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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: What should a 1L summer look like?
« on: January 18, 2009, 07:34:51 PM »
It's just commonly known at firms that a lot of schools create extra RA gigs if they have extra students without jobs.   

Yeah, that's definitely true, but firms will be able to tell from your GPA whether you are one of those people they have to create a job for or whether you are someone who could have done something else but chose to be an RA. (And yes, we are out there!) I get that having an RA gig is often a signal that you were unable to get another job. But if it's clear from everything else (you have a high GPA, you interview well, etc.) that you are not one of those people who got stuck being an RA, then the reason for not doing it doesn't apply to you, and you shouldn't dismiss it right away if you are really excited about it and you can get an RA-ship with a well-known prof.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: What should a 1L summer look like?
« on: January 18, 2009, 10:14:30 AM »
Didn't read the whole thread but wanted to comment on what someone said on the first page about how being a research assistant during your 1L summer is seen as "backup." That's not true if you're an assistant for a professor who is famous in the field. If you have an opportunity to work for a professor who is well-known, that's actually a great 1L job - it's paid and provides a great reference. I did that last summer, and during OCI and fall interviewing every interviewer who had gone to my school was excited to talk about him, having class with him, what a smart guy he is, how awesome it must have been to work for him, etc. Even interviewers who hadn't gone to my school wanted to talk about it because they knew who he was.

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I live not too far from Jolie on the Old West side, about a 12-15 minute walk depending on how fast I'm walking. I love it out here - it's cheaper, quieter, and to be honest sometimes the walk is nice (and I'm a cold weather person so I don't mind the winter). That being said, next year I'm moving a block away from the law quad... I guess I decided to switch it up a little. If anyone has questions about the old west side i would be happy to answer them!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: .
« on: January 14, 2009, 12:42:44 PM »

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Do you folks normally send one thank-you to the recruiting coordinator after an interview, and ask him/her to extend your thanks to your interviewers? This is what our school's Career Services Office suggests doing, although they said that if you really "clicked" with a certain interviewer, it's cool if you send a personalized thank-you to that specific person.

Or, do you guys still send individual thank-yous to every single interviewer?

Thanks!

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Where is the hospitality table? I looked for it today and could not find it...

And what is this "CD" everyone keeps talking about??

Hospitality table is in the student lounge (Rm 200).  Bunch of chairs/couches pulled around a table... I think on your right as you walk in?

The CD is the DVD that they sent with the acceptance package.

Seeing the word "hospitality" just makes me want to vomit right now

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2L/3Ls hanging around:

What the hell is a hospitality suite?  Is there good food involved?

1. Change your sig.

2. Yes, there is food.  There is also other free stuff.  And people to hand your resume to if you don't already have an interview.

Does the resume have to be on the good paper?  I'm assuming it does...


I hope not.. I printed mine on normal paper.  I had read that employers caring about paper quality was a thing of the past, due largely to them preferring/being used to receiving digital files and often printing them themselves.

I did mine on normal paper fwiw

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The gf moved up here as well. She will be going to WCC (community college which is surprisingly nice and close to our campus as well) for their radiography program. We're actually going job hunting for her today. Any suggestions from anyone on good places to work in the Ann Arbor area? So far we're thinking Whole Foods or Sam's Club.

trader joe's!

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Unfortunately you are probably going to Rick's after the MAP dinner. Actually, there are probably a bunch of poor MAPlets at Rick's as we speak. Sad.

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I can say that the school and town are amazing.

Agreed.  The school is amazing in person.  The photos don't do it justice. 

Ann Arbor is cool, but I can tell it's going to get old quickly.

Hey now, don't get too optimistic or anything. :P

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