We expect that you will have excellent academic qualifications. We could also set out a long list of attributes that you should possess including a commitment to excellence, integrity, a strong work ethic, curiosity, sound judgment, drive, enthusiasm, patience, a good sense of humour.
And while – yes – we are hoping that you possess all of those attributes, we are looking for something more. It is the quality that is toughest to measure and judge. We are looking for summer and articling students who fit within our firm culture. We want to hire students that will continue with us beyond their articles. Students we can envision as colleagues.
During the interview process, our approach to finding out whether you have that intangible “something more” is to find out as much as we can about you. What you are hoping to achieve? What are your big picture career objectives? What makes you unique? What interests and inspires you?
Your question, of course, is how can you stand out? How can you make our decision easy for us? The answer is for you to demonstrate your unique strengths. Tell us about your skills – but show us your character. Tell us about your passions. Show us that you possess that unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit and superior analytical abilities.