If you'll be sending out resumes for summer jobs, you can actually write your cover letters now. If you personalize the cover letters, it takes more time than you think. Since the resumes can first be sent out as you are hectically studying for finals, I should have just written them all up way ahead of time. You should basically know now everything you'll put in initial mailers, since grades won't come out till mid-January to mid-February. If you wait that long, you'll miss out on some job possibilities. So those who have great undergraduate GPAs end up with a bit of an advantage.Don't expect to get a paying job first summer, though. Supposedly almost everyone is able to get paid for their second summer, though. Consider alternatives such as summer school or a semester abroad over the summer your first year.
Wow, Felsen, great advice! Especially to get started on cover letter writing. I have to admit that I've reformatted my resume already for law school jobs, but hadn't thought about cover letters. Since I'll be applying in a very limited Dallas-Austin-Houston area (family in Austin and all that), I really have my work cut out for me.Here's a stupid question (but it's Sunday and I've somehow managed to start worrying about this) - do you think it's better to sit towards the front or the back of the room in class. Why? The thought of having the same seat for the whole semester is sort of weird - it's been a while, if ever, since I've had a class with assigned seating.
Quote from: Jumus on July 20, 2007, 12:15:43 AMYou got that email too, huh? I signed up for the Levinson book because it seems like it might spark some interesting debate.Also, I'm going to spend this Saturday and Sunday looking for a place in Austin. What should I expect to pay in Hyde Park for a studio or 1-bedroom? (It doesn't have to be pretty, I could live in a pool shed as long as it has Internet access and a campus bus stop.)Yeah, I did. Not sure if I want to sign up or not yet - it might be nice to have a break in the middle of the day instead.I'd say a nice 1-br in Hyde Park will run you about $800/month, and could be more or less depending on proximity to campus, bus route, etc. I'd drive around Hyde Park if I were you and call numbers on those little "for lease" signs - a lot of times residents may have a studio outback they're renting. And those will be cheaper than what you can find with apt locators. Also brouse Craigslist, though most of that stuff is probably gone - it's very active in late May through June, when people's leases run out.If you want to look further in town, but still on the bus route, price will go down to 600 or so and commute will go up significantly.
You got that email too, huh? I signed up for the Levinson book because it seems like it might spark some interesting debate.Also, I'm going to spend this Saturday and Sunday looking for a place in Austin. What should I expect to pay in Hyde Park for a studio or 1-bedroom? (It doesn't have to be pretty, I could live in a pool shed as long as it has Internet access and a campus bus stop.)