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Adulting 101: How to Spend Your Paycheck. On Yesterday, Today, or Tomorrow?

by Abbott | July 16, 2019

Employees face a dilemma when starting out: Pay down loans, take care of yourself now or save for the future? Understand your paycheck to minimize debt and maximize savings.

So, You’re Thinking of Becoming a Transactional Lawyer

by Milbank LLP | July 01, 2019

Milbank partner Rod Miller answers questions about pursuing a career in transactional law.

A Glimpse Into Latham's 2L M&A and White Collar Defense Scholars Programs

by Latham & Watkins LLP | June 26, 2019

Latham's new 2L M&A Scholars Program and the 2L White Collar Defense Scholars Program provide a focused, hands-on summer experience for law students in M&A and White Collar Defense, respectively. Read on for more details on these innovative opportunities.

Tips for Maximizing Your Summer Experience

by Jenny Connelly, National Legal Recruiting Director, and Kelly Morgan, Sr. Legal Recruiting Manager, Sidley Austin LLP | June 25, 2019

Working as a summer associate is an invaluable way to gain an inside view of a law firm and build your network within the firm. Here, the recruiting team at Sidley Austin LLP shares six tips on how to maximize your summer experience.

A Day in the Life: Law Firm Summer Associate

by White & Case LLP | June 24, 2019

Follow a day in the life of a summer associate at White & Case, from having breakfast in the firm cafeteria to working on a Master Service Agreement to appearing in court for a pro bono client to attending a summer event.

Building Meaningful Pro Bono Experience as a BigLaw Attorney

by Gibson Dunn | June 19, 2019

A career in BigLaw and meaningful pro bono experience do not have to be mutually exclusive, especially if you select a firm that fully supports pro bono work. In this post, Gibson Dunn lawyers share some of their experiences working on high-profile matters—including the travel ban and the family separation policy—and ways that pro bono work has been particularly meaningful to them.

Living Your Best Life at McKinsey

by McKinsey & Company | June 19, 2019

Take an inside look at the key resources McKinsey & Company has in place to ensure its consultants are living full, well-rounded, and satisfying lives.

5 Tips for Staying Healthy and Energized During OCI

by Diane Costigan, Winston & Strawn Director of Coaching and Well-Being | June 17, 2019

The summer associate interview process can feel like a whirlwind, and you may find yourself falling into unhealthy habits. Here, Winston & Strawn's Director of Coaching and Well-Being shares tips on how to keep yourself healthy and grounded during OCI.

Six Things to Avoid During Summer Associate Interviewing

by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP | June 12, 2019

Even the best candidates can fall short during the summer associate recruiting process if they are not properly prepared. Here, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP shares six things to avoid while interviewing for a summer position at a law firm.

Advice From Women Partners on Achieving BigLaw Success

by Fried Frank | June 10, 2019

What does it take to succeed in BigLaw? Here, two women partners at a top BigLaw firm share insights on their own career paths, what aspects of practice most fulfill them, how women lawyers can get a seat at the table, and more.

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