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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Interview 2021


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Aug 26, 2020
Please state the month/year you interviewed at the firm.
February 2021

Please specify what the interview was for.
Summer Vacation Scheme 2021

Please give an overview of the day with approximate timings.

10am Arrival
10:30am Talk From Graduate Recruitment: given case study and asked to proofread and create a presentation
11am submit case study and return to meeting room to present to two Partners
12pm Lunch
12:45pm Negotiation exercise breakout room with another candidate
1pm Negation with other party assessed by 2 partners

Please provide a summary of each assessment on the day with approximate timings.

Case Study - 45 minutes to read through report and prepare a 10 minute presentation on what project you recommend X embarking on. 10 minutes to prepare to partner followed by 15 minutes of questions. 10 minutes to go over proofreading document.

Negotiation Exercise - 30 minutes to read and prepare with partner. 30 minutes to negotiate with other side. 10 minutes of questions from partner after.

What is your best advice for each aspect of the assessment on the day? Please break this down for each assessment. This can include advice for preparation, as well as tips for the day.

Go over negotiation skills with someone beforehand if you can. Brush up on your commercial awareness by reading the news. Don't interrupt whoever is speaking. Try to be jovial and make conversation with everyone anytime you can.

Were you successful?