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The Time to Prep for OCI is Now -- NYC OCI Event, Our Best Posts

By Gabriella Khorasanee, JD on July 07, 2014 | Last updated on January 24, 2023
That time of year is coming -- OCI -- that's on-campus interview season for the newbies. And for many participating in the process, OCI is the foundation of your job search and career trajectory. It's not make or break, but it definitely sets the tone. The key to success in law school -- and OCI -- is preparation. It's never too early to start, so we thought we'd let you in on an OCI prep event for our New York greedy associates. For everyone else, we have a roundup of FindLaw's best OCI advice.

Ms. JD and Latham & Watkins LLP Present: Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Preparation Skills

Dubbed a "boot camp for on campus interview success," this event will feature two panels, and individual feedback sessions where you can have an attorney review your resume, go over interview and networking skills, and advise you about how to fix your social media profiles. You can register here.

OCI Week: Why OCI Matters, and More Resume Tips

A brief discussion on why you should participate in OCI, and some resume tips that will help differentiate you from the rest of your class. No resume is perfect -- be sure to revise yours.

OCI Week: Five Tips for Acing the Law Firm Interview

Five easy tips to not only get through, but confidently ace a law firm on-campus interview. A must read for anyone participating in the interview process.

Done With OCI? 5 Tips for Your Thank-You Notes

While not a personal proponent of the thank-you note for job interviews, if you fall in the "I send thank-you notes after interviews" camp, then here are some tips for sending a professional thank-you note.

OCI Week: What to Wear to a Law Firm Interview, His and Hers Tips

You may think you know what to wear, but before you step out, be sure to give this list an once-over. You want the interviewer to focus on you, not your appearance, so be sure to avoid anything distracting. It may still be summer, but OCI is just around the corner. Reading the posts listed above should help you tackle the process, making for a smoother OCI period. We wish you the best of luck with OCI and your job hunt.
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