All law students know the stress of prepping for exams, often while multitasking to find a summer job. While you’re all aware of the many exam prep resources available in or through the library (study aids, flash cards, CALI lessons!), did you know that your Bloomberg account can help you prepare to find and succeed at your summer job?
Bloomberg’s Career Resources Center has information on how to find connections at the places you want to interview, how to rock your interview, and how to be an awesome summer associate.
To find the Career Resources Center, look under the Law School Success heading, just under the Getting Started section on your Bloomberg homepage, and select the Career Resources link.
Inside the Career Resources Center, you will find sections in Interview Preparation Help, Networking Tips, Job Search Tips on Resumes & Cover Letters, and Summer Associate & Internship Success Tips. There are also tools to help you research judges, attorneys, and firms to find out more about the people and places with whom you want to interview. Of particular value is the People Search, which allows you to search for alumni from U.S.C.
For example, you could do a search of people who went U.S.C. who are now judges.
The list of results will bring up a list of judges who are U.S.C. School of Law Alumni. Having a connection like this can help you immensely in your job search. Of course, you can also run this search using your undergraduate Alma mater or any other number of factors.
Many of the articles on job searches, networking, and succeeding as a summer associate are written by hiring managers at law firms, who know first hand what makes an interviewee or a summer clerk stand out in a good way–or a bad way.
Good luck with your job hunt and your summer work experiences–you got this!