Grad­u­ate Inter­view Series | Steven Wang

Why did you choose Swaab?

I chose Swaab because they offered an oppor­tu­ni­ty for a spe­cialised prop­er­ty grad­u­ate. I applied because I want­ed to work in prop­er­ty law and I believed that this role would give me an oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn and devel­op my skills as a prop­er­ty lawyer and become spe­cialised in prop­er­ty law in the future. Being a mid-tier firm, I also believed that Swaab would give me an oppor­tu­ni­ty to engage in a diverse range of mat­ters and clients, which would broad­en my skillset as a lawyer. 

What was the Swaab selec­tion process like?

I went through two rounds of inter­views and attend­ed a lunch with some Swaab employ­ees and the oth­er can­di­dates. I enjoyed the lunch event in par­tic­u­lar because it gave me the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn more about the firm and the peo­ple that worked there, and hav­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty to bond and build rap­port with the exist­ing Swaab employ­ees gave me com­fort that the peo­ple at Swaab would be great peo­ple to work along­side and affirmed my desire to join the firm. 

What has been your expe­ri­ence to date?

Since join­ing Swaab, I have enjoyed my expe­ri­ence and liken it to a sports high­light reel, and I find it dif­fi­cult to think of any­thing that says oth­er­wise. I work in a great team who are always sup­port­ive of me and that I all get along with. I have also enjoyed the social events at Swaab, such as the firm shared lunch (the food was deli­cious), triv­ia night (great ques­tions and fun vibes) and the cor­po­rate soc­cer world cup (tir­ing but exhil­a­rat­ing), just to name a few, where I have bond­ed and made some great friends with­in the firm as a result.

How would you describe the Swaab culture?

One of the Swaab val­ues is gen­eros­i­ty of spir­it’ and since I have start­ed work­ing here, I have wit­nessed this val­ue being shown first-hand through my fel­low Swaa­bies. Every­one is noth­ing short of amaz­ing, always find­ing the time to help one anoth­er even if they are busy them­selves and always pro­vid­ing moral and emo­tion­al sup­port when times are tough. The fact that I get to inter­act with my friends and col­leagues at work is the main thing that moti­vates me to get out of bed every morn­ing, even in this freez­ing cold weath­er, to go to work. 

Giv­en the com­pet­i­tive nature of the mar­ket, do you see the pos­si­bil­i­ty of a long term career at Swaab?

I am lov­ing the work that I am doing in the prop­er­ty team and I am get­ting ample oppor­tu­ni­ties to learn and devel­op my skills in this area of law, whilst also being entrust­ed with mat­ters of my own to fur­ther help me grow as a prop­er­ty lawyer, hence I def­i­nite­ly believe I can have a long-term career at Swaab.