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Will networking save you?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:36 pm

How important is networking if you are below median?

For instance, if you are below median and you have networked with the important lawyers at the firm and they like you, will that be enough to pull you into the firm or it wont matter because your grades are too low?

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Re: Will networking save you?

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:38 pm

1. How far below median?
2. What school or approximate rank?
3. What kind of firm?

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Re: Will networking save you?

Postby rpupkin » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How important is networking if you are below median?

For instance, if you are below median and you have networked with the important lawyers at the firm and they like you, will that be enough to pull you into the firm or it wont matter because your grades are too low?

Why do you think the answer will be anything other than "it depends"? You of course have to share more specifics if you want meaningful answers.

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Re: Will networking save you?

Postby JohannDeMann » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:49 pm

without knowing more, networking can make grades meaningless in small firms, govt and even mid sized firms. still important in biglaw but it has less pull.

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Re: Will networking save you?

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:49 pm

JohannDeMann wrote:without knowing more, networking can make grades meaningless in small firms, govt and even mid sized firms. still important in biglaw but it has less pull.


"Networking" won't save shit grades for government work (DOJ, SEC, DOS ect) in the least unless you're talking about joe-biden's-grandchildren's sort of networking.

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Re: Will networking save you?

Postby JohannDeMann » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:35 pm

yeah i was mostly referring to state and local govt which couldnt give any fucks about your gpa

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Re: Will networking save you?

Postby Arad » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:42 pm

I doubt it would hurt
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Re: Will networking save you?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:57 pm

For me networking saved my ass. If it wasn't for 1 friend I had for years I'd have been in trouble. Instead I got a great outcome. Friendship is not only rewarding in itself, but is one of the most valuable assets a young person can have.

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Re: Will networking save you?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:18 pm

Internships & Externships are more rewarding than networking without the goods.

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Re: Will networking save you?

Postby sims1 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For me networking saved my ass. If it wasn't for 1 friend I had for years I'd have been in trouble. Instead I got a great outcome. Friendship is not only rewarding in itself, but is one of the most valuable assets a young person can have.


this comment made me warm and fuzzy inside.

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Re: Will networking save you?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:37 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Internships & Externships are more rewarding than networking without the goods.

But internships and externships are also networking.




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