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North
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby North » Thu May 14, 2015 9:42 am

Checking in. Start on Monday. Little nervous tbh.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Thu May 14, 2015 9:53 am

North wrote:Checking in. Start on Monday. Little nervous tbh.

Me too. Got my orientation schedule and filling out paperwork - all starting to seem pretty real.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby chuckbass » Thu May 14, 2015 10:17 am

zacharus85 wrote:
North wrote:Checking in. Start on Monday. Little nervous tbh.

Me too. Got my orientation schedule and filling out paperwork - all starting to seem pretty real.

At least the first day should be chill with orientation!

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Rahviveh » Thu May 14, 2015 10:18 am

How many allowances did you guys claim?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby arklaw13 » Thu May 14, 2015 10:21 am

Does everyone's firms not give you the part-year employment method option?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby BigZuck » Thu May 14, 2015 10:51 am

BigZuck wrote:For people who have started, are you guys sharing offices?

Also, how's the food so far?

BUMP

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Br3v » Thu May 14, 2015 11:27 am

BigZuck wrote:
BigZuck wrote:For people who have started, are you guys sharing offices?

Also, how's the food so far?

BUMP


I hear there are food trucks

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby BigZuck » Thu May 14, 2015 11:41 am

Br3v wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
BigZuck wrote:For people who have started, are you guys sharing offices?

Also, how's the food so far?

BUMP


I hear there are food trucks

Troll

Eta:?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 14, 2015 11:43 am

*Puts up 1L SA on Linkedin* *4 immediate anonymous profile views and one from a firm with similar Vault ranking*

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby chuckbass » Thu May 14, 2015 11:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:*Puts up 1L SA on Linkedin* *4 immediate anonymous profile views and one from a firm with similar Vault ranking*

Cool story bro?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby smaug » Thu May 14, 2015 11:45 am

Anonymous User wrote:*Puts up 1L SA on Linkedin* *4 immediate anonymous profile views and one from a firm with similar Vault ranking*

you must be very proud?

I'm now going to troll this thread mercilessly until it stops being horrible.

Also, because people keep asking, what I had heard was 9 exemptions is best. You're entitled to claim more, but you're supposedly increasing the odds you get audited past that.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby smaug » Thu May 14, 2015 11:47 am

Like yes, you should all be very afraid of your summer where they will feed you good food, ply you with free booze, and actually attempt to give you interesting (but easy!) things to occupy your time.

You poor, unfortunate souls.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Thu May 14, 2015 11:49 am

oh Smaug do tell us how to make this thread less awful :roll:

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby smaug » Thu May 14, 2015 11:49 am

zacharus85 wrote:oh Smaug do tell us how to make this thread less awful :roll:

if you stopped posting in it, that would be a great start

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Thu May 14, 2015 11:52 am

Jason Taverner wrote:
zacharus85 wrote:oh Smaug do tell us how to make this thread less awful :roll:

if you stopped posting in it, that would be a great start

tch - low-hanging fruit. 6/10

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 14, 2015 11:54 am

No guys relax I'm saying I dont like that Linkedin stuff.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby chuckbass » Thu May 14, 2015 11:58 am

Anonymous User wrote:No guys relax I'm saying I dont like that Linkedin stuff.

Then don't use it...

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby JohannDeMann » Thu May 14, 2015 12:11 pm

I just linkedin all the summers coming to our group.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Thu May 14, 2015 12:13 pm

By this time last year the SA thread was well into fretting about no-offers. We need to catch up, people.

Also Smaug: why don't you tell us what you would've done differently in your 2L summer knowing what you know now. Any pearls of wisdom?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby smaug » Thu May 14, 2015 12:29 pm

zacharus85 wrote:By this time last year the SA thread was well into fretting about no-offers. We need to catch up, people.

Also Smaug: why don't you tell us what you would've done differently in your 2L summer knowing what you know now. Any pearls of wisdom?


I probably would have tried to do work for a wider variety of partners/touched more practice areas. I thought I knew what I wanted when I started the summer, and I definitely enjoyed the things I worked on, I just happened to enjoy some areas that I didn't expect to enjoy.

Otherwise I think it is hard for you to mess things up. Don't be a jerk. Don't overpromise. Expectations on you are super low. I thought I did very poorly on a BS research assignment, but the expected value of my work was literally nothing, so it was impossible to disappoint.

Conversely, I remember a lot of people in last year's thread saying that there's absolutely no way anything a summer touches has any significance, &c., and maybe I'm still naïve, but I don't think that's true everywhere.

Finally, it's probably a good time to work on pro bono stuff, research for pitches, &c., because nobody cares whether you're billing as a summer. So, you can work on some of the fun non-billable projects that you'll probably try to avoid as an associate.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby smaug » Thu May 14, 2015 12:30 pm

And maybe strive to never be the most drunk person in a given situation.

Also, tip your associate mentors well.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby wiz » Thu May 14, 2015 12:54 pm

zacharus85 wrote:By this time last year the SA thread was well into fretting about no-offers. We need to catch up, people.

Also Smaug: why don't you tell us what you would've done differently in your 2L summer knowing what you know now. Any pearls of wisdom?

Smaug tips are nice and all, but you should really be asking BD for advice.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby BigZuck » Thu May 14, 2015 3:05 pm

Smog- what is "research for pitches?"




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