What should you wear for your internship or summer associateship? Welcome to the first installment of our Summer Associate Series! Name aside, we hope this series will be helpful to ANY intern, whether you’re a law student or another woman interning in a conservative office for the summer. First up in our series: WHAT TO … Read More about Summer Associate Style: What to Wear For Your Internship
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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.
2018 Update: We still like these interview tote bags, but you may want to check out our most recent roundup of the best work bags! Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the … Read More about The Hunt: Interview Tote Bags
2016 Update: Check out our latest discussion on dining etiquette for professional women. What are your best business lunch tips for newbies? What would you say are the key rules of etiquette that women new to the corporate world need to know? Our list of the Top 10 Things to Know About a Business Lunch” is still one of … Read More about Business Lunch Tips for Newbies
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
2020 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
Today’s reader mail is from a reader who wonders what to wear to a business casual networking event — in the winter. Obviously, a lot of companies and networking groups have parties for students over the holidays — I can remember attending more than a few in my younger years. The perennial question, as Reader … Read More about What to Wear to a Business Casual Networking Event
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
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