Some of you may be getting to a mid-point during your summer associate terms. Have you received input? I like firms that provide a mid-point evaluation. If you haven't received input on your work product, etc., ask the HP or recruiting coordinator if you could schedule a time. If there's little things that can be fixed -- like proofing better -- that is something you could hear about now - rather than at the end of the summer, which can be cured in subsequent work product. I know most of us don't like to hear criticism, but it is useful for this job and in the future. If there's something you disagree with - like you followed one line of thinking because the assigning partner put it in the work assignment form - then go ahead and explain that, calmly. Don't be overly defensive, however. Show that you want to learn and take the opportunity to see how you can improve. If you've had a memo marked up - see what the reviewer did - take out excess wording; break it into sections to have it read better; re-organize it? Take some time to assess how a more experienced person improved your work product.
Btw, HP is a bit nostalgic. I think we are coming up next month on the first anniversary of HP's Office blog. What shall we do to acknowledge this occasion?