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1Ls: Your 2L Summer Job Search
Even though it's only February!
1Ls: We know it must seem way too early to be thinking about your 2L summer job before many of you have nailed down your 1L summer job plans. However, the summer job search in your 2L happens much, much earlier. For the private sector, it begins in August. There is a lot of ground to cover with you all before classes end and everyone goes into finals mode. So, we've developed two series of programs that will take place over the course of the rest of the semester -- one for the private sector search, and one for a public interest/public sector search -- that will help you hit the ground running.
The series begins on Wednesday, February 26th. You can find the complete private sector series list, with descriptions, dates, start times, and locations here. You can find the public interest/public sector list here. You should enter these programs into your calendars as soon as you can.
We realize that your initial (and quite natural) reaction to this email may be to increase your stress level – and we wish we could think of a way around this. Our hope, however, is that these programs will ultimately have the opposite effect. They will help de-mystify the process and arm you with the knowledge necessary to best position yourself career-wise. While you can’t control market conditions in the legal job market, you can control how informed you are about how the legal employer hiring process works, the effect that changes in the legal industry are having on that process, how to research employers, what to ask them, the details about bidding and interviewing strategy, and the various job search alternatives to our on-campus interview programs.
Our programs are designed to give you this knowledge . . . and knowledge (we’ve said it before) is power.
Remember, we are here to meet with you – either by formal appointment, or during designated office hours (or any other time that we are not otherwise engaged) – to address any of your career concerns.