Updates from Hire Ground
Do Not Renege on an Accepted Offer
One of the toughest parts of a job search can be deciding which offer to accept. Remember, once you have accepted an offer it is crucial that you honor your commitment to the employer. Reneging on an accepted offer can tarnish your professional reputation, so only accept an offer if you intend to honor that
February 22, 2024
RSVP Protocol: If you respond “yes” to an event, go!
Firms track student attendance at their receptions, including no-shows. If, for any reason, you cannot attend an event to which you have RSVP’d “yes” please let the firm know by sending them an email before the event. When it comes to attending events in general, consider the following rubric of scenarios. Best: If you plan
February 15, 2024
Making the Most of Employer Events
As you know many firms are hosting events for 1Ls this spring. You may not know, however, the purpose of attending. As your first step in EIP preparation, use the events to learn more about the firms, their attorneys, and their work- information that can help you differentiate the firms from one another and be
February 15, 2024
Understanding 2L Summer Expectations With Your 1L Summer Firm Employer
If you are planning to join a large law firm for 1L summer, do you have a clear sense of the firm’s expectations for 2L summer? If all goes well this summer, does the firm require a “touchback,” meaning 2-4 weeks at the firm during 2L summer, to receive a permanent offer from the firm?
February 13, 2024
Following Up After Events
After attending employer events, many students wonder about following up with those they met at the event. After a particularly good or lengthy conversation with an attorney, or if an attorney or recruiter encourages you to follow up, it is entirely appropriate to follow up with an email. This can be as simple as thanking
February 6, 2024