Anonymous User wrote:How does this apply to people who have 1L SAs? Any advice on if we should MM anyway or wait to see if we get return offers?
I'm only sharing my approach, so I could be way off here, but MM does change some when you're trying to get an offer to return to a 1L SA. If the firm doesn't offer upon completion of the 1L SA, then absolutely MM now. But if you have a shot at getting an offer to return, and you like the firm, focus more on getting that offer than finding another firm.
I am doing prep work now for MM (cover letters, resume polishing, etc.), but since I can't really go on interviews with other firms right now, my focus is giving myself a safety net going into hiring season by having an offer to return already in hand.
I think the calculus also changes at least a bit if you're in a market you absolutely do not want for your 1L SA (although I'd question the wisdom in taking a 1L SA in a market you know you don't want to begin with), or you're really targeting a different market heavily than the market you're currently in, but no matter what your focus should be on getting an offer from the current firm, if only to remove the stress of worrying about striking out.
But, like I said, I could be going about this all wrong.