Experiences from the New York University International Student Interview Program

By: Philipp Campestrini (LL.M. Candidate, ’12)

Philipp Campestrini (LL.M. Candidate, ’12)

The first step to actually get an invitation for the New York University International Student Interview Program (NYU ISIP) is to upload your resume to an internet portal.  Matching to your profile, a list of different pre-selected law-firms is being provided.  Most of these law firms come from your home-country because they have certain requirements which you personally have to fulfill.  For me, for example, the language skills of German, French and English were the decisive requirements.  Within this list I could bid for interviews and when the law-firms were interested, they invited me for an interview in New York.  I received 10 interviews for the interview-day and 2 separate one-hour interviews. I was really happy that so many big Swiss law-firms showed interest in my resume and invited me for interviews.

A few weeks later, my journey to New York for the well known New York University ISIP began on NYU International Student Interview Program 2012 Informationa Thursday morning.  My Swiss classmate who also got invitations for several interviews joined me and we travelled together.  Fortunately, all professors from Wake Forest University School of Law knew that we had an important weekend coming and therefore, excused us for all classes on Thursday and Friday.  Fully packed with suits, dress-shirts, ties and application-documents, we drove early in the morning to Greensboro to the Piedmont Triad International Airport.  After a while of searching, we found an available long-term parking spot, but unfortunately this procedure took too much time and we had to rush to catch our flight to New York.  Arriving at the last minute, we checked-in our baggage and boarded the airplane without standing in line.  Continue reading »