chem! wrote: sublime wrote:
emarxnj wrote:I'm starting to feel like finding summer work is another thing everyone else knows what to do and how to do it and I somehow missed the super-secret meeting where we learned this stuff. Ugh.
Me too man. I think it is a common feeling though.
I feel the same way. I'm also waiting on my grades so that I can get them on my resume.
Best advice I was given is to spend some time thinking about less obvious opportunities. Everyone is going to apply to USAO, judges, firms, other fed gigs, big DA offices. You should still do that. However, there are other things like state AG offices, city departments, lesser known non-profits that all offer great opportunities to do substantive work, and will have either less applicants overall or less applicants from elite schools. I personally went the state AG route and came away with some really interesting projects to talk about at OCI.
You have to do the legwork in finding out how to apply to these places, though. Anything posted through the school is going to have heavy traffic.