Can you elaborate on the wierdo comment?
I plan to be myself. But I mean the nicer myself, the person who carefully reads body language and says nothing but nice things.
Should I learn about how to do a 50 state survey or any of that?
Also, they offered 11 weeks, but the Chicago schedule cuts into it. I thought they would be willing to extend it at the back end but they were evasive about it. (Bad sign?) Can I take exams early? Every day on campus is literally taking hundreds of $ out of my pocket.
I did exactly what Reaching suggested last year AND actually skipped the last week of classes so that I could start 2 weeks before everyone else. I took 9 credits - spring break accounting (3), take-home exam class (3) and paper class (3) - and managed to get 11 weeks in when I otherwise would have only gotten 9.
Def don't worry about 50 state surveys or any of that stuff (I think you're kidding, right?) and as far as don't be a weirdo... I didn't think this comment was specific to you because they liked you enough to hire you so they must think you're okay, but I've seen a number of situations where people get TOO comfortable after being at a firm (or anything for this matter) after a month or two and they let their interview
guard down and start getting too comfortable somewhere. So don't do that and you'll likely be fine.
If your firm is only going to offer 50% of people, there's not much you can do in the way of advance prep to be one of those 50%, it will likely come in the form of performance and interactions this summer in intangible ways that you probably can't even recognize.