So your summer internship is coming to an end and just a few days ago you found yourself in an interesting situation. Your supervisor pulled you into her office, thanked you for all your hard work and offered you a post-graduate position with the firm. On the outside, you reacted as though you were overcome with excitement and gratefulness. However, as she went into detail about the practice group you would be placed in and the six-figure salary you’d be receiving, you find yourself internally struggling. This moment is by all definition the core reason you went to law school, but you can’t help but feel displeased and unfulfilled. I mean you learned a lot this summer and enjoyed every minute of each social event you participated in, but for some reason, this job just doesn’t feel like the right fit. It looks great on paper, but the thought of being in this position for the foreseeable future immediately places a knot in your stomach. So what do you do?
First off, I know you’re probably feeling some guilt in this moment. Getting a post-grad offer at the end of summer is a privilege that very few students experience, so how dare you treat this as a serious problem. But there’s no reason to feel guilt about this! You’re absolutely justified in assessing this decision very carefully. Before making this decision, it’s extremely important that you evaluate whether this is a commitment that you want to take on.
So, before you accept, here are four things you should do:
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