Internship helpful later on?

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Cradle6
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Internship helpful later on?

Postby Cradle6 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:37 pm

I'm starting law school in the fall I've previously graduated from undergrad.

I've been offered an internship as an assistant to a senator in my state, and though it sounds like an amazing job, the position is completely unpaid and will interfere with my plans to go to admitted students' weekends, as well as other plans.

Some people are telling me that I'd be crazy not to take this internship, as it might open a lot of doors later on, helping me land better internships during law school, and other sentiments.

I'm skeptical about its impact.

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malleus discentium
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Re: Internship helpful later on?

Postby malleus discentium » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:45 pm

Is the alternative just bumming around until the fall? Or do you have a paid position to take otherwise? It's not going to have much relevance, but it's better than having a gap for several months on your resume.

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Re: Internship helpful later on?

Postby Cradle6 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:57 pm

I have a paid job now, so there's no resume gap.

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Ron Don Volante
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Re: Internship helpful later on?

Postby Ron Don Volante » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:02 pm

is this a state senator or a US senator? can't tell by the wording

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Re: Internship helpful later on?

Postby Cradle6 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:13 pm

Ron Don Volante wrote:is this a state senator or a US senator? can't tell by the wording

State senator.

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Re: Internship helpful later on?

Postby Ron Don Volante » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:19 pm

Oh. Is working in or around the leg in this state/being a local politician possibly in your long-term plan?

If so, maybe? And if so, why law school? If not, no way.

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Re: Internship helpful later on?

Postby malleus discentium » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:51 pm

Cradle6 wrote:I have a paid job now, so there's no resume gap.

Then no, do not take this internship.

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Re: Internship helpful later on?

Postby Pragmatic Gun » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:27 pm

SPeaking of resume gap, I am leaving my job soon so I can travel for a few months and play chess competitively. Would this gap look suspect to the law school or future employers? I am heading to law school in the fall as well.

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Re: Internship helpful later on?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:51 pm

Pragmatic Gun wrote:SPeaking of resume gap, I am leaving my job soon so I can travel for a few months and play chess competitively. Would this gap look suspect to the law school or future employers? I am heading to law school in the fall as well.

Shouldn't be an issue

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Re: Internship helpful later on?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:09 pm

Pragmatic Gun wrote:SPeaking of resume gap, I am leaving my job soon so I can travel for a few months and play chess competitively. Would this gap look suspect to the law school or future employers? I am heading to law school in the fall as well.


nerd alert

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Re: Internship helpful later on?

Postby Ron Don Volante » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:53 pm

Pragmatic Gun wrote:SPeaking of resume gap, I am leaving my job soon so I can travel for a few months and play chess competitively. Would this gap look suspect to the law school or future employers? I am heading to law school in the fall as well.

wouldn't be an issue




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