2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear to a company golf outing — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on what to wear to a work-related golf event, or our entire post on what to wear to summer associate events. What do you wear … Read More about What to Wear to a Company Golf Outing
Internships / Summer Jobs / Summer Associateships
Internships, summer jobs, summer associates... there are a lot of names for what basically amounts to a 10-week interview. Here is some of our best advice.
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on when do you offer to pay for your share of lunch — links have also been updated below. What is good business lunch etiquette where interns or summer associates are concerned — when should you offer to pay for your share of lunch? In general, when in … Read More about Business Lunch Etiquette: When Do You Offer to Pay?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to make your first day on the job a great day— links have also been updated below. With interns everywhere starting soon (to say nothing of college graduates), I thought we should have an open thread about what your best advice is for the first … Read More about First Day on the Job: How to Make Your First Day a GREAT Day
2018 Update: We still stand by this big NO on the question of “can you mix different black fabrics to create a suit,” but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion of how to wear a black dress with a non-matching blazer. Can you mix different black fabrics to form a … Read More about Can You Mix Different Black Fabrics to Create a “Suit”?
When can interns wear statement pieces like necklaces or shoes? Reader C, a law student, wonders…. I am a current law student preparing for a summer internship. I’ve been reading through a lot of your old posts trying to get a gauge on appropriate office wear. My question is about shoes. I’m wondering how far … Read More about Statement Pieces and the Intern
2017 Update: We still stand by our advice on what to wear to a business casual networking event, but you may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. A lot of companies and networking groups have parties for students over the holidays — I can remember attending more than a … Read More about What “Business Casual” Means for Students Who Are Networking
If there’s a networking events for alumni, can you go even if you’ll know no one there? Reader S wonders… I just received an invitation to what looks like a really interesting and fun networking event for a BigLaw firm I used to work at. The invite went out to all its “women alumni.” Normally … Read More about Alumni Networking – When You Know No One
2018 Update: Because so many of the below pieces are sold out, if you’re looking for advice on how to build a professional wardrobe for $150, you may instead want to check out our recent advice on how to buy an entire work wardrobe with no money. I know a lot of readers love Target … Read More about How to Build a Professional Wardrobe for $150
2018 Update: We love the readers’ input on what to wear to a company picnic or to watch baseball with coworkers — you may also want to check out our entire guide to tricky summer associate events just like this! What do you wear to attend a company picnic and watch a baseball game — … Read More about What to Wear to a Company Picnic or to Watch Baseball with Coworkers
Do you have to wear pantyhose in the summer? The pantyhose-at-the-office question comes up so often, but I don’t think we’ve addressed it in a while — and Reader N wonders… I had a question about wearing pantyhose. I’m about to start my first internship in finance (a mid-sized hedge fund) this summer and I’m … Read More about Pantyhose in the Summer
Reader K asks about the merits of cheap suits for women… I’m in the process of changing from a career where pajamas are appropriate work attire to something more “professional” and need all the help I can get. I have been shopping for an interview suit (my first ever and I am almost 40!) and … Read More about Cheap Suits: How Low Can You Go?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on Greek affiliations and your resume — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent resume advice, including the 6 resume rules for 2017. (If you’re looking for on-campus interview tips and resources we’ve rounded up all of our best advice here.) … Read More about Greek Affiliations and Your Resume