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 new resume rules. (If you’re looking for OCI advice, we’ve rounded up all of our best advice here.) Should your Greek affiliations be … Read More about Greek Affiliations and Your Resume
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.
Should she accept a job offer on the spot? How else can she prepare for an exit interview for her summer gig? Reader J wonders… The summer is coming to a close and soon to be 3L’s who happened to land a summer job are waiting anxiously and eagerly for the famous “exit interview.” I, … Read More about Should You Accept a Job Offer On the Spot?
2016 Update: I still agree with all of my advice in this post, but you can also check out our most recent discussion on what not to wear to work here. – Kat We’ve had a few great conversations on here about summer internships and summer associates (including what not to DO at your internship) and … Read More about What NOT to Wear as an Intern or Summer Associate
What are your best tips for dressing professionally for summer? It can be a challenge when you’re trying to look polished and not sweaty or wilted!
I’ve moved far too many times, particularly in my early 20s when I was interning a lot. (My record is 8 different addresses between April 1997 and April 1999, not even counting 2-week “pitstops” at my parents’ house to unpack everything I needed while interning and repack everything I needed for college.) Things have settled … Read More about The Type A Guide to Moving (Our Best Moving Tips!)
2022 Update: I still agree with my advice in this post, but you can also check out our latest discussion on what not to wear to work. So there’s this great piece on USA Today about how “business casual” can be confusing to some people — this one 24-year-old PR executive was shocked (shocked, we tell you!) when … Read More about What NOT to Wear to the Office
Here are my best tips on how to use LinkedIn if you’re junior — including why I think LinkedIn is a way to recognize an already-present relationship, not a way to begin a friendship.
Reader S, a recent graduate, has a question that, unfortunately, I think a lot of people will be interested in: what should you do when the job hunt drags on (and on)? May I suggest a post on attorneys who, despite trying everything feasible, cannot find sustainable employment? I understand the whole “work for free” … Read More about When The Job Hunt Drags On…
Ever had the urge to indulge your inner Anna Wintour and act as the fashion police? Reader M has a question along these lines… Can we do a story on the extent to which permanent hires (i.e. me) can give unsolicited fashion advice to interns? I have worked in private practice for a number of … Read More about Can You Give Unsolicited Fashion Advice to Interns?
Is it a bad idea for an intern to carry a $9000 bag?
2016 Update: We still stand by the below advice — but if you’d like to check out our more recent discussion on how not to gain weight as a summer associate, you can check it out here. Summer is nearly upon us! As law school, business school, and college interns flood the workforce, calendars fill … Read More about How Not to Gain Weight Over the Summer Recruiting Season
We’re getting a lot of questions from readers about this article at Above the Law. For example, from one reader: I am a 2L at law school and about to start as a summer associate at a law firm in Washington, D.C. There was an article on Above the Law about an event in Chicago … Read More about What Not to Wear, Chicago Bar Style