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Summer Associate Tips for Success

by Winston & Strawn LLP | July 22, 2021

Winston & Strawn’s Hiring Committee Chair William O’Neil offers advice to help aspiring lawyers stand out during OCI and make the most of their summer.

On Campus Interview Prep Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Vault Law Editors | July 14, 2021

Preparation is key to making a good first impression during OCI. Use this OCI Prep Checklist to help you get ready for your screeners.

A Day in the Life: Law Firm Summer Associate

by Efat Elsherif, White & Case LLP | July 12, 2021

Follow one summer associate through their day working in the summer program at White & Case.

Top Questions to Ask to Determine If a Law Firm Is the Best Fit

by Caitlin Cahow | July 06, 2021

Asking questions during OCI and callbacks will provide insight into life at the law firm. Here are some tips for ideal questions to ask in your next interview.

Post-Bar Exam Travel: Unwind with These Bar Trip Ideas

by Ashley Reed | June 29, 2021

Feeling the travel itch after taking the bar exam? From your backyard to across the ocean, read on for post-bar trip ideas in a COVID-19 world.

Summer Associate Secrets to Success and Mistakes to Avoid

by Proskauer Rose LLP | June 14, 2021

Navigating the ins and outs of your summer associate program can be daunting. Here are 10 tips to help you shine as a summer associate.

Perfect Zoom Backgrounds for Lawyers & Law Students

by Ashley Reed & Mary Kate Sheridan | June 09, 2021

Going virtual doesn't mean you have to sacrifice professionalism (or style!). Check out these Zoom backgrounds for all your legal meetings and events.

Ten Tips for the Virtual OCI Process

by Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP | June 01, 2021

OCI is fast approaching, and many firms will continue to interview law students virtually. These tips will help you get organized and prepare for interview day.

How to Use the ‘5 Whys’ to Clarify Your Career Goals

by Jenny Sloop Johnson | May 21, 2021

The 5 Whys is a "root cause" framework that can help you understand what makes you unique, prep for interviews, and decide between job offers.

How to Create a Law Firm Bid List for OCI [Infographic]

by Mary Kate Sheridan | May 18, 2021

Selecting a list of law firms for OCI can be daunting. Check out this infographic for four tips to help you research and narrow your bid list.