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by wizzy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: I would appreciate feedback on this cover letter!
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: I would appreciate feedback on this cover letter!

tikal wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:30 pm
pancakes3 wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:48 am
BlendedUnicorn wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:47 pm
tikal wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:13 pm
UPDATE: Got an interview! :)
congrats!
GOT THE OFFER! :D
Congrats!

What were the interviews like?
by wizzy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Firms to target for 1L SA?
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Firms to target for 1L SA?

Texas firms have large 1L SA programs, especially in Houston. Vinson & Elkins, Baker Botts, Fulbright, Bracewell, and Andrews Kurth each hire double digit 1L SAs every year.
by wizzy
Wed May 13, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Tax Llm without accounting degree?
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: Tax Llm without accounting degree?

Hey all, I am thinking about pursuing a tax llm at NYU/Georgetown next year. I am comfortable with working at a Big 4 after graduation, and even prefer that option to big law. I have a generic liberal arts degree though, and I am concerned that Big 4 firms won't want to interview someone without an...
by wizzy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

i've been putting in a few hours everyday for the last month, still less than what i'd have liked. have the onsite for the startup this week, my first in this search. hope it'd get the juices flowing. Good luck dude I'd be interested in reading a recap if you have time. Always thought suralin's ons...
by wizzy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

what kind/field of startup that was? vc funded, if so which round? New media company that had $12.5 million in seed revenue and was about a year from revenue. Title would have been head of business operations. One of those rare new startups with no tech involved. Nice, how's the company doing today?
by wizzy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

CS is more interesting than law anyway, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by wizzy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Wasn't it the same way last summer too? Probably a combo of many on-topic posters not making the migration from TLS and June/July kinda being dead months for applications since apps aren't open yet. But yeah, there should still be an LSAT study/waiter group with the test coming up in two weeks. Or s...
by wizzy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

jingo, good to see you here, i think i recall you from the lsat forum the old one. what kind of work you do now? Congrats on the onsite! I was doing corporate work at a V10 and I left as a junior to go to a <100 attorney firm. It was definitely a great switch, but being a lawyer isn't the best job ...
by wizzy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

jingo, good to see you here, i think i recall you from the lsat forum the old one. what kind of work you do now? Congrats on the onsite! I was doing corporate work at a V10 and I left as a junior to go to a <100 attorney firm. It was definitely a great switch, but being a lawyer isn't the best job ...
by wizzy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Don’t they do ~25% of first year comp?
by wizzy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Is a 1 month 1L firm summer internship too short?
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Is a 1 month 1L firm summer internship too short?

That is a bit short, but I don't think firms are going to "audit" you over it. Do you know whats a good min weeks? Obviously I dont think this will become a standard 10-12 week 6-7 is solid in my view. One of my summer internships when I split summers required me to do a minimum 6 weeks. Would be h...
by wizzy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Is a 1 month 1L firm summer internship too short?
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Is a 1 month 1L firm summer internship too short?

Just write "Summer 2019.” Nobody will know whether you did 4 weeks or 12 weeks at the firm. If you get asked about length of employment specifically in an interview (which you won't), you can say you worked there June and July. But nobody cares whether you did 1 month, 2 months, or 3 months. Firms a...
by wizzy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

ok so.. i'm glad but also in a slight dilemma: i ended up doing the uber onsite and i think bc i had nothing to lose? i did really well. like easily the best set of interviews i've ever had and both coding problems* were completely new to me too anyway ended up getting an uber L4 offer that's at th...
by wizzy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

ok so.. i'm glad but also in a slight dilemma: i ended up doing the uber onsite and i think bc i had nothing to lose? i did really well. like easily the best set of interviews i've ever had and both coding problems* were completely new to me too anyway ended up getting an uber L4 offer that's at th...
by wizzy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

really appreciate the super in-depth analysis <3 yeah generally strongly agree that this is exactly the kind of risk/reward play i'm in a good position to take advantage of, and also agree that the downside is relatively capped and there's potentially a ton of upside. i've been getting some skeptic...
by wizzy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

* I hold no positions in any stocks mentioned except FB, which I am balls deep in. ** None of this should be taken as financial advice. And standard disclaimer that I’m a pretty big risk taker (sometimes to the point of being dumb). *** SNAP in 2018 is probably still dicey and could continue to fall...
by wizzy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

v quick update: google onsite retro: five 45-min coding rounds, got a LC backtracking* hard that i had never seen before, did decent in another, and p well on the remaining 3 (one of which was also a hard, graph traversal this time, but i knew the pattern). really have no idea how i did overall or ...
by wizzy
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

I'm guessing IBM, Oracle, HP, Dell/EMC, etc? And that's really good insight into SWE vs. DE. I knew a little bit about the PM and UX distinction as compared to SWEs from blind but had no idea about the SWE/DE split. Interviewing for TC bidding war purposes makes a ton of sense. yes about the bolded...
by wizzy
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Every prospective law student with a CS degree should have to read this thread. Every prospective law student should have to read this thread. I still remember some of suralin's earliest posts in the lounge (I think I first talked to him in BB2 and FNS) where he was posting about maybe law school b...
by wizzy
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Every prospective law student with a CS degree should have to read this thread. Every prospective law student should have to read this thread. I still remember some of suralin's earliest posts in the lounge (I think I first talked to him in BB2 and FNS) where he was posting about maybe law school b...
by wizzy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

What's the reasoning behind the SWE vs. DE comp like that from a company perspective? I would think that data engineers and data scientists add similar value as software engineers do.
by wizzy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

I'm guessing IBM, Oracle, HP, Dell/EMC, etc?

And that's really good insight into SWE vs. DE. I knew a little bit about the PM and UX distinction as compared to SWEs from blind but had no idea about the SWE/DE split. Interviewing for TC bidding war purposes makes a ton of sense.
by wizzy
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Blind is addicting

"Just leetcode bro" and "TC or gtfo" >>> retake, ED UVA

Good luck man, hope onsites are going well
by wizzy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Tax LLM Chances?
Replies: 1
Views: 1844

Re: Tax LLM Chances?

You check all the boxes (good grades, great tax grades, demonstrated interest in tax), so I think you're close to a lock at both.
by wizzy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 267
Views: 48263

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Good luck man; that's an awesome TC target

Let us know how everything goes (and yes, what you're going through with onsites is obvi much more hellish than law firm callbacks with softball questions like what's your favorite color)