My original plan for this summer centered around being admitted into the United States Air Force J.A.G. "One Year" Program- a program where rising third year law students can apply to the J.A.G. program and do part of their training over the summer between their second and third year and finish law school as an ROTC cadet (or something like that). Anyways- the Air Force made the terrible mistake of not taking me. Obviously I could reapply when I graduate from law school for direct appointment; however, the failure of the Air Force to recognize my genius has shaken my confidence that I would want to be employed by such a misguided organization.
I learned that I would not be flying high with the Air Force when I called the Pentagon during my exam periods to see what the hold up was with my rejection letter. I was informed by a man with a delightful southern drawl that my letter had apparently been sent out telling me I was not chosen, but not to feel bad because competition for the corps was "keen" (it said that in the letter itself as well for some reason).
Regardless, I learned this fact as I was studying for my last exam, despite the fact I told myself I would resist the temptation to call for results. Thanks to some help from a friend I ended up landing a last minute internship at a pretty good sized company not far from Providence in their legal department.
So far I have been really happy with the job, though the work itself is somewhat dry (reading through contracts); however, the attorneys that I work for are a good combination of high qualifications and pleasant personalities, which I realize is rare.
After leaving the company I worked at last year while going to school as a night student, I never expected to be back at a large office or large company and actually be liking it- but so far so good here. It seems to prove that the quality of your work experience often has to do with the quality of the people you are working for at any given time.