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Taxation Interview Program

Employer FAQ

1.  How do I register to participate in TIP?

Employers can register online to attend and interview at the Taxation Interview Program (TIP) or to simply collect resumes from participating students. The TIP online registration and interview scheduling system (Symplicity) will open on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, and will be available at:
https://law-tip-csm.symplicity.com/employers/

The deadline for employer registration is Monday, January 28, 2013.

This automated online system allows employers to register for multiple offices, manage their schedule format with ease, and specify precise hiring criteria.

2.  What are the important Program deadlines and dates?

Date

Deadline

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Employer registration opens

Monday, January 28, 2013

Deadline for employer registration

Employer registration fees become non-refundable

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Employer registration fees due

Friday, February 1, 2013

Deadline for employers to book rooms at Embassy Suites Hotel at discounted rate

Employers conducting interviews on March 1, 2013 at TIP may begin viewing student resumes

Friday, February 8, 2013

Employers participating under the resume collection option for TIP begin viewing student resumes

Monday, February 11, 2013

Deadine for employers to submit primary and alternate candidate interview selections

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Employers may view preliminary interview schedules

Friday, March 1, 2013

Taxation Interview Program and TIP Employer Luncheon

 3.  Where will TIP on-campus interviews be held?

TIP will take place on Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Embassy Suites Hotel (900 Tenth Street, NW, in Washington, D.C.).

Employers are responsible for making their own room reservations and for paying for all hotel expenses. Each employer should reserve one room for each interview schedule and should identify the entity they represent as a participant in the TIP Program.

If reserved by February 1, 2013, and while available, program participants will receive a special, total discounted hotel rate of $418 for the cost of both an overnight stay on Thursday, February 28, 2013, and guaranteed 6:00 p.m. check-out on Friday, March 1, 2013.

Reservations can be made through 1-800-EMBASSY with the reservation code "GTT"or by booking online at a specific TIP group reservation Web site: http://bit.ly/WcYKrv.

4.  Can employers select their own interview candidates?

Yes.  TIP is a 100% pre-screened program. Employers submit a job description and request resumes and other application materials (cover letter, J.D. and LL.M. transcripts) in the online system. These requirements are communicated directly to students, who will then be aware of the employer’s hiring criteria when deciding whether or not to bid for an interview.

Employers may interview students under a 20-minute interview schedule or a 30-minute interview schedule.

The candidate pool will include:

  • Tax LL.M. candidates from Georgetown Law and NYU Law, including both U.S.- and foreign-trained lawyers. Most are pursuing their degrees as full-time students, but some part-time candidates will also be available for interviews.
  • Tax LL.M. graduates from Georgetown Law and NYU Law who are now in their final year as law clerks for Judges of the U.S. Tax Court.
  • Georgetown Law and NYU Law students enrolled in the J.D./LL.M. joint degree program in Taxation.
  • Georgetown Law students enrolled in the Certificate in Employee Benefits, Certificate in Estate Planning, Certificate in State and Local Taxation, and Certificate in International Taxation programs, in conjunction with their LL.M. in Taxation programs, and NYU Law students enrolled in the LL.M. in International Taxation.

5. Can employers specify hiring criteria and provide job descriptions?

Yes. The simple online registration form provides ample space for employers to provide as lengthy or as brief of a job description or hiring criteria summary as they wish. This information will be communicated directly to students, who will then be aware of the employer’s needs and requirements when deciding whether to bid for an interview.

As both New York University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center do not rank students within their respective LL.M. programs, employers will not be able to specify “top third of class” or “top ___ per cent” of class.

6.  How many students may an employer interview, and for how long?

Employers may interview as many students as they like in interview slots of either 20 or 30 minutes. If you would like to interview more students, you can add additional schedules at a fee of $300 per schedule. If you would like to interview fewer than the maximum number of students on a schedule, or to interview students only for a portion of the Program day, we are happy to accommodate such requests. 

7.  How does scheduling work?

Employers select the students whom they would like to interview. Employers may “block out” certain portions of the day for breaks, or to allow interviews to start later in the day or finish earlier. Once an employer has selected the students they would like to interview, the interviewees are notified and are instructed to choose an interview time through our automated online system.  When a student logs in, he/she will see all a list of all available interview slots – i.e., all slots which have not been blocked out by the employer or filled by another student. The students then select their own interview times. Once all selected students have scheduled their interviews, employers may log in to view their schedules.

8.  How much does participation in the Program cost?

Private employers who register to interview at TIP pay an initial registration fee of $400. Government employers pay a fee of $300.  To add other regional offices or a second interview schedule, employers pay an additional fee of $300.  For example, if you are a private entity and your Washington, D.C. office signs up today to interview 13 students, and your New York office decides next week to participate as well, and that office wants to interview 15 more students, the firm’s total registration fee would be $700. For a government agency, the total fee would be $600. Employers may also choose to collect resumes only and the fee for this option is $200. Employers using the resume collection option will also be able to manage the selection process online, up until the students have submitted their resumes. After that point, employers may contact the students they wish to interview directly.

9.  Can our firm simply collect resumes rather than interviewing on campus?

Yes. Employers who wish to collect resumes from TIP-participating students, but would prefer not to conduct on-campus interviews, may register to conduct a resume collection only for a fee of $200.

10.  Are TIP registration fees refundable?

Fees are due upon registration. Checks should be made payable to "Georgetown University Law Center" and mailed to:

Georgetown University Law Center
Office of Graduate Programs
Attn.: Molly Scott
600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Hotung 6000
Washington, D.C. 20001-2022

Email:  taxrecruit@law.georgetown.edu

Please note that fees are non-refundable after Monday, January 28, 2013.

11.  Who should I contact for additional information?

If you have technical or detailed questions about any aspect of the Program, please feel free to contact:

Graduate Career and Professional Development
Georgetown University Law Center
Office of Graduate Programs
Phone: (202) 662-9036
Email: taxrecruit@law.georgetown.edu

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