On today’s episode of Topping the Curve I interview Jordan Metoyer, a 2L at Georgetown, Barristers' Council Executive Director, and incoming summer associate at White & Case LLP, in their New York and Houston office. Jordan and I talk all about networking and the value of networking as a law student.
In this episode, Jordan goes into detail about networking: what is is, how you do it, and most importantly why you need to do it as you are building a professional career. Jordan begins by breaking down what it means to network and how that definition may change as you progress throughout your career. Not only does Jordan talk about how networking is a meaningful way to create valuable relationships, but how it is also helpful on a personal level for understanding yourself and what you want to do.
We also hear about balancing networking with law school classes and what a typical 1L year may look like. Specifically, Jordan expresses that prime networking time is the time between the end of finals, and the beginning of your second semester 1L.
Lastly, Jordan talks about the distinction between networking with people from similar backgrounds, versus networking to build your career. You’ll specifically hear gems about sponsorship and mentorship and why they can be crucial to your success as a future attorney.
You can keep up with Jordan or ask her any questions via her Linkedin: Jordan Metoyer, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not only is this episode important for current and prospective law school students, but it can also be applicable to any professional career.
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