Wahrheit wrote: landshoes wrote: Wahrheit wrote:
There are some folks who I think it will benefit. Other stuff about workplace attitudes etc also.
Companion Cube wrote:
Wahrheit wrote:Panel during orientation today could potentially be titled "How and why not to be a gunner"
Ugh, I wish UChi wouldn't have presentations like this.
Spoiler alert: there will still be gunners.
Besides, we get out early today.
Like who? Did you get in a gunnery section or something? Everyone in my section is chill
Nope, my section is also chill. We rocked the group process module.
You'll know when you meet them.
OK. I should also note that the panel was supposed to be a bunch of high-achieving alums talking about Being Better Lawyers or whatever. They were mostly 10+ years out from law school and were very impressive people. When they were allowed to talk, they gave us some good advice. Especially helpful were their tips on how to make a good impression in the workplace as a newer associate/employee. I also really liked their long-term perspective on career changes and on career paths. Earlier in the day, we had recent alums do panels and so we were able to get both the long-term career perspective and the shorter-term "this is how I got this job and this is what it's like" perspective. Overall, it was a very helpful and informative day.
The problem with the older alum panel was that it was moderated by someone who was oddly attention-seeking and kept talking over the panelists, trying to make them answer stupid questions...I felt terrible for our alums, who were interesting and really nice, but who didn't get as much of a chance to talk as the random "career counselor" moderator.
Where "gunning" comes in is that the moderator wanted the (very experienced) alums to talk about the type of student who they didn't like in school, but they were reluctant to do so, at least in part because they haven't been in law school for a decade.
I would not at all call it a "How Not to Be A Gunner" panel, which I agree would be dumb.