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Old 23-05-2024, 01:29 PM
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old news alr la now what era still want to be banker. swes are king. why be excel monkey when you can work in FAANG, work 2 hours a day tops writing a couple lines of code, rest of the day shake leg chill on beanbags and earn much more than bankers
Tech may be the hottest girl in the room right now, but that's quite analogous to finance 10-20 years ago. The environment is more aggressive now than before and fewer placeswhere you can coast on two hours, but the saving grace is that engineers are in general just nicer folks than bankers.

Don't think I earn much more than bankers a few years out of school, but work is likely more stimulating.

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Do you have the skillsets? Are you willing to network and beg for a chance to learn on the job? If not, forget about it. The transition is not easy at all.

I know friends who have done it. They fall into two categories - (1) either they had the finance skills to begin with (e.g. double degree, or did their own learning), or (2) they begged for a chance to prove themselves and nearly died learning on the job.
Agree with this. Skillsets not just technical skills and aptitude. Also in certain industries not everything abide so closely to rule of law.

Age is another factor. Transitions across high intensity careers are better done when younger, as you need the energy to put in more hours to learn OTJ to just catch up with your competitive colleagues.

IMO there is more advantage to be in the law firm that works on different deals as you get overview across different companies.

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Anyone know SUSS law grads starting salary?

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Anyone know SUSS law grads starting salary?
$1,500-3,000 just like the rest of us??
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$1,500-3,000 just like the rest of us??
Speak for yourself. I TSMP employee earning market leading salary doing Wall Street Work hor
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$1,500-3,000 just like the rest of us??
Asker probably meant the before (part B honorarium) and the after (NQ pay) other than the TC allowance itself (which might not be the same $2K for everyone)
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Anyone know SUSS law grads starting salary?
Depends on the firm you are seeking employment from, just like every other law school graduate.

If you manage to get B4, you get B4 starting pay.
If you get an international firm, you get international firm rate.
If you go for a small Chinatown firm, you get what they can give you.

The law school doesn't define you or give you a default pay. It's what you make of your own, ie your CV, your life experiences, your value that you bring to the table.
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Depends on the firm you are seeking employment from, just like every other law school graduate.

If you manage to get B4, you get B4 starting pay.
If you get an international firm, you get international firm rate.
If you go for a small Chinatown firm, you get what they can give you.

The law school doesn't define you or give you a default pay. It's what you make of your own, ie your CV, your life experiences, your value that you bring to the table.
But keep in mind there are stereotypes that you'll have to overcome when you come from a "lesser" law school like SUSS. Look, we all want to hear nice, comforting things, but try to keep it real when you're making big decisions.
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If you manage to get B4, you get B4 starting pay.
Funny thing is, if you read a few pages back, nobody here seems to be able to actually specify what "B4 starting pay" is. Only lots of comments heavy on insufferableness and obnoxiousness but light on actual info.
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Depends on the firm you are seeking employment from, just like every other law school graduate.

If you manage to get B4, you get B4 starting pay.
If you get an international firm, you get international firm rate.
If you go for a small Chinatown firm, you get what they can give you.

The law school doesn't define you or give you a default pay. It's what you make of your own, ie your CV, your life experiences, your value that you bring to the table.
Agree. I know of a former PA (personal assistant doing clerical work) who managed to make it into SUSS law, now graduated and back to the same organization but doing legal work. Estimated pay 5-6k but can only steadily increase over the years.

Well if those bosses you have worked for are willing to support and position you, and you yourself manage to do well given the opportunity to ‘upgrade’, who’s anyone to label schools as second or third class? Heh heh heh
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