Harry Belafonte wrote:jbagelboy wrote:Harry Belafonte wrote:I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, but how difficult would it be as a Columbia student to get a 1L or 2L SA abroad? Specifically in a place like Hong Kong?
Thanks so much!
People do it, esp via magic circle, but you have to have the language skills and a compelling background. 1L will be much more about you and your connections; for 2L at EIP you will have the opportunity to interview for the Asian offices of a number of firms, but I don't have specific experience with that.
Thanks so much for the insight. I wonder what type of grades you'd need at Columbia to get into one of the magic circle firms?
The NY offices actually tend to not be very grade selective (CC, A&O, Linklaters, Freshfields), so they are solid targets at median or below. The foreign offices are a little more competitive but they will be looking more for fit and reason to work abroad (and endurance abroad) including language skills and background than just grades at that point.
Anyone else agonizing over these last 15 min?