tomwatts wrote:If a place is hiring people before grades are in, the interview probably matters quite a lot. I'm pretty sure I interviewed myself out of a 1L SA position at one point. If you land an interview, before you go in for the real thing, do a mock interview (or even two) with your school's career services office if you possibly can.
This should not be an anecdote people rely on, but I know a person who got a 1L SA because they drove a few hours to show up to a holiday firm reception in a nearby state. No interview, CB, and the more traditional hiring processes. Showed up to the firm event, was apparently cool enough/demonstrated enough interest that they called and offered a position in the next couple of days without grades.
To be entirely clear, this is ATYPICAL.