News and Announcements
EIW Participants -- Are You On Track?
EFFECTIVE INTERVIEWING GUIDES AND WEBCASTS
CDO has collected its interviewing skills resources on a single webpage. Just click on Career Development and Job Search Skills from the right sidebar and then select Interviewing. At a minimum, you should review the Detailed Interviewing Guide and at least one of the webcasts on the initial on-campus interviews well before the interviews begin on August 6. There's also a link to a 25 min. webcast recorded last year entitled "Top Ten EIW Prep Tips."
We bumped up a post we did last year on the CDO Newswire blog about dressing for EIW on our CDO Newswire. You can find it here.
1. Review the 2012 EIW/FIP webpage, EIW Mechanics, EIW FAQ as well as all the other resources we link to on the 2012 EIW/FIP webpage (Click on Jobs and Career Options from the right sidebar menu and then on Interview Programs).
2. Calendar the key EIW/FIP dates. You should do your best to keep the evenings of EIW free (some (though not many) firms host dinners for their interviewees) and also the following days up until school starts to do as many callbacks as possible.
3. Complete the b-Line Summer Evaluation Form (required) -- please try to take a minute and provide answers to the narrative questions, as these may be the most helpful to your classmates.
4. Per my 7/10 email, you need to pick up your transcripts (no need to order them -- an original transcript will be printed out automatically for each student) and make photocopies so you can give them to interviewers beginning on Monday, August 6th, the first day of interviews. See the email for dates times and locations (including our weekend hours on 8/4 and 8/5). You will need to show your student I.D., so bring it with you.
5. Keep your @berkeley email account under quota, in good working order, and make sure Terrence Galligan's email address and Marty Grenhart's email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) can get past your spam-filter. Your @berkeley account is where we will be sending all general EIW announcements.
6. Also, keep the email address in your b-Line profile up-to-date because that is the place we will send targeted messages that affect your particular EIW employer schedules.
7. Finalize your writing sample and list of references. And make sure you have multiple copies of them -- as well as extra copies of your resume and transcript -- with you at the Hotel each day of EIW (to distribute to interviewers and for use at the hospitality suites if you are asked for them).
UPDATES TO THE SPREADSHEETS ON THE EIW/FIP WEBPAGE
Remember that the information contained in the OCI Section of the b-Line is the most up-to-date information as to the employers who are coming to EIW and the class years for which they are interviewing. We've had a couple of cancellations -- but, also a several additions -- since the spreadsheets that we link to on the 2012 EIW/FIP website were prepared. For example, Vinson & Elkins is no longer interviewing for its Palo Alto office. You can find a list of these and other updates since we prepared the 7/13/12 versions of the spreadsheets on the homepage of b-Line (in the Announcements section).
LIVE EIW PREP PROGRAM
A reminder that our 2ND ANNUAL WHAT I WISH I HAD KNOWN FOR EIW Presentation will take place on Tuesday, July 31st in Boalt Room 134 from 6 to 8 PM. Recent grads with Big Law experience will be offering candid advice about the EIW process. A Q & A session will follow.We've extended the RSVP deadline to Friday, July 27th. Food will be provided to those who RSVP by the deadline. RSVP to Samorn Selim at email@example.com.