wonder what kind of impact this will have on summer stipends...
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just to get an opinion from people:
i had a callback about 2 1/2 weeks ago at a nyc biglaw firm and havent heard back from them yet. I checked my e-mail on friday and I had just received an invitation for a cocktail reception for "perspective 2008 summer associates" do you think this is something they send to all people who got callbacks? does this mean i have an offer and have not found out yet? should i call the firm and ask?
I would just wait. The hiring committees don't always meet when they think they will, so it could (unfortunately) take longer than they led you to believe.
I interviewed at a place that had weekly meetings with the committee. Anyway, the partner called today after it had been 15 days and said he was sorry about the wait, but that they just met, everyone loved me, and they wanted me to work for them. So, I would just bear with it. Give it two and a half weeks, then call I hope it comes through for you though...
How would this work if you don't drink (religious restrictions or otherwise)?
Whatever, I have asked that question and it did not stop me from getting callbacks. I get tired of the question, "why this firm", but everyone asks it and I answer anyway. I agree, though, that there are better questions to ask. I typically ask about cross-border work, since I am interested in working internationally.
After a call back interview, generally how long does it take to hear back? If I interviewed on Monday, what would the normal time frame be for BIGLAW?
if your interview is in the morning you will be invited to lunch, afternoon interviews generally don't include meal. (eat on your own, send receipt to firm)
After a really good round of first interviews, I've had several callbacks extended. A few questions: first, how many should I go on to realistically expect a job offer? second, what is the protocol for declining interviews? third, how far out can I schedule callbacks without the firm thinking I'm making them my last resort (ie, would scheduling callbacks for early october be too far off)? Our career services office sucks and is swamped with questions or I would just them. Tyia...