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For how many days do the law firms come and interview students?
a) 2 days
b) 3 days
c) 1 week
About how many firms come to interview students?
Where are the interviews held?
a) In a hotel
b) In the gymnasium
c) In the cafeteria
What do students hope to get?
a) A second interview
b) A job
How long do most interviews last ?
a) 30 minutes
b) 45 minutes
c) 1 hour
So, you're in law school, Travis.
Yes, I'm in law school.
Normally, how do you get a job after you finish law school?
Well, the law school that I'm at is considered to be a top-tier law school, and so my law school has a lot of
power to get companies to actually come to my law school, and interview with students at the school, and
the way my law school does it is every year, in the summer, the last week of summer before school starts,
they get about 700 firms to come for about one week and interview students on campus and it's called
early interview week so during this early interview week, basically the school rents out an entire hotel
and every firm will be there for about one day, so, it's like every day you have about 150, 200 firms on
any particular day. Each with their own room in the hotel, and so the students will wait in a common area
and when it's their time to interview they'll go to a hotel room and knock on the door and go inside and
interview with that firm and they'll get maybe 20 or 30 minutes with that firm, and then afterwards if the firm
likes them the firm might actually invite them to go to lunch or to go to a dinner that night and they'll
be selected so maybe every day, a firm will interview as many as 50 candidates, but only invite maybe 5 or 6
of them to go out to dinner with them that night, so this lasts about 4 or 5 days, and at the end of that,
other than being really tired, hopefully you've gotten a couple of job offers, well not job offers, but
basically an offer to come back to a second interview, which will hopefully, eventually lead to a job offer.
So, for the students it's quite difficult. Over the course of a week some students will interview with as
many as 25 firms, over a four or five day period, so they can be interviewing anywhere from five to as many
as ten firms in a single day. So if you're interviewing 10 firms in a singe day, each 30 minutes long, you're
going to be there a long time. At least 5 or 6 hours of straight interviewing, going from one room to the next
room to the next room, to the next room to interview with a firm.
So it's pretty exhausting.
It's really exhausting and I'm not looking forward to it at all.
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