094: How to Succeed at Your Summer Legal Job (with Sara O'Connor)
Published April 24, 2017
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    Welcome back! Today, we’re talking with Sara O'Connor, one of our law school and bar exam tutors, about setting yourself up for summer job success, regardless of the type of job you're going to be doing. Summer law jobs can come with a lot of pressure. There are many things to consider when trying to make a good impression; work product, work ethic, and interpersonal skills are key factors. Tune in for a preview of life as a summer associate or intern, along with tips for getting the most out of the experience (including a job offer).

    In this episode, we discuss:

    • What makes someone a successful summer associate or legal intern
    • How to approach your assignments
    • Strategies for managing your workload
    • Speaking up: asking for assignments and constructive feedback
    • Successfully working with support staff
    • Some of the factors on which you will be evaluated, and remembering that you, too, are evaluating the experience with the employer

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    Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Episode-94-Summer-Job-Success-w-Sara-OConnor.pdf)

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