BOSTON – It’s hard to believe that this week marks the halfway point of our summer at Weil. The past six weeks have flown by. The biggest takeaway of the summer so far has been the way in which the Boston Weil office fosters a learning environment for the summer associates. One of the most immediate things I noticed upon joining the Boston office was its genuine culture of mentorship and collegiality. Any anxiety I had coming into the summer was quickly overcome by the welcoming, friendly, and supportive office environment.
When I started this summer, the ins and outs of transactional work were relatively foreign. Yet the associates and partners have always taken the time to not only ensure that I understand the mechanics of the particular discrete task I’m assigned, but the overall context of the transaction as well. No one has hesitated to take that extra time to explain the structure of a transaction or the reason to pursue a particular course of action. In fact, Weil encourages summers to ask questions, sit in on conference calls, and get involved at every stage of the life cycle of a deal.
The summer has also been filled with many outings, such as dinners, wine tastings, a duck tour, a sunset boat cruise, a paint night, and a serious quest to find the best pizza and ice cream in Boston. I’ve had the opportunity to cross major items off my Boston bucket list while simultaneously getting to know associates, fellow summers, and partners in an informal setting. But the connections made have not been limited to scheduled summer outings.
In the next six weeks, I’m looking forward to continuing to immerse myself in the culture of Weil. I look forward to learning more about the intricacies of a transactional practice, building strong connections throughout the office, and potentially crossing a few more items off that bucket list along the way.