If you are interested in finding out more about the firm, one of the best things you can do is meet us in person!
Each year we host a series of open evenings across our UK offices. These events provide you, as a prospective applicant, with the opportunity to find out more about us prior to making an application for one of our programmes.
We understand that choosing which firms to apply to is difficult; on paper we all look the same! We therefore want to provide you with an insight into what life at the firm is really like, to help you make an informed decision about whether to apply. At the open evenings we will share details about our strategy, the programmes we offer, what life is really like at the firm and how to make the best of your application. We hope you will get a real feel for the firm’s culture by speaking to a variety of trainees, associates and partners.
The feedback we get from attendees is that they find these networking events extremely enjoyable and informative and that they offer a genuine impression of what life at the firm is like.
The events comprise a mixture of presentations and networking to hopefully give you the opportunity to leave feeling ready to submit an application! If you are interested in attending one of our open days please apply online.
- 20 February 2018 – Spring Open Days application deadline
- 9 April 2018 – London Spring Open Day
- 10 April 2018 – Birmingham Spring Open Day
- 16 April 2018 – Manchester Spring Open Day
- 17 April 2018 – Leeds Spring Open Day
We also dedicate a lot of time and energy to ensure that we visit university campuses across the UK and give you the best opportunity to find out more about us! For further information please contact your university careers service.
We participate in employer receptions, on-campus interviews, career fairs and panel discussions. In addition, each year, we host receptions and workshops in several offices across the US to introduce law students to our diverse and inclusive culture. If you are interested in meeting us during our visit on-campus, we encourage you to stop by our table.
Here is some feedback from attendees of past receptions:
“I appreciated the informal atmosphere of the reception. I enjoyed the ability to meet many lawyers in different practice groups without rigidity. The food and drinks available added to this positive, truly reception-style atmosphere. I was thankful and impressed that the lawyers took the time out from their busy schedules to answer our questions and socialize with us. It was a great way to learn more about Squire Patton Boggs.”
“I did not realize so many partners from various practices would be in attendance. Having the managing partner attend was also a plus. I expected this to be less of a social and more of a “here is a PowerPoint of who we are.” It was a great experience getting to speaking face-to-face and one-on-one with partners of the firm. I was very happy at the reception and felt welcomed and comfortable. It was my first experience in a law firm, and it surpassed my expectations.”
“The reception was a perfect way to meet associates and partners in a more relaxed setting as opposed to formal interviews. The experience was a wonderful opportunity to evaluate if applying for a summer associate position would be mutually beneficial to myself and the firm based on the conversations and connections made. I am truly thankful for the amazing opportunity.”
Here is a list of where you can find us:
- Harvard Black Law Students Association (BLSA) 1L Job Fair – Friday, December 1, 2017 (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.)
- Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation: Passport to Success – A Fun Day of Mentoring and Networking at Zoo Miami – Saturday, February 3, 2018 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
- Howard 1L Private Sector Reception – Thursday, February 15, 2018 (6 p.m.)
- Michigan Law 1L Networking Event, Meet the Employers – Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (4:30 – 7 p.m.)
- Georgetown 1L Law Firm Reception – April TBA, 2018 (5 – 7 p.m.)
- American Washington College of Law Connections Annual Reception for Fall Recruitment Employers – Wednesday, April 11, 2018 (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.)
The 2017 on-campus interview schedule is available on our website and the 2018 on-campus interview calendar will be available this spring. If you would like to meet with us during OCI, please apply through your school’s career placement office. If we are not currently scheduled to visit your campus, please apply directly by submitting an online application for available opportunities.
We look forward to hopefully meeting you soon!