Summer associate programs have their fun side, with all the social events, but just how much should you let your hair down? Get answers to the questions you're afraid to ask on the topics of booze consumption, pushing the boundaries of dress codes and, of course, sex. There are reasons some people refer to summer programs as 12-week job interviews. Beware the watchful eyes of partners.
There's even more in the NLJ's four-part special report, "Summer Associates, Settling In." According to the NLJ, summer associates should read it "for some valuable lessons on how to market yourself, how to get into your firm's corporate transactional work using your research, writing and decision-making skills -- and how to negotiate the potential minefields of business etiquette, drinking, dress codes, and of course, sex."
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