Do better at OCIs and in-firm interviews

You know why you’re valuable, the contribution you can make, and the type of experience you’d like to gain from summer employment. You also know that getting this across in interviews—in language that’s clear, concise, and compelling—is essential to a positive outcome.

Below is a short video with some tips to help you prepare.



Coaching: Telling your story to employers

Learn how to tell your story to employers (firms, governments, organizations, clerkships). Specifically, get better at doing three things that are key to every interaction with potential employers:

  • Understanding what employers are looking for
  • Explaining your value in terms that resonate with employers
  • Telling your story in a way that's compelling and stands out

We'll spend our time together developing—and amplifying—your current abilities to interview well, focusing on your specific background and objectives. You'll leave with some exercises to help you prepare and a clear plan to help you perform your best during OCIs and the in-firm interviews. 

Key info:

  • Structure: 3-hour intensive session and ongoing email and phone communication to answer questions and help you stay focused on your preparation strategy
  • Location: 401 Richmond Street (at Spadina)
  • Investment: $500 plus HST

Schedule a session:

  • Send an email to to schedule a session.


Who's leading the workshop

Chris Graham graduated from U of T law in 2007, elected valedictorian of his class.

He worked at Bennett Jones LLP in Calgary during his first summer, and at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York during his second summer. (Chris had a half-dozen OCI interviews, all successful, and was offered jobs at 4/5 New York firms with which he interviewed: Sullivan & Cromwell, Paul Weiss, White & Case, and Shearman & Sterling.)

Chris worked at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, representing very large banks, and later at Pape Salter Teillet LLP, in Toronto, representing Aboriginal governments across Canada. (There's a surprising amount of overlap between those practices—just ask!)

In 2017, Chris founded TellPeople, a vehicle for teaching empathy-based storytelling to professionals. Relevant engagements include: Law Society of Upper Canada, Osler LLP, the Ontario Securities Commission, Department of Justice (federal), University of Toronto Faculty of Law, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, Ryerson University, the DMZ, Camp OOCH, Gilda's Club, and Jane's Walk

You can read some client feedback here


Start getting ready

Send an email to to schedule a session.