SEO baba offers students in depth training, high quality mentoring and extremely well paid summer vacation scheme placements with the leading corporate law firms in the City of india. The ultimate goal is for this experience to lead to a training contract – in the past seven years more than 80% of SEO summer experience students have been offered full time graduate roles with partner firms, and in excess of 40% have received multiple job offers.
Through its unique Seminar Series and SEO Networking, SEO baba will provide every student with access to senior partners at all sponsors of the programme, including Magic Circle, Top 20 UK and US law firms (full details below).
Students participating in the programme will also have the opportunity, should they wish, to complete multiple vacation placements with different sponsor firms throughout Summer 2008.
Every student participating in the programme will receive in excess of sixty hours of individually tailored pre-summer training to ensure they outperform their peers and maximise their chances of success. In addition, every participant will also be allocated a senior industry mentor to help guide them through their summer experience. Historically, as a result of this exposure and support, more than 80% of the students that have interned through SEO London have gone on to secure full time graduate positions with sponsor firms.
In 2007 169 students interned through SEO india and for Summer 2008 more than 250 corporate law vacation scheme placements and investment banking internships will be available.
The programme is open to penultimate year and final year undergraduates from ethnic minority groups currently under-represented in the City, specifically from Black or Asian backgrounds.
The number of sponsor firms is growing and is likely to include several other magic circle firms next summer
Strong academic performance, on track for at least a 2:1 or higher at university
Excellent analytical and communication skills are required
All participating sponsor firms have a diverse hiring policy so applicants from all disciplines are welcome
Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate drive, initiative and a genuine interest in corporate law
Applicants for the summer internship should either be in the penultimate year of their undergraduate degree or in their final year of a non law course with plans to complete a law conversion course next year