cougarlive wrote:lawbeast1 wrote:Kohinoor wrote:Interesting. I always did feel that everything I did was of monumental significance, but others said it was insanity to feel that individuals were so important that resources would be dedicated to tracking them down. Can you comment on what you mean by tracked and why SEO can be so abrupt with people seeking clarification about their account status?lawbeast1 wrote:Does anyone know about the chances of being placed in DC? I just had my interview in NY (and the people where quite cold btw, it was not pleasant). I told them flat out I wouldn't take an internship unless it was in DC. The interview kinda rubbed me the wrong way about the program anyways, but I'm still curious.
I am an SEO alum. SEO places students in DC based on firm need (the DC program started last year).
BTW Firms, Law Schools and SEO check these blogs on a regular basis. A few students at my firm have already been tracked on here. Negative comments are not so wise and can reflect poorly on your app (at least has been the case at my firm).
I would also like to emphasize that SEO interviews are critical behavior interviews and are intended to critique your behavior in several ways. They have a pretty comprehensive interview tips section(if anyone took the time to read it) that comes along with the interview invite- I volunteer to interview in other regions.
Good luck with your search and enjoy your summer before law school!!
Not sure what you mean by abrupt? The internet facilitates all kind of employer unofficial "background searches". Budgets are tight, so companies and programs are trying their best to select candidates that best fit their goals (and not waste salary money on people who dont meet their standards). This will include unsavory behavior that reflects on soft skills such as an individuals judgement, maturity, flexibility, etc. I mean this extends beyond the basic googling of a persons name.
Applicant information is provided by the individual. For instance in the situation at my firm, we had all the students information through resume and supporting documents; it is not very hard to use that information in reviewing these blogs and other sites for correlating identification. I mean some of you on here actually have real pictures lol. These are very basic blogs!
I can understand however, wanting to know what is going on. I know at my firm we received a few hundred applications (all from great students) for about 10 positions. It took quite a while to give each application some review before making first and second cuts. I don't know the SEO process in and out, but I know they receive thousands of apps for all seven programs and operate with a relatively small staff. So it probably takes a while to give all the competitive apps some consideration.
hope that helps!
Hi lawbeast thanks for posting! I know there are a lot of people on here (including some who will never make a single post) who appreciate the information you just provided. From what you said it seems that the decisions on whether or not someone is placed with a firm is made by the firm itself and not necessarily by SEO--is that correct? Does SEO base whether or not it picks an applicant based on if there is already a firm who has chosen the applicant? Thanks in advance.
Sorry for the confusion. When I referenced my firm application numbers I was referring to summer paralegal positions we have for pre-law students; not related to SEO at all. I don't work with an SEO partner firm (but I am working on having my law firm added as a partner).
SEO partner firms have nothing to do with the admission's process. The firms entrust placement entirely to SEO; which is probably another reason the admissions process is a bit daunting. You never meet with the firm before hand, or get interviewed by them. SEO does its placement entirely internal and the firms seem to be happy with it!
hope thats a bit more clear sorry again for the confusion.