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Summer Associate Secrets to Success and Mistakes to Avoid

by Proskauer Rose LLP | June 14, 2021

Navigating the ins and outs of your summer associate program can be daunting. Here are 10 tips to help you shine as a summer associate.

Perfect Zoom Backgrounds for Lawyers & Law Students

by Ashley Reed & Mary Kate Sheridan | June 09, 2021

Going virtual doesn't mean you have to sacrifice professionalism (or style!). Check out these Zoom backgrounds for all your legal meetings and events.

Ten Tips for the Virtual OCI Process

by Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP | June 01, 2021

OCI is fast approaching, and many firms will continue to interview law students virtually. These tips will help you get organized and prepare for interview day.

How to Use the ‘5 Whys’ to Clarify Your Career Goals

by Jenny Sloop Johnson | May 21, 2021

The 5 Whys is a "root cause" framework that can help you understand what makes you unique, prep for interviews, and decide between job offers.

How to Create a Law Firm Bid List for OCI [Infographic]

by Mary Kate Sheridan | May 18, 2021

Selecting a list of law firms for OCI can be daunting. Check out this infographic for four tips to help you research and narrow your bid list.

5 Post-Law-School Job Search Tips

by Ashley Reed | May 11, 2021

If you’re graduating from law school but still don’t have a job lined up, you’re not alone. Here are five tips to help you jumpstart your legal career.

22 Interview Questions You Need to Nail to Work for Elon Musk

by Derek Loosvelt | May 11, 2021

Here are the behavioral and technical questions you'll need to answer to land an internship with SpaceX.

Vault's Top-Ranked Internship Programs for Training and Mentoring

by Vault Careers | May 06, 2021

In the following videos, professionals from top-ranked internship programs speak about their programs' focus on formal and informal training and mentoring.

Tips for Approaching & Successfully Completing Summer Associate Assignments

by Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | May 05, 2021

As a summer associate, you’ll tackle real legal work and explore your practice interests. Here are eight ways to maximize your summer assignments.

Lessons Learned from Virtual OCI

by Mary Kate Sheridan | May 04, 2021

This past year, many law schools and law firms shifted to remote interviewing due to COVID-19. Here are five takeaways from this virtual recruiting season.