Hey posting this for a friend:
My 3L pal is looking for an articling job. She performed very well in a seminar course taught by practitioners who work in an area she's interested in, and at a firm that regularly hires for articling. They reached out to her after grades were released saying they were impressed and would like to keep in touch/go for lunch.
She wants to get a sense of how promising this is in terms of leading to employment. If it did, it would be off-cycle (they have hired articling students for 2019/2020 via the formal recruit). Specifically, does anyone know of students who have been poached in this way?
There was no direct mention of employment in their email. I think regardless, this could be a great connection for her.