DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

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DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:09 pm

DOT Honors Attorney recruiter here. DOT will be hiring 4-5 members of the class of 2020 to add to its Honors Program. This will be the second year of our adjustment to an annual hiring plan, with two classes in the program concurrently. Last's year's thread is here: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=295570&hilit=dot+honors, with prior years' threads linked there. General program information is here: https://www.transportation.gov/administrations/office-general-counsel/honors-attorney-program Check those out for questions/answers. Post any other questions here, and I'll answer what I can. Good luck!

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:14 pm

Bumping now that interviews are starting up.

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:30 pm

I had my initial interview about two weeks ago and was informed call-backs would be conducted in October. Did anyone else who interviewed get a more specific timeframe (i.e. beginning of October, end, etc.)? Thanks!

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:46 pm

I haven't heard anything yet, ought I be concerned?

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:50 pm

OP here. The hiring committee is just now getting a critical mass of the first round evaluations, so I would not expect to hear about second round interview for another couple of weeks.

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:58 pm

If we haven't had a 1st round interview yet, are we SOL?

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Asdfghjklasdfghjkl » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If we haven't had a 1st round interview yet, are we SOL?


I have a first round interview this week. It was last minute. I think you could still be in the running

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:26 pm

I had a first round interview last week as well.

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby sam509 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:15 pm

I had a first round interview on 9/19 over the phone. I didn't get to ask when applicants would hear about second rounds, but I'm assuming early October?

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:52 pm

sam509 wrote:I had a first round interview on 9/19 over the phone. I didn't get to ask when applicants would hear about second rounds, but I'm assuming early October?

Going off of last year's topic, it looks that way. I submitted my application at just about the very last minute and had my 1st round interview on 9/20. I would think that means they are done with the 1st-round.

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:17 pm

OP recruiter here. First round interviews should be pretty much done, but there may be a few stragglers doing some at the last minute. Second round interviews should occur in mid-late-October. I am not involved in the process of selecting/notifying second round candidates, but would expect that to take place over the next few weeks.

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:40 pm

Has anyone heard back regarding a second-round interview?

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Turkeyturkey » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard back regarding a second-round interview?



Nope. First round was in August

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:46 pm

My interviewer (late August) said she expected decisions to be at the very end of September into early October - so next week or the week after sounds like the right timeline, for what it's worth.

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:20 pm

Does anyone know if they will reach out to us if they decide not to conduct a call-back? From last year's posts it looks like people just never heard back and didn't receive a rejection email.

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:19 am

Received a second round invitation this morning!

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:18 am

Starting to get discouraged!

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:29 am

Did all of the second-round notifications go out at once?

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did all of the second-round notifications go out at once?

2018 thread has 2nd round invites going out in waves over a couple weeks. May just be the first of several waves....

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:33 am

Has anyone else received a callback?

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby tidnab123 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:Received a second round invitation this morning!


Which state do you go to school in if you don't mind me asking? I know the DOT is organized in regions based by state(s) so I'm just curious if you're in the same region as me. Congrats!

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby tidnab123 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:DOT Honors Attorney recruiter here. DOT will be hiring 4-5 members of the class of 2020 to add to its Honors Program. This will be the second year of our adjustment to an annual hiring plan, with two classes in the program concurrently. Last's year's thread is here: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=295570&hilit=dot+honors, with prior years' threads linked there. General program information is here: https://www.transportation.gov/administrations/office-general-counsel/honors-attorney-program Check those out for questions/answers. Post any other questions here, and I'll answer what I can. Good luck!


Do the different DOT regions send out second-round invites at different times, or are they all sent out at the same time, regardless of region?

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:50 pm

All honors attorneys are stationed in DC, so I don't know why they'd go by region.

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby tidnab123 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:All honors attorneys are stationed in DC, so I don't know why they'd go by region.


They are all stationed out of D.C., but there are different recruiters responsible for each region and the schools in those regions. For example, Region 5 covers Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan. That's why I was just curious if maybe one region has sent out callbacks, while others haven't. I agree it would make sense they all go out at once and this could be a total long shot, but I just figured I would ask the recruiter on here!

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Re: DOT Honors Program 2020 Hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone else received a callback?


I got a callback offer on 10/7, so there's definitely still hope! Second interviews are the last week of October.



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