Importance of working the whole summer?

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Giro423

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Importance of working the whole summer?

Postby Giro423 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:31 pm

How much will 2L employers focus on someone just working for half of their 1L summer? My guess is that it should basically be treated as a requirement but I wanted to make sure. I have a wedding during the second half of the summer, and I figured most employers would frown upon someone asking for time off to travel for something like that. So, if it came down to it, I figured it would realistically be a choice between working the second half or going to the wedding.

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Re: Importance of working the whole summer?

Postby misterjames » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:42 pm

Giro423 wrote:How much will 2L employers focus on someone just working for half of their 1L summer? My guess is that it should basically be treated as a requirement but I wanted to make sure. I have a wedding during the second half of the summer, and I figured most employers would frown upon someone asking for time off to travel for something like that. So, if it came down to it, I figured it would realistically be a choice between working the second half or going to the wedding.


This isn't true at all (unless you were planning on travelling for a significant period of time). If it's just a few days just be up front about it when you're hired.

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Re: Importance of working the whole summer?

Postby rowingmyboat » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:48 pm

Just tell your 1L employer a couple of weeks before you start that you have to take a day or two off for a wedding. This is pretty typical and would go over a lot better than taking a half of the summer off (I'm not even sure the 1L employer would go along with you working only half summer).

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Re: Importance of working the whole summer?

Postby Lesion of Doom » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:53 pm

I know several 1Ls who worked half a summer and didn't get dinged for it. Mostly, they listed their one thing as "2017 summer" and no one asked or cared how much time they spent there.

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Re: Importance of working the whole summer?

Postby Giro423 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:55 am

Lesion of Doom wrote:I know several 1Ls who worked half a summer and didn't get dinged for it. Mostly, they listed their one thing as "2017 summer" and no one asked or cared how much time they spent there.


Good to know

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Re: Importance of working the whole summer?

Postby Nagster5 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:34 am

I worked at a firm 1L and took off a significant chunk off the end of the program (although it was 12 weeks) basically just to spend time with my family. I got an offer to come back and no one asked about it during OCI. TBH I'm not even sure how OCI interviewers would know about it unless you mentioned it.



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