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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:32 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else get that e-mail from the USACE about the LA office?


Also got it. Did you hear back after replying?


Nope. It's kinda weird that they did that though. We already selected LA as a preference, so unless we already accepted something else, we'd still want to be considered. You figure people would just let them know if they didn't want to be considered once they offered an interview. No need to get a bunch of peoples hopes up from seeing an e-mail for it only to ask something we already said yes to inherently by applying.


Ugh tell me about. I assumed it meant I was going to get an interview. Got excited and waited for an email all day.

Fwiw same anon as above.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:38 pm

Has anyone heard anything from HUD ?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard anything from HUD ?

Not a thing...forgot I was still waiting, actually. They seem disorganized over there, though. My interview appeared to be very much an afterthought.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:14 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard anything from HUD ?

Not a thing...forgot I was still waiting, actually. They seem disorganized over there, though. My interview appeared to be very much an afterthought.


Not a word. I even sent an email for an update and got no response.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby gogogogo » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:25 pm

I was under the impression that offers had already been extended from HUD?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:00 pm

gogogogo wrote:I was under the impression that offers had already been extended from HUD?

I think that's the general belief but some sort of confirmation that selections have been finalized would be nice.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:57 pm

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gogogogo wrote:I was under the impression that offers had already been extended from HUD?

I think that's the general belief but some sort of confirmation that selections have been finalized would be nice.


Agreed. That's how I feel about the several honors programs positions I've applied for. I've seen in posts from previous years that official rejections sometimes don't go out until April...

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard anything from HUD ?

I received a rejection in the mail yesterday (in DC). Never interviewed

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if the EPA has started moving?


Someone from the EPA called my references about three weeks ago, but I have not heard anything since. Does anyone else have any news?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:19 am

Does anyone know if all offers went out from DOL? All I saw so far on this thread was a reference to an East Coast regional office. Will they send out final rejections once all spots are filled?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:46 am

EPA sent out rejection emails last week.

DOL: I emailed my interviewer a ways back and they told me I was no longer in the running, still no rejection letter in the mail though.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:57 pm

Anything from NLRB Board-side?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if all offers went out from DOL? All I saw so far on this thread was a reference to an East Coast regional office. Will they send out final rejections once all spots are filled?



I'm also interested in the status of DOL interviews or offers if anyone has information.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:31 am

It wasn't an honors program, but did anyone else interview for the USDA entry level positions last week? they said there were like 15 people.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:52 pm

What is the overall appeal of the DOL Honors Program? Does it have a lot of prestige? Can you lateral out after a bit to a biglaw job?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby gogogogo » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:05 am

Got my official rejection in the mail from HUD on Saturday. Interviewed in person in DC. Letter said over 600 applicants for 16 spots. Onto the next.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:44 am

gogogogo wrote:Got my official rejection in the mail from HUD on Saturday. Interviewed in person in DC. Letter said over 600 applicants for 16 spots. Onto the next.
Same for me -- all of it. Letter is date-stamped (like, actually stamped) Feb. 27. I guess it took three whole weeks just to get the letters out the door? FWIW, I'm the one above who said
They seem disorganized over there, though. My interview appeared to be very much an afterthought.
Guess I was right.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:37 am

gogogogo wrote:Got my official rejection in the mail from HUD on Saturday. Interviewed in person in DC. Letter said over 600 applicants for 16 spots. Onto the next.


Did they pay for your transportation to get to DC?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby gogogogo » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:44 am

No I live in DC.

They were very disorganized. I waited in the lobby forever because they had me interviewing with the wrong person.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anything from NLRB Board-side?


At least a few offers went out March 21 - now

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:14 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anything from NLRB Board-side?


At least a few offers went out March 21 - now


Well...fuck. I was feeling pretty good about my chances too. Just gotta press on I guess.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:02 pm

The FCC is contacting people, I hear.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby oldie » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:47 pm

texas4ever wrote:Has anyone heard from the U.S. Copyright Office's honors program? They did screening interviews at the beginning of January, but it's been radio silence since, and they'd originally said they were going to get back to us in the two weeks after the interview. I can't really figure out whether that's their method of rejecting a candidate, or exactly what's going on...

I didn't see any other follow up. I had a second interview 2/28, was told 2 weeks. I am afraid that not hearing means it's a rejection but who knows!

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby texas4ever » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:58 pm

oldie wrote:
texas4ever wrote:Has anyone heard from the U.S. Copyright Office's honors program? They did screening interviews at the beginning of January, but it's been radio silence since, and they'd originally said they were going to get back to us in the two weeks after the interview. I can't really figure out whether that's their method of rejecting a candidate, or exactly what's going on...

I didn't see any other follow up. I had a second interview 2/28, was told 2 weeks. I am afraid that not hearing means it's a rejection but who knows!


Well, that makes two of us. Were it not for our experience after the screener, I'd definitely interpret it as a rejection, but now I'm not so sure. At least in my case, they told me they'd decide on next steps within two weeks after the screener, and then I heard nothing back for 6 weeks, when they asked to set up the second round. I interviewed on the second day, and they gave me a 2.5 week timeframe, but I haven't heard anything yet, either. On the website, they said by the end of March, but I'm (perhaps too optimistically) inclined to believe that we shouldn't read much into their timelines. The search committee, so far as I know, was made up only of the heads of the departments, one of whom left the Copyright Office some time in February, so it's possible that they just haven't made a decision yet because they're busy with other things. I know they routinely travel outside the country on official business.

Anyway, best of luck with your application. If you hear back either way, PM me, and I'll do the same for you if you want.

For those who weren't so fortunate as to get an interview, did you ever get a rejection? And for those who did only the screener, did they ever get back in touch with you?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby oldie » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:31 pm

I honestly thought they must have given out offers (come on it's March... Now April) and were running out the clock on them before possibly going to the second round of candidates until I was reminded that they were 4 weeks late on their previous deadline. I had thought that perhaps March 31 was some sort of official deadline at least for selection notification. So we have perhaps another week or so? It really cannot be this hard to hire 3 people. They seem extraordinarily disorganized to give grossly inaccurate dates twice. If I get it, I'm taking it, but if I don't I am moving. For my own personal logistics it would be swell to hear.

Ps I contacted them regarding an update to notification timeline and didn't hear anything back.




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