Is this OR DOJ?

If so, I got the same email, I assume it doesn't mean anything (although it was worded like a rejection "We received so many qualified applicants..."

If you don't mind me asking, what kind of stats do you have? Going to an in-state school? Other strong ties?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:31 pm

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It is actually a state job, and uses the same state HR application system that many states use. Here's to hoping it meant I made a substantial initial cut..


Is this OR DOJ?

If so, I got the same email, I assume it doesn't mean anything (although it was worded like a rejection "We received so many qualified applicants..."

If you don't mind me asking, what kind of stats do you have? Going to an in-state school? Other strong ties?

Yes, it is OR DOJ. I also thought it was a rejection based on the first two sentences. That "received so many qualified applicants" part is what got me to think that we made an initial cut. I'm out of state, no ties, but very relevant experience. I probably shouldn't get my hopes up because I have no ties, but I really want govt/prosecution and would be willing to relocate anywhere permanently just to be a prosecutor. Seems like most of their Honors Attorneys are in state and clerked for Oregon appellate courts.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:18 pm

got an email from Army Corps AHP stating that my application is under consideration and I will be contacted again in the coming months....a glimmer of hope!

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:got an email from Army Corps AHP stating that my application is under consideration and I will be contacted again in the coming months....a glimmer of hope!


Anyone else know of any other movement? I was thinking things would start to pick up once the shutdown ended . . .

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:09 am

anyone heard of any movement regarding 2nd interviews with the FCC, I was curious.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:58 pm

Has anyone heard anything from the FCPB, or have any info generally on how their interview and hiring process works?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:37 am

Any word on the NLRB or Army Corps of Engineers?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby mr. wednesday » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:50 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any word on the NLRB or Army Corps of Engineers?

In the past they've waited until the late spring to make decisions and so the whole process was delayed depending on where you applied/interviewed. Also I think both have cancelled their honors program sometime in the spring after doing some interviews in past years, so that's something to watch for.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any word on the NLRB or Army Corps of Engineers?


I know at least one NLRB regional office has started scheduling interviews.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:03 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any word on the NLRB or Army Corps of Engineers?


I know at least one NLRB regional office has started scheduling interviews.

Anyone hear from DOL yet?




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