The Brainalist wrote:
I could be wrong about Yale and Stanford and I find the lack of transparency in employment outcomes confounding. Why is it so hard for someone in stanford's career services to call up the 180 students at stanford, and just poll them with specific questions? I wish every school in the top 20 did this, and with such small classes, I don't see why we can't have clearer information. So I only pick up these small indicators of what is going on from ATL or XOXO or JDU or this site to give some idea. The thing is, I can't think of one example of someone talking about being, or knowing, a jobless 3L at Stanford or Yale. It could just be that they don't complain publicly, but it could be that fewer of them are actually jobless. I don't know.
This is a really thoughtful post. The lack of detailed, standardized, job placement information is staggering. I was visiting the University of Chicago and while I understand that they are trying to sell their product, I also don't believe that getting a job is a non-issue out of that school.
I mean, how useful would a break-down by firm and salary/bonus information be for every class? Let alone information on when job offers were received, average number of offers, and what lead to the job (i.e. internship, SA, etc...)