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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Question for the upperclassmen:

If I want to interview firms that won't be coming to CLS for EIP, when is the proper time to send them my resume/cover letter?

None of the firm websites that I've looked at answer this question. I've asked career services, but they've not yet responded....


  • Scott,

    You upload your resume/cover letter to the Bidding site. This distributes your materials to the firms with whom you're interviewing automatically. Check out the bid site (see the emails from career services) to see how this works (note: if I remember right, the website isn't fully functional this early -- i.e. you won't be able to see how the actual bidding works).


    By Blogger jennejohn, at 1:22 PM  

  • Perhaps I should pose my question differently:

    For firms who don't interview on campus and are otherwise completely unknown to CLS, when would I send them my resume/cover letter if I’d like an interview for an internship next summer?

    By Blogger Scottypancakes, at 4:19 PM  

  • In that case, I'd just call up the firm's recruiting office and ask them. I'm not sure what the general rule of thumb is, however. I would think you'd want to get them out shortly before EIP began though. Better to beat the rush, no?


    By Blogger jennejohn, at 9:16 PM  

  • Scott,

    It depends on who are you talking about. If you are talking about regional or local firms, then I would call the recruiting office. If you are talking about lesser known and smaller "national firms" that still are members of NALP, I would just follow the NALP timetable.


    By Blogger Son of Liberty, at 2:24 PM  

  • I looked on the NALP website. I can find the timetable for sending in your resumes as a 1L, and receiving/accepting offers as a 3L, but I haven't yet found anything regarding sending in applications as a 2L....

    By Blogger Scottypancakes, at 3:44 PM  

  • Just checked the NALP guidelines, I could have sworn that Aug. 1st was the date rising 2Ls could submit to non-EIP firms. Check individual firms websites and try and find a Columbia Alum Partner at each firm to help you out.

    By Blogger Son of Liberty, at 5:32 PM  

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