Tuesday, September 18, 2007

While I Was Out...

There was no blog yesterday because I essentially spent my whole day in the Santa Monica Double Tree Hotel for interviews. How did they go? Ask me in a few weeks and I will tell you if I got call-backs or not.

Although I was completely exhausted at the end of the day, I was glad that I got to enjoy Third Street Promenade with my friend for lunch and parents for dinner. Once I get over my initial nerves, I actually enjoy interviewing as well.

Here are some of the interviewing highlights of the day:
  • Having two interviews start off with, "So I see you are from UCLA...oh wow, that was a bad game wasn't it? What happened?"
  • Having a litigator ask me 20 questions rapid speed with questions ranging from: what is the last non-law book you read, what was your lsat score, what makes a good litigator, what are your three biggest weaknesses, favorite movie.
  • Being asked if I sit in the same spot in all my classrooms.
  • Skirting the question about which Presidential campaigns, Republican or Democrat, I think is particularly well run. (which to be honest, I do not know)
  • Trying not to stare at one of my interviewer's toupee.
  • Seeing my law school friends in California (world's colliding)
  • And of course, breaking in the new power suit.
As much as I enjoy interviewing, I will be glad when this is all over. In addition to having the burden of finding a job off my shoulders, I will no longer have to take red-eye cross-country flights. So sleepy but time to celebrate Alex's birthday.

[Edit: My friend Helen reminded me of another highlight: after lunch, Helen and I went to the parking garage and did not see her car. We walked around for a good 10-20 minutes, and we even thought "what if someone stole the car?" Fortunately our manage/event planning personalities didn't freak out and instead thought of different plans of action (I would get a cab, go to my last interview, and come back to look for the car). Fortunately it didn't come to that since we found the car; turns out we were in garage 5, not level 5. How many UCLA graduates does it take to find a car?]

1 comment:

Helen said...

I can't believe our wandering in the garage for 20 minutes didn't make this blog!!!