Is it strange to not have SA program dates yet?

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Is it strange to not have SA program dates yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:42 pm

I'm wondering if most summer associates know the dates of their SA programs yet. Most of the other people at my school who have landed Biglaw SA positions seem to have been told the start and end dates of their respective programs (as well as other details), but I haven't heard anything yet.

I was told via email by the legal recruiter at my firm that the firm expects to know the SA program dates in early January and would communicate with us as soon as they know, but I have yet to hear anything. Is it too aggressive to reach out and politely ask if they have the dates yet? I ask because I was invited to 3 weddings this summer and need to figure out whether or not I can attend them. Also, it would just be nice to know.

Any input is much appreciated.

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Re: Is it strange to not have SA program dates yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:59 pm

The firm I'll be working at hasn't sent me any dates yet.

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Re: Is it strange to not have SA program dates yet?

Postby Legen..waitforit » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:01 pm

also curious- haven't received mine either

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Re: Is it strange to not have SA program dates yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:11 pm

My firm set dates with three starting dates in may ~11; ~17; ~25 and a firm end on August 9th. We have the option to choose when we want to start.

A few friends have corroborated that they have similar dates.

Not sure if that helps at all.

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Re: Is it strange to not have SA program dates yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My firm set dates with three starting dates in may ~11; ~17; ~25 and a firm end on August 9th. We have the option to choose when we want to start.

A few friends have corroborated that they have similar dates.

Not sure if that helps at all.


OP here -

How long ago did you hear about your dates?

And to those that haven't heard, I'm glad I'm not alone.

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Re: Is it strange to not have SA program dates yet?

Postby Avian » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:24 pm

I got dates from my firm in NYC during December. I don't see why you couldn't ask, especially since you have a good reason to want to know. Email someone in recruiting or whoever your contact has been regarding the summer program.

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Re: Is it strange to not have SA program dates yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:My firm set dates with three starting dates in may ~11; ~17; ~25 and a firm end on August 9th. We have the option to choose when we want to start.

A few friends have corroborated that they have similar dates.

Not sure if that helps at all.


OP here -

How long ago did you hear about your dates?

And to those that haven't heard, I'm glad I'm not alone.

Late December. I agree that you should ask your firm, it's a completely legitimate question.

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Re: Is it strange to not have SA program dates yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:59 pm

I found out this week. It's not strange at all that you haven't heard, but it is also perfectly acceptable to ask politely.

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Re: Is it strange to not have SA program dates yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:59 pm

it's a little gunnery. i didn't find out till way later. you have an idea of when it starts, and you're probably just insecure so wanna make sure it wasn't some elaborate prank. so i'll reassure you: it is very statistically unlikely you got punked, but not impossible.

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Re: Is it strange to not have SA program dates yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:it's a little gunnery. i didn't find out till way later. you have an idea of when it starts, and you're probably just insecure so wanna make sure it wasn't some elaborate prank. so i'll reassure you: it is very statistically unlikely you got punked, but not impossible.


OP here -

As I mentioned, I wanted to know because I have 3 outstanding wedding invites and I need to figure out if I can attend them. Flights need to be purchased, hotels booked, etc. So my desire for the start and end dates is not simply because I'm "insecure."

Edit: Additionally, I was told I would have the dates in early January.

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Re: Is it strange to not have SA program dates yet?

Postby BigZuck » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:26 pm

This idea might be kind of crazy, but what about just asking the firm?

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Re: Is it strange to not have SA program dates yet?

Postby rickgrimes69 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:51 pm

BigZuck wrote:This idea might be kind of crazy, but what about just asking the firm?


Don't troll in the on-topics BZ

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Re: Is it strange to not have SA program dates yet?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:06 am

BigZuck wrote:This idea might be kind of crazy, but what about just asking the firm?


BigZuck, that's why I asked if it was appropriate in the OP...

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Re: Is it strange to not have SA program dates yet?

Postby BigZuck » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:
BigZuck wrote:This idea might be kind of crazy, but what about just asking the firm?


BigZuck, that's why I asked if it was appropriate in the OP...


If it makes you feel any better I'm going to go ahead and give you the BigZuck guarantee that you won't be no offered because you asked what the dates of the summer program will be.




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