We understand that the route from application to in-firm interview to cocktail party can be long, hectic, and nerve-racking. How do you go through it without coming out the other end as a frazzled, nervous, and thinly-stretched applicant? Get prepared by reading our tips and advice section learn about what type of attire is appropriate at an in-firm interview, how to address your cover letter and how to get some great on-campus interview tips. It will let you know what it takes, and how to get it done.
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Here are a few things you can expect at our in-firm interviews.
|We will send you a confirmation email a few days before your interview letting you know who will be interviewing you (the interviewers are always subject to change due to unexpected shifts in their schedules).||
When you arrive at Cassels Brock, you'll be directed to the student reception area. Some of our articling students will be there to greet you. If you have any last minute questions about the firm, ask them.
|It's important to keep your energy level up. As demanding as OCIs were, the November interviews are more demanding because they are three days in length. We'll have snacks and beverages in the student reception area to help keep you going.||
If you feel you need more information about us in order to make an informed decision, don't hesitate to let us know and we'd be pleased to see you again at your convenience.
After your interview, our former articling students are available to take you on a tour, introduce you to more of our lawyers, and to answer any questions you might have.
Tips & Insights
Chris Selby (Western): Try to connect with your tour guide at the firm. They can be a great resource during your visit to answer questions that you may not be comfortable asking lawyers.
Stephanie Voudouris (Osgoode):Bring lots of bandaids! Also, when you have a free minute, take the business cards you’ve received and try to write down some key words about the conversation you had with that person. This makes it easier to send thank-you emails later!
Kyle Simpson (Western): Try to meet as many people at the firm as you can, including any articling and summer students that may be helping out during the in-firm process. The more people you are able to meet, the better you will be able to gauge the firm culture and whether the firm would be a good “fit” for you. While it can be a busy few days, try to relax and be yourself, and remember that the interviews work both ways – both sides are trying to find the best fit. Lastly, always be polite, smile, and try to keep your energy level up.