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

Phoenix for all

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    I might be wrong but I think firms like Sidley and Davis Polk (particularly the latter firm) prefer university students (penultimate and final year).
    Yeah i feel when a firm doesn’t explicitly say the VS is for graduate there’s almost an implied preference for penultimate and final year students. Hence wonder if anyone had any luck with them as a graduate/career changer in previous cycles
     

    OB

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    Yeah i feel when a firm doesn’t explicitly say the VS is for graduate there’s almost an implied preference for penultimate and final year students. Hence wonder if anyone had any luck with them as a graduate/career changer in previous cycles
    You can search up trainees at those firms on LinkedIn and see what stages they were in when they joined the firm to see if they hire many career changers etc
     

    rb26

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    Hi there, I just got the VI invite for Clyde & Co and they have given me 3 days to complete it (meaning I have to do it by Friday). I have a big trial with my job I am preparing for and cannot see myself having the time to complete it- do you think I can email grad recruitment asking for an extension or is that not a justifiable reason?
     

    OB

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    Rejection from Simmons post-tests and video interview, *sigh*. Don't know if I somehow flubbed the video interview (I thought I did well) or my test scores weren't good enough, especially the logical reasoning one with those weird symbols 🤡
    Do they offer feedback at all? I assume they might not but there's no harm in asking. There were so many elements and those tests were shocking so do not beat yourself up! Onwards and upwards :)
     
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