managing your summer internship assignments

Assignment Tracker: To avoid missing a deadline (or completely forgetting about an assignment) I decided to keep a running spreadsheet of all of my assignments. My spreadsheet allows me to keep track of each one of my summer assignments

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One of the things I was most nervous about for my upcoming summer as a law clerk at a “big” law firm was keeping track of all my summer assignments. At a firm it’s pretty common to have multiple assignments at one time, with some being due immediately and other being long term projects that must be completed by the end of the summer. To avoid missing a deadline (or completely forgetting about an assignment) I decided to keep a running spreadsheet of all of my assignments.

My spreadsheet allows me to keep track of each one of my summer assignments as well as;  the date it’s assigned, the attorney who assigned it, the due date, some brief notes, my execution plan, and the weeks I have left to complete the assignment.

In the planning section, I briefly outline my plan for completing the assignment. I make sure to give myself plenty of wiggle room in case a more pressing assignment pops up (it happens all the time!). The finished product ends up looking something like the table below.

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For those of you working at at an internship this summer how do you stay organized? Let me know below!

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march madness

I feel like I blinked and March was over. With finals slowly approaching I’ve been busy, busy, busy, and spring break wasn’t really a break for me at all.

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Although I told myself I would not start wedding planning until the school year was over we’re having a pretty big wedding so locking down the guest list and a venue was a big priority. I toured a ton of venues over spring break and I think I found the one (!!!) but it didn’t leave much time for school work.

 

This semester I took more classes with papers as their finals and it’s been a really crazy experience trying to balance writing papers, outlining, and studying. I’ll be taking a little break from blogging (and happy hours) until finals are over but, let me know if there are any posts you’d like to see when I get back. See you in May!

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how to create a vision board

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How to Create a Vision Board: I think the former scrapbook fanatic in me loves any opportunity to craft. On a deeper level I love the idea of taking the time to truly reflect on my dreams and desires and the opportunity to manifest my future.

Before I restarted my blog one of my most popular posts was the one on vision boards, I decided to do an updated post on how and why I make vision boards.

I love, love, love a good vision board.

I made my first vision board during undergrad after learning about the law of attraction and watching The Secret documentary (which I highly recommend). Since my first vision board I’ve made one at the beginning of any big venture. I made a vision board when I graduated from undergrad, when I started my first job, and I made one when I started law school. Below is the vision board I made when I graduated from undergrad, I currently attend one of the law schools I put on my board! (thoughts really do become things!)

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supplies

What you’ll need to create your own vision board is scissors, crafting supplies, and magazines. I like to go to my local craft store (coupons in hand!) and purchase card stock (I get a large piece to serve as the base of my vision board), stickers, letters, and some type of adhesive. Magazines can be purchase from any convince store or grocery store, although for my vision board I took some old magazines from my parents house (#ImOnALawStudentBudget).

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Once I’ve gathered all my supplies, I find a quiet space and flip through the magazines to find things that inspire me. I cut out pictures, quotes, article titles, and sometimes sections of articles themselves. When I made my current vision board I thought about the next three years of my life; places I want to go, milestones I hope to accomplish, and the type of life I want to lead. All the images I selected corresponded to what I hope the next three years of my life look like in some way.

Finally, I arrange all my clippings on the card stock (my Type A personality peaking through) before gluing them on.

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My vision board is currently hanging above my desk (where I spend most of my time) which allows me to reflect on it each day. Since making my vision board I’ve traveled to a few new cities (I even did an international trip, it was amazing, maybe I’ll blog about it later) and I got engaged! I’m still working on that GWagen though!

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