Summer Associate? Here’s How to Make the Most of It [Video]

Just in from Bloomberg Law, here’s a terrific video series for summer associates on how to make the most of your time at the firm over the next few months.

Produced by Spencer Mazyck, the Summer Success series provides insights and advice on a range of summer associate topics from Ari Kaplan (Founder of Ari Kaplan Advisors), Alison Monahan (Founder of The Girl’s Guide to Law School), Desiree Moore (Founder and President, Greenhorn Legal LLC), Wendy Siegel (Career Services Director at New York University School of Law), and Carol Sprague (Director of Associate/Alumni Relations and Attorney Recruiting at Skadden Arps).

In other words, this is what the pros think you should do this summer:

On Working with Partners>>

[One takeaway – from Carol Sprague at Skadden: “Take negative feedback and turn it around into something positive…”]

On Managing Assignments>>

[One takeaway – from Alison Monahan: “First thing you do, make sure you understand what you are being asked to do…”  (not always as simple as it sounds)]

On Dealing with Colleagues>>

[One takeaway – from Desiree Moore: “Be conscientious and a little bit cautious about how candid you are [to avoid creating a competitive environment with other summer associates…”]

On Avoiding Disasters>>

[One takeaway – Wendy Siegel: “Don’t hit ‘Reply All’…”]

On Increasing the Odds of an Offer>>

[One takeaway – from Ari Kaplan: “Everyone is going to be talented, smart, and with a great background. You want to show the firm who you are as an individual…”]