Business Cards as a Student

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby bport hopeful » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:20 pm

kaiser wrote:No student needs a business card. You are the one who has to be proactive and get in touch with people, not the other way around. I've never been asked for a business card, no one I know has ever been asked for a business card, and even my CSO agreed that its silly and pointless for a law student to be handing it out. What you SHOULD be doing is collecting the business cards of the lawyers you meet, staying in touch, eventually forwarding your resume, etc. They will never be the ones to initiate this kind of contact, so business cards for law students are plain silly.

I agree. But Ive been told I should get over myself.

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby JusticeHarlan » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:37 pm

c3pO4 wrote:lots of lawyers will ask for them when you meet them at networking events.

No they don't.

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby kaiser » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:42 pm

JusticeHarlan wrote:
c3pO4 wrote:lots of lawyers will ask for them when you meet them at networking events.

No they don't.


I don't know a single person who was ever asked for a business card. And the lawyers you network with are too busy to go out of their way to get in touch with you just so you can suck up to them to help you get a job. c3po4 must think he is quite important, to the extent that lawyers will pull out his card to ensure that they stay in touch. Perhaps he should get over himself.

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby bport hopeful » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:44 pm

kaiser wrote: Perhaps he should get over himself.

Thank you TLS, the hand of Justice.

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby snailio » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:52 pm

Jesus somebody kill this thread before I puke.

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby kaiser » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:54 pm

snailio wrote:Jesus somebody kill this thread before I puke.


Too good for this thread? Maybe you should...

Ok, I'll stop :)

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby snailio » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:58 pm

kaiser wrote:
snailio wrote:Jesus somebody kill this thread before I puke.


Too good for this thread? Maybe you should...

Ok, I'll stop :)



You sir are a gentleman and a scholar. 8)

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby dudders » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:08 pm

FWIW, I went to internship interview last week where they asked for my business card (when I checked in at reception, not the interviewer). I think that had something to do with it being for Congress though, where they keep obscene records on everyone who walks into a member's office.

Other than that, you don't need business cards. I like having them because I live/work in a super urban area and I use them to enter restaurant lunch/bar happy hour fish bowl raffles.

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby c3pO4 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:42 pm

Guess a few people ITT haven't had a need for a business card. Says more about those people ITT than the value of business cards for law students.

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:43 pm

c3pO4 wrote:Guess a few people ITT haven't had a need for a business card. Says more about those people ITT than the value of business cards for law students.

Whatever helps you sleep at night, striver.

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:48 pm

c3pO4 wrote:Guess a few people ITT haven't had a need for a business card. Says more about those people ITT than the value of business cards for law students.

LOL

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby JusticeHarlan » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:52 pm

c3pO4 wrote:Guess a few people ITT haven't had a need for a business card. Says more about those people ITT than the value of business cards for law students.

Image

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby shepdawg » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:00 am

I bought some and gave some out. The replay in my head seems real douchy. However, calling cards with just your name on one side and telephone and/email on the other side are great for giving to law student friends.

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby HBK » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:04 am

"Don't do it- it's really douchey and the attorneys will probably laugh at it when you're out of sight"- a 5th yr biglaw associate told me this before I went to law school. I had a career before law school in which cards were important. In retrospect, I'm glad I took his advice. I've networked with a bunch of attorneys, had a full 1L summer, and have a pretty sweet lineup of clerkships for 2L summer.

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:44 am

shepdawg wrote:I bought some and gave some out. The replay in my head seems real douchy. However, calling cards with just your name on one side and telephone and/email on the other side are great for giving to law student friends.

No.

HBK wrote:"Don't do it- it's really douchey and the attorneys will probably laugh at it when you're out of sight"- a 5th yr biglaw associate told me this before I went to law school. I had a career before law school in which cards were important. In retrospect, I'm glad I took his advice. I've networked with a bunch of attorneys, had a full 1L summer, and have a pretty sweet lineup of clerkships for 2L summer.

Lineup of clerkships?

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby HBK » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:25 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
shepdawg wrote:I bought some and gave some out. The replay in my head seems real douchy. However, calling cards with just your name on one side and telephone and/email on the other side are great for giving to law student friends.

No.

HBK wrote:"Don't do it- it's really douchey and the attorneys will probably laugh at it when you're out of sight"- a 5th yr biglaw associate told me this before I went to law school. I had a career before law school in which cards were important. In retrospect, I'm glad I took his advice. I've networked with a bunch of attorneys, had a full 1L summer, and have a pretty sweet lineup of clerkships for 2L summer.

Lineup of clerkships?


As in back to back SA gigs.

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby thederangedwang » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:09 pm

would really like to keep this thread going, havent had enough of c3p yet....

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby justonemoregame » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:11 pm

Do people still use business cards?

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby kaiser » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:12 pm

justonemoregame wrote:Do people still use business cards?


Lawyers do. Law students don't.

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby thederangedwang » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:15 pm

c3pO4 wrote:Guess a few people ITT haven't had a need for a business card. Says more about those people ITT than the value of business cards for law students.


pretty cocky for emory

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby kaiser » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:17 pm

c3pO4 wrote:Guess a few people ITT haven't had a need for a business card. Says more about those people ITT than the value of business cards for law students.


Yeah, it says that we don't need a business card to get a job

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby DoubleChecks » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:21 pm

JusticeHarlan wrote:
c3pO4 wrote:Guess a few people ITT haven't had a need for a business card. Says more about those people ITT than the value of business cards for law students.

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lol I've been in a few threads where c3pO4 posts. I tend to always disagree with him/her, so I am assuming he/she is stupid :P (being facetious, but not really)

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:31 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
shepdawg wrote:I bought some and gave some out. The replay in my head seems real douchy. However, calling cards with just your name on one side and telephone and/email on the other side are great for giving to law student friends.

No.

HBK wrote:"Don't do it- it's really douchey and the attorneys will probably laugh at it when you're out of sight"- a 5th yr biglaw associate told me this before I went to law school. I had a career before law school in which cards were important. In retrospect, I'm glad I took his advice. I've networked with a bunch of attorneys, had a full 1L summer, and have a pretty sweet lineup of clerkships for 2L summer.

Lineup of clerkships?

Probably a Texan, since I think in Texas a summer associate position is called a clerkship and it's typical in Texas to split the summer.

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby MrAnon » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:00 pm

LOL sounds like the business card company is patting your CSO's back and the CSO is patting their back. if the CSO recommended you all invest in Madoff funds and even lined up Madoff to talk to you, would you jump in?

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Re: Business Cards as a Student

Postby r6_philly » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:13 pm

MrAnon wrote:LOL sounds like the business card company is patting your CSO's back and the CSO is patting their back. if the CSO recommended you all invest in Madoff funds and even lined up Madoff to talk to you, would you jump in?


This is true. But I produce my own design and send it off to print by my own vendor and it cost $20 for 1000.




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