I haven’t secured a summer associate role. 1) How bad will this affect my chances of getting into a big law associate role next summer, or 2) am I too late?

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What is the best way to prepare for a summer associate role in BigLaw (V100 firm)? Any books, YouTube channels, or other resources resources you would recommend?

Up until last weekend, I was in the recruitment process for a summer associate role at EY-Parthenon Strategy, London UK. They sent me an email saying the program was cancelled due to covid, but I've heard nothing about this from any other source, so I'm a little suspicious...

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Hello! I just passed the patent bar a couple of months ago so I'm applying to my first patent agent roles. However, I only have a masters in law, not a JD, so I have no summer associate experience, and every position wants experience first. How did some of you other patent agents get your first positions if you've never worked in a law firm before? Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thank you so much!

I’m a third-year associate with an Am Law 200, doing mostly transactional corporate/M&A work. I took the job right out of law school after working at the firm as a summer associate, but my goal has always been to move to a position with more litigation work. I've learned that there aren’t any litigation opportunities within my firm, so I'm looking for positions elsewhere. Any advice on next steps to make this transition and what the market might be like for a junior associate with my experience?

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Night student (fulltime lit. paralegal) looking for 2021 summer associate position. OCI postponed..should I email alumni at big firms to chat/network? Is that welcomed? Decent grades & on law review.

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Laid off from AMLaw200 firm due to coronavirus. Had great grades first year of law school. Top of class. Able to secure summer associate position at this firm, led to first year associate position. But I did poorly after the first year of law school and graduated below 3.0 gpa. Do I have a shot at another big law firm? Seems that so many place an emphasis on grades rather than relevant experience. *sigh*

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How long after MBB final round interviews did you get an acceptance/rejection? (Post-MBA summer associate position)

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Hubby is interviewing w. Bain and BCG in early Jan for MBA summer associate role. Anyone down to case with him?

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I’m currently an MBA summer associate at Deloitte. Trying to decide if I should re-recruit again for MBB in the fall. Thoughts on: work-life balance and exit opps between firms?

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At Deloitte now. laid off last year while on medical leave. Landed a new job with the help of a senior mentor and vouched for me not knowing my medical limitations. I just had to take sick leave again on the first project out of the gate. Dr is recommending 40 hours a week which will not fit the requirements of my director role. I feel like I need to switch roles to a non client facing role to be realistic in my health limitations. How do I make the switch and have the convo with w my mentor?

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Had first interview with CGI for a director role. What is this company like to work for?

I currently work in pharma and I never intended to do it long term. But it’s great pay. Very stable. Working on TV. I love my team and creative directors, and it’s likely I’ll get promoted in spring. But there’s another senior role opening on the retail side at my agency. Tougher CDs, a lot less stability, but possibly better opportunities. What would you do? 🆘

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Industry exit ops for consultants?

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Anyone on here come from or exit to VW or Audi (or know anyone who works there)? They have a lot of interesting jobs posted on LinkedIn - wondering what the culture is like.

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Received an offer as a senior fund accountant, but I’m not 100% sure fund accounting would be for me. I feel like it may limit exposure and potential future opportunities compared to a typical senior accounting role. It’s a great company so I’m having trouble making a decision.

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Hiring a photographer (friend of a friend) for an hour to take pics during my proposal. He asked what my budget is - anyone had experience with hiring photographers? What's appropriate $ for an hr?

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Any BCG fish know if the firm offers relocation assistance for someone accepting a corporate function role which requires a move?

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A recruiter PM’d me on LinkedIn asking if I’d be interested in a mid-weight copywriter role. I’m currently a global ECD. Recruiters: Talented people need these roles. Do your damn jobs and help!

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Is it a better exit strategy to get deep technical experience or strategy experience? I was told during recruiting that 1 year here = 2 year in industry, but I’m not seeing how that trickles into tech

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Got an offer for a role I love. Spoke with management, and the CDO. Ended up offering me 15k less than original, saying they rolled back some qualifications. What gives? Is HR holding money back

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Associate at laid back small firm (15 attys) with 5 yrs exp weighing lateral to AmLaw200 for corporate/M&A. Current firm has no billable req (avg. about 1600 a year) while new firm has 2000 hour req. I’d make at around 50k more per year by lateraling, but concerned with the work life balance and exit opps from biglaw in a few years (envisioning 2-3 years once I have paid off debt). I’d also make partner at current firm in about 2 yrs FWIW. Thoughts from those who have made a similar jump?

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Differences between an Account Strategist role and Account Manager role?

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Anyone who made the jump from ACN to a non-technical role in Tech willing to chat? Looking for general guidance as I look more long term. Thanks!

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BCG Fish - anyone willing to make a referral for your Expert Track?

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4 years into career. I have two offers on the table. One from another Big4 firm and one from medium sized firm. Same role. Same level (SCon). Smaller firm paying 20k more. Worth staying Big4? Or go 🤑

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General question / opinion. How does the general industry view seniors that leave prior to making manager. Do hiring managers and recruiters view those individuals as people who couldn't "hack it" or

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Best consulting firms in Houston for Healthcare?

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Grabbing dinner with a former classmate who works at McK and she says $50 dinner expense limit, WTF...is that real??????!

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What is the EY severance package ?

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Marriott recommendations in McLean Virginia?

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I'm really struggling with focus & could use some coping tips, if anyone has some. I live alone & am hundreds of miles from my family. I've been in isolation for months (My firm is still doing 100% WFH). Everything feels so overwhelming and coping with being lonely and being sad is getting harder and harder. I'm coming up on a crazy Q4. I'm low on hours for the yr so I need to go all-in on work for the next 2 months, but I'm not sure how to make it happen. Any recommendations?

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Hi fish, I am looking for some advice as for the best timing to inform the project team and submit resignation. Suppose my start date with the next employer is 15th Feb, should I resign end of Jan and inform project team prior to that? Going to need h1b transfer well.

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Working @ ACN Consulting doing tech implementation work and have the opportunity to jump to an in-house strategy role for a Fortune 500. Would this be considered negative in the eyes of admissions? I’m @ 2 YOE and I was going try to try stuck around another 2 years until matriculation but I hate the work I’m doing right now :(( Targeting M7

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Whats Senior I Oracle salary at EY in the midwest?

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Final interview was yesterday and I just saw the company reposted the role today. FML! 😔

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Hey all US fishes - I’m selling my like new IWC Portugueser Chrono, asking $5000 USD. It’s just been serviced by IWC, has a brand new black IWC strap, plus the box & all papers, plus I’ll throw in the leather IWC travel pouch. Figured I’d offer my fellow fishes first dibs before I send it off to DavidSW.

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