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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Hope everyone is well! Has anyone been rejected from Travers for their summer VS yet? Do we know if they are still holding interviews? Also, has anyone heard back from Shoosmiths regarding their summer VS?
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Macfarlanes PFO - applied on deadline
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Latham and Ashurst PFO within minutes of eachother 😂😂
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    FF post app PFO. For a TC - applied near deadline
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Do firms generally allow rejected VS applicants to apply for direct TC’s during the same cycle?? Also, is it frowned upon to go down this route? Thank you!
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Hi all, I am looking for some advice please. In the long run, I want to secure a TC at a MC/US firm. I have applications from this cycle that I am still waiting on but I am, admittedly, planning for most to be rejected. This is my first cycle and I have yet to secure a VS. Given my long-term...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    HSF Summer VS PFO!
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    It is quite daunting isn't it! However, they could easily be sending invites out in batches. Keep the faith!!
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Is anyone still waiting to hear (Post application - not post selective testing) from the following firms RE Summer VS?: HSF Latham Travers Smith Freshfields (Direct TC) W&C Ashurst Macfarlanes If so, do you have any idea of when they will get back to us? Good luck to everyone over these...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Hogan Lovells PFO!!
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Just did the Ashurst test. In the tests that were comparable to a wider group, my results were higher than 55% of others who took the test. I hear that you should really be hitting 70%+ to be considered for interview... Therefore, I am now definitely not too hopeful for an interview invitation!!
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Has anyone taken the Ashurst online test? Is it something you can prepare for (WG style etc.) or is it more situational?
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    lol this was posted as I posted my follow up. Thank you!
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    I second this question. I initially thought that there is no need to mention 'why Ashurst' in the cover letter as the 'How is Ashurst different to the other firms you have applied to?' question will cover this. However, I am not so sure... any advice??
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    This really resonates with me. I am from a similar background in that my family was made homeless around 8 years ago. This also coincided with failing me my a levels. But I stuck at it, gave it my all. I had a TC interview with Slaughter and May in October which unfortunately didn’t go my way. I...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Congrats!! If you do not mind disclosing, when did you take their online test??
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Just had a browse of a previous application and I can see I have made some errors in the 'interests and achievements' section. Such errors included things like missing out words in sentences like 'a' and 'in' so the sentences lose a bit of their sense. Amateur stuff that. Safe to say I am...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Can I just 100% confirm that, for an online application form that asks for a cover letter to be pasted into a box, there is no need to include things like the firm's address, my address, a subject, and a date? Thank you!
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Congratulations! When did you apply/complete their online test if you do not mind me asking? :)