The law school curriculum is largely rooted in academia, with minimal focus on acquiring the “soft skills” necessary to excel beyond the basic, entry-level job expectations. This Forbes article presents four things we can all do within the first few weeks at a new job to excel beyond expectations. Although these are (hopefully) common-sense, I wonder if our generation could be doing more of these “entrepreneurial” tasks when we walk into a new role. The concepts identified by the author (asking questions, interacting with colleagues one on one) are simple, and perhaps easily overlooked by those of us who walk into more-complex entry level roles. Interviewers and supervisors of mine have been quick to point out that it takes showing initiative to stand out in your role, skills that we can only begin to practice in the limited amount of skills/intensive courses offered here at NDLS.