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  1. summer207

    Free Month of TCLA Premium (Bronze) Every Week (21-22)!

    Hi @George Maxwell, I hope you are well! I found the course very helpful and it is by far the most comprehensive resource I used when preparing for my VS. I went into it confident in my abilities and having an idea of the kind of things to consider and clarify when assigned work, given a group...
  2. summer207

    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I hope your symptoms aren’t too bad! I think that is a very reasonable ask. The firm will not expect you to show up for an AC with COVID because you risk infecting others and some people may be more vulnerable to it. I’d call them first thing tomorrow morning explaining your situation, maybe...
  3. summer207

    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I forgot to PM you because it actually came up that day, I used the template you had sent previously and it actually went really well. She was apologetic and very understanding, so thank you!
  4. summer207

    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Hi @Jessica Booker, I hope you are well. Is it okay if I messaged you privately regarding this?
  5. summer207

    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Thanks for your response Jessica! My first VS starts Monday and I’m trying my best to not overthink everything 😅
  6. summer207

    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    In the past year, I’ve had catch-ups on Zoom. But regarding setting up coffee catch-ups/chats during a VS, how does that usually work in person? Do we actually go out and have the coffee in a cafe? Or just chat in the canteen or a common area at the firm? A bit random but I have no idea what a...
  7. summer207

    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    If you don’t find out your seats till the VS starts, is there anything to actually prep in advance, except brushing up on your knowledge of the firm?
  8. summer207

    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Thank you both for your responses!
  9. summer207

    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    @AvniD I hope you are well! I’m not sure if this applied in your circumstances as an international student but I thought it was worth asking. If I’m doing a VS this year and get a TC from that, the start date is likely to be 2024, which means my LPC/SQE won’t start till 2023. Considering I...
  10. summer207

    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Thanks for your response Jessica! Regarding graduation, what’s the best way to phrase the email to request the day off? The internship doesn’t start till July but I’d like to sort this out in advance
  11. summer207

    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I had a feeling 😅 It is meant to be 4-6 weeks
  12. summer207

    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Hi @Jessica Booker, I hope you are well! I have an internship later in the summer and I'm sorting out my start date and dates I am not available with the HR manager. I already plan to ask for my graduation day off, but I was wondering if it's odd to ask for my birthday off? If it isn't, how do I...
  13. summer207

    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Is anyone on this forum going to be on Baker McKenzie’s Spring VS? Please pm me if you are, thanks!
  14. summer207

    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I already responded to the email prior to seeing your response; all I did was sign off with my name in bold. Is it overkill to send another email clarifying how I'd like to be referred to? Or do I just wait to see if the same mistake is made in any emails that follow before sending it?
  15. summer207

    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Thank you both for your responses, this is very helpful!
  16. summer207

    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Hi @Jessica Booker, I hope you are well! I have a quick question. A member of graduate recruitment team continues to email me with the wrong name. It is a shorter version of my full name that I've never been called before. I already gave a preferred name in my application, during the VS AC, on...
  17. summer207

    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    We are our own worst critics, so the interview may not have been as bad as you think! With rehearsing answers, you don’t want to do it to an extent that you sound scripted in the actual interview. Of course, your answers for why law and why the firm should be solid, but you genuinely cannot...
  18. summer207

    Free Month of TCLA Premium (Bronze) Every Week (21-22)!

    Wow, thank you so much! I watched one of the publicly available videos from the TCLA to TC series, and was hoping to access the rest of ‘Converting Vacation Schemes Into Training Contracts’, so this could not have come at a better time! I really appreciate it, I’ve learnt so much from the TCLA...
  19. summer207

    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your VS! I’ve never sent a thank you email after the call, so I don’t think it’s necessary as a follow-up. They usually email the written offer a few days after.
  20. summer207

    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Hi! Fellow CAC semi-finalist here, I was asked this as well and I’m assuming it will be a post with a bunch of us who secured VS following the semi-finals to emphasise the benefits of taking the part in the competition. I definitely understand your worry, so I though it might help knowing you’re...