Bumi wrote: bjsesq wrote: bk1 wrote:
bjsesq wrote:I didn't network, but I started mailing the third week of June. It helped. Also: I don't give a shit what your grades are, mail. MAIL ALL THE THINGS.
That early? That's like a week away.
And by June, I meant July. Durp. Sorry about that.
Okay phew. My question/challenge stands, though, just without the panic.
End of July- mass mailing. I focused my mailings on secondary markets that
a) I was connected to; or
b) I could give a solid reason for applying.
This ended up being roughly 75 firms or so. Maybe a quarter of those, and that is being generous, led to phone interviews. Of those, 3 ended up being promising for actual job offers. Your mileage may vary, of course, but plan accordingly.
August- continued mass mailing and conducted firm research. Called NU alums and people I was connected to, however distant that connection was, who had either worked at the firms or was still working there.
Keep in mind, I was still working and taking a summer course that was in conjunction with my summer job. There isn't a ton of work, but you stay busy. I have some spreadsheets somewhere that I can try to find to help you guys out. It contains some firm info and I forget what else.