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  • About You
  • The Company
  • Everything Else

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • 4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • I felt that the firm valued our presence and wanted to make the most out of our day. During the insight day, we had the opportunity to hear from people from all ranks and practices of the firm, and even speak with partners, solicitors, and trainees face-to-face in a casual setting during lunch.


  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • 4/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • 4/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • The Insight Day was very well organized. Everything was on schedule, to the minute, and only overran in the end during the Q&A, during which students who had to leave were welcome to. The Negotiations activity was also very well organized, and the trainee supervising/judging my particular negotiation was very friendly and gave very constructive feedback.


  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • It was a friendly atmosphere. The people were very kind and polite. I genuinely felt that everyone enjoyed working at the firm despite the long hours.


  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The day consisted of a wide variety of presentations and activities. Having senior partners participate showed the level of investment the firm put towards the Insight Day.


  • 8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?
  • Given that it was only a one day placement, there was little opportunity to gain insight into what a full time role would be like. But given the little amount of time, the firm conveyed a very good introductory picture of life as a trainee.


  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • In meeting the trainees and partners, we were able to gauge the real culture at the firm. Through the presentations, we could also sense the firm's emphasis and priorities. The clients were obviously the highest priority, but a close second was the people working at the firm.


  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • The day was a good introduction to life as a trainee solicitor at Baker & McKenzie, however it only touches the surface. A vacation scheme would be more helpful in deciding a future career path.


    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • I did not need reimbursement, but those students who traveled farther were entitled to sizeable reimbursements for travel costs.

  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • 4/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • We were briefly introduced to the activities available to employees, however there did not seem to be a large variety of activities outside of work, especially that which was not ProBono work.


  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • It was a very enjoyable experience. While there were a large vaiety of students there, from various parts of the UK, studying at different levels of higher education in various subjects, I would recommend this Open Day to a first year law student, or someone who just started looking into studying law, given the introductory nature of the event.


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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Central London and City

May 2013

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