swan87 wrote:Current 1Ls: How is the summer job search going?
Almost everyone I know either has interviews lined up or has pretty good prospects. I know a couple people who have their internships locked down. The only people I know who don't have interviews yet are those who either a) just started looking in the past few weeks or b) sent out only one or two applications. Both of those are both poor decisions and there's no reason to put yourself in either situation. I don't even know how many I sent out, but I'd have to guess it was around 20 and I started talking to connections in December and started sending out applications in the beginning of January. I had two interviews, with one resulting in an offer, and I have four coming up in the next two weeks. Four of those interviews were the results of cold calling, meaning I had no connections and just sent my material anyway. The other two interviews, well I can't say whether or not there was a direct correlation with getting the interviews, but I had connections. So while it definitely helps to have connections, it also doesn't necessarily hurt you if you don't have any.
(I blame my 3 edits on having the flu.)