My summer experience has been nothing short of amazing. During the day, I get to work on newspaper-headlining deals, enjoy partner lunches at great restaurants in midtown, consume copious amounts of coffee with full-time attorneys, and appreciate the beauty of Central Park while having lunch with other summer associates. At night, I get to attend social events such as our Summer Kick-Off Reception in the Oak Room, a night of bowling at Bowlmor, a ping-pong tournament at SPiN, and a cocktail making class at the Wren.
The one constant that has made each assignment I have worked on and each event I have attended so amazing is how great the people are. This is the Weil Difference. Everyone from the most junior associate to the most senior partner takes the time to answer any and all questions I have. These questions range from work-related questions to asking what floor the cafeteria is on. My summer sibling (a first year mentor) is always there to answer my silly and difficult questions. Partners regularly take coffee breaks to teach me about their practice. Attorneys are always stopping by my office to make sure my summer experience is everything I want it to be and more. In addition, at social events attorneys of all levels can be found bowling together or playing each other in table tennis.
The Weil Difference, however, is only maintained if the incoming associate class exemplifies the same qualities as those of the full-time attorneys. And this is where Weil’s recruiting team has done another outstanding job. Joining Weil as a summer associate has given me 97 new friends. Thank you Weil for letting me be a part of this!