News - August 2004
Early Interview Week sets record for student participation
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
University of Michigan Law students and employers from throughout the country are making their final preparations for this year's Early Interview Week (EIW) at the Law School, which will take place August 30 through September 2. Approximately 550 students and some 670 employers are expected to attend the program designed for second- and third-year students. The numbers can change somewhat as students currently working at their summer jobs receive offers.
It may surprise those who think of the Law School as predominantly a Michigan school that California sends the most employer representatives to this highly-successful segment of the Office of Career Services' On Campus Interview Program. Firms in New York come in second in participation, and Chicago also sends a substantial number of firm representatives. Because of the outstanding opportunity to interview with so many firms, more students are participating in EIW this year than in the past. And, employers find that the ability to interview so many students in one place is a real advantage.
"Because of the reputation of this Law School and our students, top firms from throughout the country come to campus to recruit our students. Early Interview Week thus affords our students an opportunity to interview with, and obtain offers of employment from, the finest legal employers in the nation and other countries as well," says Susan Guindi, assistant dean for Career Services.