thebrownnote wrote:Any 3L's or graduates have any last-minute OGI advice?
UVA 3L here!
Relax! I know you want to get all of your talking points in, but remember to act like a human being having a conversation. They already know you're smart and what your credentials are; now they want to know whether they could stomach working with you.
Ask questions! The more they talk, the less you have to. That said, think about what your questions say about you. If you ask about working from home or work/life balance, they may think you don't want to work hard.
Don't write off your lottery interviews. I have multiple friends who outkicked their coverage and ended up with V10 jobs, when based on grades and preselects that did not look like a possibility.
Schedule your callbacks immediately, and for as soon as possible. You want to still have your head in the game, and the earlier you get in the more slots there are.
Don't send thank you notes. The possibility of a typo that hurts your chances outweighs any minuscule positive impact they might have.
Remember that any dinners, etc. are still part of the interview. No matter how much they might protest otherwise.
Remember to eat. Don't drink so much coffee that you act like a twitching lunatic (that one may or may not be from personal experience).
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.