The 'Write' Way to Stand Out as a Summer Associate
Most summer associates want to find a way to shine, to stand out from the pack of other associates hired for the summer. Well, you could stand out by kissing up to an important partner or by sabotaging your colleagues by critiquing their memos -- but you may find yourself with few friends or allies. Why not take a more proactive approach, such as the one suggested by Ari Kaplan in this National Law Journal article:
Summer Associates Can Write Their Way to Success.
Kaplan argues that the best way to distinguish yourself from your peers is by offering to co-author an article with a partner. As Kaplan explains, writing demonstrate genuine interest in a subject, saves partners valuable time and shows that you're cognizant of the importance of rainmaking. And unlike a memo, a published article comes in a "uniquely tangible and lasting format" -- which will remain in a magazine or up on the Web site long after you've gone. What better way for the firm to remember you when offer time comes around?
Posted by Carolyn Elefant on June 19, 2007 at 06:09 PM | Permalink
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