Any point in "networking" (i.e., cold emailing) before 3OCI?

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Any point in "networking" (i.e., cold emailing) before 3OCI?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:55 pm

CCN 3L so there are plenty of alums at biglaw firms. 1L grades left much to be desired. 2L saw a marked improvement but not a complete aboutface.

Currently at one of DOJ/FCC/FTC/SEC. There are a few alums of my school here for whom I've done some work. I'm meeting one of them early next week to discuss a month-long project I've been working on. Only problem is, the firms where he bounced around before going fedgov are ones for which I doubt I'd be competitive, improvement or not.

If so, how (whether emailing or via my supervisors)?

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Re: Any point in "networking" (i.e., cold emailing) before 3OCI?

Postby Kratos » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:09 pm

what's your question? whether networking can help? yeah it can help. it also can end up being worthless. I dont think I've ever heard of it hurting, but I imagine it would only be bad if you're a prick or something, so don't be a prick.

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Re: Any point in "networking" (i.e., cold emailing) before 3OCI?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:53 pm

OK it can only help but I guess I was asking how should I go about it. Just be honest with my situation to my work supervisor (who's also an alum), see if his past biglaw ties can help?

Ask him for people he suggests I email? Then in my emails to them, how do I acknowledge the elephant in the room, which is the fact that I'm a rising 3L who didn't spend his 2L summer at a firm and the reason for that is mostly academic?

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Re: Any point in "networking" (i.e., cold emailing) before 3OCI?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:46 pm

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