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Succeeding as a Summer Associate

The Secret to Standing Out

The Secret to Standing Out

Learn the importance of commitment, what commitment means in practice, and how you can demonstrate commitment by being involved in marketing and business development, even as a summer associate.


The social side of summer will be a lot of fun, and social events are a great way for you to initiate relationships with the people at your firm. But with all your summer-associate colleagues shaking the same hands, making similar small talk, and applying equal focus to using the correct fork at formal dinners, how can you stand out from the crowd? In this lesson, we’ll show you how to make a positive—and lasting—impression. The key to this is, in a word, commitment.

Commitment is essential...