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November 11, 2008: OMG, OCI, TGIO!
Sarah L. Caragiulo
November 11, 2008
OMG, OCI, TGIO!
I am convinced that Fall Semester goes by much faster than Spring Semester. There are only two full weeks left of classes, plus a few days before and after Thanksgiving break. Translation: it is time to become a hermit and devote my life to outlining and studying for finals. Last year I made the mistake of starting my outlining at the end of Thanksgiving break. Although it is physically possible to complete your outlines in such a short amount of time, I do not recommend it. I was not exactly a fun person to be around during that stressful time. I vowed never to do that again! So this year, my goal is to start during the first week in November. A lofty goal, but I think I can do it!
I think one of the most exciting aspects of OCI is seeing your friends get offers. I have a great group of friends at school and we have been a pretty close group since day one of law school. This semester we have really had to lean on each other because it is easy to get down after a few rejections from various employers. But it was always nice to have someone to re-hash the interview with and to help you pick apart what the various associates and partners said and how to interpret everything from an e-mail to a hand shake. Only someone who is going through the process will have the interest and the patience to carry on such a conversation.
It is hard to believe that in a few short weeks I will be halfway done with my law school career. I am excited to get out there and put to use what I have learned. But I am also nervous because I enjoy being a student. Although there is one thing that I am looking forward to more than anything else upon returning to the work force, getting my weekends back! I know there will be plenty of weekends spent in the office under a pile of work, but I also know there will be plenty of Sunday afternoons spent enjoying the Food Network as opposed to contemplating the color of the walls in the library. I must admit, I love Bobby Flay and he is much more entertaining than staring at a painting on the wall in the library.