Monday, September 29, 2008

I find this hilarious for some reason...

So there's this whole crazy process for applying for a summer associate position at a big firm, where the firms tell the school that they'll be doing interviews on campus.  This process is going on right now for next summer.  Anyway, thus far, I hadn't gotten any interviews through that at all.  I was somewhat disappointed, but I figured oh well.  I'd heard firms were not hiring many summer associates right now because of the economy, so they may end up needing to hire people that didn't work at a firm at all around the time I'm graduating for full time employment.  Anyway, so sometimes places other than firms do the on campus interview thing as well.  One such organization was the IRS.  So, I applied.  I just got notified that I was selected for an interview with them.  For some reason I burst out laughing.  I think I'm just highly amused by the clear direction I'm getting from the universe - the only internships I'm getting are all tax related.  I know part of it is me applying for them, but if you think about it, it <i>was</i> pure randomness that I got the Appellate Tax Board internship I just did over the summer, mostly the thing was that they were the only place that hired me.  But I'm really thinking maybe getting that in the first place and ending up liking it was just the universe's way of telling me that's the kind of lawyer I should be.  So, fine.  I'll listen to the universe.  I'm going to the IRS on campus interview.  It's on October 7th.  And...we'll see from there.

Oh, and yes, the IRS internship, if I get it for next summer, can result in a full-time offer for after graduation.  But I don't want to graduate and then work in DC.  I don't mind staying there for a summer, and they do have a Boston office that I could request to be in.  But I have to make sure to mention my post-grad inclinations.  I'd rather not get the internship because I won't move to DC than get the internship, get a post-grad offer, and then have to decide between the job offer and staying here.  Besides, the DOR has a lot of turnover for post-grad employment, what frequently happens is that someone starts there, then after a few years a firm picks them up and they move on.  So openings happen all the time, and they do hire past interns.  So I'm on track there anyway.

Well, thought I'd share the news!
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6 comments:

Jennifer Shon said...

The universe sure does work in mysterious ways sometimes :) Good luck on the interview, that is only 8 days away woo hoo!

Jenn said...

Forgot to sign out at OM

ug...that is me lol

Bree said...

That's wonderful! Some serious job security comes with the IRS (Death and taxes, haha) and some serious job satisfaction too, I hear. ;)

Congratulations!!

Ginger said...

oh, great tax guru.....good job listening to the universe before it had to give in and whack you over the head with a 2X4. haha!

Bridgete said...

Jenn - I only know that was you because when we went to Mraz you told me how you always hang up on people that ask for "Jennifer Shno." lol.

Bree - yeah, I get the "death and taxes" comment a lot. I respond by saying, "yeah, and I'm not really interested in trusts and estates."

Ginger - I try to listen to the universe before that happens. Sometimes I do get the 2x4, but it's not pleasant! =P

Bridgete said...

Bree - I forgot one other thing. I know what you mean about the job satisfaction! Lots of holidays, decent pay, loan repayment for just a 3 year contract, and a lawyer's union so I really only would work 8 hour days!