Snooker wrote:Being a native of Texas also gives you a BIG advantage for finding jobs.
So reading this, it makes me a bit scared to NOT be a Texas native and go to UT. I know that Texas is a state where natives are very much appreciated, but are there still good opportunities for people who are not natives that would like to settle there? I don’t have ties to any region or state.
My wife’s family lives in Austin, but they are immigrants (although blended in by marriage to Texans). This is a big reason I (and she!) would like for me to go to UT. In addition I really want to get into Energy and Oil law. But if I’m going to get supplanted by possibly a lower ranked person because of Texas native status, or if non-Texas natives are frozen out of some of the opportunities (like in Oil or Government), I might have second thoughts.