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Starting as an intern OKI market. Tell me how my first conversation with my relationship partner/mentor should go? I want 2 things: I want to be in my home city and I want to be in FDD. Eventually.

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Don’t mention FDD if you are in a different line now. We had an intern who wanted a different subset of service and he did not get the offer. Why would they hire you if you are pretty much saying “I don’t want to be here, I’m leaving” Maybe don’t say your home market either. In order to make partnership they look for you to broaden your work load. Ie Do a tour in another country

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Don’t bring either up until you get a full time offer, already asking for these things are a good way to not get an offer.

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Lol you’re not even working at the firm yet and didn’t even get an offer yet. Shouldn’t take about any of that. It comes with time once you actually start working. And bring it up to your career coach before a partner

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That'll start you off on the wrong foot already. You can get your cities moved but there's a reason they continually tell you during recruiting to intern in the city you want to be in. Don't mention it to anyone until you've proven you're decent. They're cutting back on associate hiring so you don't want to jeopardize an offer by making your elimination easy.

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I want my home market, not thinking about being a partner right now. I meant to ask what that conversation should sound like

As an intern or new associate you don’t get what you want you are placed where you needed since no one knows you

Well gosh, I’m glad I asked!

Are you interning in a different city than your home city?

Yes

Ok. I’ve heard conflicting advice, where I should make my intentions known from the rip. Idk, I just want to do it right.

I don't think it's taboo to ask about a different city as long as you're not demanding it. Circumstances change and maybe there's a reason OP didn't initially ask to intern at home and now wants to move back. I asked to start FT in a different market because I was planning to move, turned down the offer because it was still too far from the city I was moving to, ended up not moving because life, and got my offer back 9 months later. Do a good job and don't be a dick about your asks. They will work with you if they like you

Another vote for keeping your mouth shut if you want an offer. As a partner, I might help you connect with another office or service line, but I’d never make you an offer over another qualified candidate who actually wanted the job.

Further info, I was offered an opportunity to intern based on need outside of the normal recruiting cycle (in other words, i worked with a recruiter for the whole market trying to fill a position). They have an idea that I am from my home city , but I am well aware that I will need to interview in that city in order to get an offer there. I’m not opposed to misrepresenting my intent, but it makes me uncomfortable. I just don’t want to fuck it all up, and I know I need some coaching on how to make the switch. I also know that the conversation about my future starts as soon as I meet with my coach/relationship partner.

But I’ll just focus on killing it during my internship and let the chips fall where they may

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