Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:32 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:There are some 2L honors programs called that (I want to say FTC/FCC maybe?).


right but that would still be a "summer honors program," not an honors program. and for payment purposes, its a pathways program.

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:34 pm

All I meant was that people do refer to them as honors programs (and I rarely hear pathways).

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:36 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:All I meant was that people do refer to them as honors programs (and I rarely hear pathways).



I'm sure you're an expert.

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:43 pm

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A. Nony Mouse wrote:All I meant was that people do refer to them as honors programs (and I rarely hear pathways).


I'm sure you're an expert.

As are you, undoubtedly.

Every year you get summer honors programs people who show up and post in the 3L program threads, so it doesn't seem to be entirely obvious.

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:52 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
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A. Nony Mouse wrote:All I meant was that people do refer to them as honors programs (and I rarely hear pathways).


I'm sure you're an expert.

As are you, undoubtedly.

Every year you get summer honors programs people who show up and post in the 3L program threads, so it doesn't seem to be entirely obvious.


pretty sure the word "summer" is what makes the difference pretty apparent. forums for 2L's are prefaced accordingly.

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby eas09d » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:46 pm

Any HUD updates? The waiting is driving me crazy.

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:19 pm

eas09d wrote:Any HUD updates? The waiting is driving me crazy.


Two of my references were called by HUD about three weeks ago. Last week two more references let me know HUD contacted them by email with a reference form to fill out and return.

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:35 pm

how about that NLRB timeline?

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:13 pm

eas09d wrote:Any HUD updates? The waiting is driving me crazy.


I emailed my regional interviewer who forwarded my message to HQ; an HR rep. at HQ said that the selection committee met on Dec. 11 to select candidates that they "highly recommended" a group of candidates to the GC. This list of recommended candidates has been sent to GC for review and selection. They don't have a specific notification date yet, but they said their goal is to have first round selections made before Christmas.

So basically, nothing we didn't already know in terms of time, but at least we know things are moving!

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:44 pm

Did anyone get rejected from DOT? I just haven't heard anything.

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:42 pm

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eas09d wrote:Any HUD updates? The waiting is driving me crazy.


I emailed my regional interviewer who forwarded my message to HQ; an HR rep. at HQ said that the selection committee met on Dec. 11 to select candidates that they "highly recommended" a group of candidates to the GC. This list of recommended candidates has been sent to GC for review and selection. They don't have a specific notification date yet, but they said their goal is to have first round selections made before Christmas.

So basically, nothing we didn't already know in terms of time, but at least we know things are moving!


I heard the same. Does anyone know if the names that go to the general counsel are just for approval? Or will the general counsel make further selections from the list of names/ applicants she receives from the selection committee?

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:08 pm

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eas09d wrote:Any HUD updates? The waiting is driving me crazy.


I emailed my regional interviewer who forwarded my message to HQ; an HR rep. at HQ said that the selection committee met on Dec. 11 to select candidates that they "highly recommended" a group of candidates to the GC. This list of recommended candidates has been sent to GC for review and selection. They don't have a specific notification date yet, but they said their goal is to have first round selections made before Christmas.

So basically, nothing we didn't already know in terms of time, but at least we know things are moving!


I heard the same. Does anyone know if the names that go to the general counsel are just for approval? Or will the general counsel make further selections from the list of names/ applicants she receives from the selection committee?


This is the exact email I got:

"The Legal Honors Selection Committee met last week to review the applications. The highly recommended candidates were referred to the General Counsel for review and selection on Friday, December 11, 2015. [Candidate's] application was included in the pool of qualified applicants for review. At this time we do not have a specific date that selections will be made, however, the goal is to have the first-round of selections made before the Christmas holiday."

Thoughts?

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:49 pm

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eas09d wrote:Any HUD updates? The waiting is driving me crazy.


I emailed my regional interviewer who forwarded my message to HQ; an HR rep. at HQ said that the selection committee met on Dec. 11 to select candidates that they "highly recommended" a group of candidates to the GC. This list of recommended candidates has been sent to GC for review and selection. They don't have a specific notification date yet, but they said their goal is to have first round selections made before Christmas.

So basically, nothing we didn't already know in terms of time, but at least we know things are moving!


I heard the same. Does anyone know if the names that go to the general counsel are just for approval? Or will the general counsel make further selections from the list of names/ applicants she receives from the selection committee?


This is the exact email I got:

"The Legal Honors Selection Committee met last week to review the applications. The highly recommended candidates were referred to the General Counsel for review and selection on Friday, December 11, 2015. [Candidate's] application was included in the pool of qualified applicants for review. At this time we do not have a specific date that selections will be made, however, the goal is to have the first-round of selections made before the Christmas holiday."

Thoughts?


Looks like GC selects from the list of"highly recommended" applicants. I wish I knew how many people make it to that stage or how many people they plan to hire this year. My interviewer said she had no idea how many people they planned to hire for this year.

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:15 pm

I wrote the hiring contact at FTC a week ago, and he won't even get back to me with a rejection. This whole process is so fucked up.

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby zot1 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I wrote the hiring contact at FTC a week ago, and he won't even get back to me with a rejection. This whole process is so fucked up.


Not to kill your mood even more, but if you're not hearing back, it is quite possible you won't at all. Some agencies didn't ever send me a rejection. Those that did were late-like this past August late.

Don't let it psyche you out though. This is a marathon, not a sprint.

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:24 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I wrote the hiring contact at FTC a week ago, and he won't even get back to me with a rejection. This whole process is so fucked up.


Not to kill your mood even more, but if you're not hearing back, it is quite possible you won't at all. Some agencies didn't ever send me a rejection. Those that did were late-like this past August late.

Don't let it psyche you out though. This is a marathon, not a sprint.


They rejected me today. Had a good first rounder for the copyright office though, so I'm hopeful.

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby zot1 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:28 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I wrote the hiring contact at FTC a week ago, and he won't even get back to me with a rejection. This whole process is so fucked up.


Not to kill your mood even more, but if you're not hearing back, it is quite possible you won't at all. Some agencies didn't ever send me a rejection. Those that did were late-like this past August late.

Don't let it psyche you out though. This is a marathon, not a sprint.


They rejected me today. Had a good first rounder for the copyright office though, so I'm hopeful.


Hang in there. You just need one yes. I got many rejections, but those don't matter now. I wish you the same future. Keep grinding.

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:34 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:There are some 2L honors programs called that (I want to say FTC/FCC maybe?).


can confirm that there is indeed a a GS-11 summer honors program for the FTC that is advertised to interviewees as coming with an offer for post-grad by default.

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:29 pm

Offer by phone this morning from the FCC.

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby thepenismightier » Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:12 pm

HUD Legal Honors offer for Headquarters this morning via phone call. Best of luck to those waiting to hear back!

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:06 pm

thepenismightier wrote:HUD Legal Honors offer for Headquarters this morning via phone call. Best of luck to those waiting to hear back!

Congrats!! Did they happen to give any indication of their class size?

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby thepenismightier » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:13 pm

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thepenismightier wrote:HUD Legal Honors offer for Headquarters this morning via phone call. Best of luck to those waiting to hear back!

Congrats!! Did they happen to give any indication of their class size?


Thanks! No--they gave no indication of class size.

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby zot1 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:47 pm

Congrats to those getting good news today!!!

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:50 pm

thepenismightier wrote:HUD Legal Honors offer for Headquarters this morning via phone call. Best of luck to those waiting to hear back!


Congrats!! Hoping they aren't done making these calls...

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Re: Government Honors Programs - other than DOJ (2015-2016 Cycle)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:54 pm

DOL HP offer for SOL National Office this afternoon via phone. Good luck everyone!

For posterity:
8/16 - submitted app
9/18 - email to set up phone interview
9/25 - phone interview
11/24 - "under active consideration" email
12/14 - "under consideration for offer" email with request for references
12/17 - phone offer




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