Anonymous User wrote:Hi everyone. I want to send an email to a contact I made at a firm that I bid 3rd for OCI. I have no intention of telling my contact where I bid the firm/bring it up unprompted. I know this person after meeting them at a networking and grabbing coffee one-on-one a few weeks after the event in March. My last contact with this person is in April, where we spoke over the phone to go over my resume. I want to update this person to let them know about the journal I am now on and the externship I have for the fall, and I want to tell them about the other events I attended that were hosted by their firm. I don't want it to seem too out-of-the-blue, but also, I want them to know I have them in mind and I really love the firm. Could someone provide some pointers on crafting this email?
Thank you in advance.
This is an email I sent out to a contact made in similar circumstances, that snagged me a pre-OCI interview (and an offer). Reading it back now I find it a bit cringy, but whatever - here's to full disclosure. It worked, so obviously wasn't too awful. I sent it as a reply to previous correspondence, so that even if he didn't really remember me that well, he'd have his memory jogged.
I hope you are well, and the first half of 2016 has been a good one.
I'm currently a summer associate at **my 1L summer firm*** NY office, and have found the **practice group** especially compelling. Of course, that's in large part down to the personalities in the group, but the enjoyment I've found in my **** assignments has helped sharpen my focus in the lead up to OCI.
I know that **his firm*** excels in all areas, but I've heard especially good things about your **** practice. Of all the firm receptions I attended last winter, I particularly enjoyed meeting you and all of the **his firm**** associates - which certainly fits with the reputation **his firm** has for having perhaps the most genuinely friendly culture of any firm.
All of this has put **his firm*** among my top choices, and I'm looking forward very much to interviewing with your colleagues at OCI. In the mean time I wondered if you might know of anyone in ***practice group** who might have time to briefly talk to me? I'd really welcome the opportunity to explore the practice in depth before interviews.