Always Credited wrote:Blindmelon wrote:Always Credited wrote:Informative wrote:Both schools are regional. The usual rule applies: If you want to work in Boston, go to BU. If you want to work in NYC, go to Fordham. Cost should be taken into account as well, but generally, you should try to go to a school in the city you want to work in.
Fordham - NYC
BU - Boston
This isn't entirely accurate. Fordham absolutely "locks" you into NYC in a way that BU doesn't "lock" you into Boston - BU offers portability where Fordham offers none. BU can get you out of Boston, Fordham won't get you out of New York (generally).
Fordham's relative advantage here is that most people want portability in order TO GO TO New York City, heh.
Credited. As always?
But yea, Informative, only about half of BU's class stays in the MA/CT/RI/VT area. About 1/4 go to NYC and from there about 10-15% go to the West Coast and the rest spread around randomly, but most of the stragglers under up in the DC area.
I think Fordham is around 90% NYC, correct me if I'm wrong.
96% based on their latest employment data. I tend to be skeptical of all school-released statistics, but that's one I happen to believe.
Fordham students overwhelmingly self select to stay here (89% go to NY, NJ and PA). 96% of entering students polled said they wanted to work in NYC, so this isn't the biggest shock ever. I also wrote that on my survey. However, it is ridiculous to claim that we are locked in. I just saw our preliminary OCI list. The way it works is that most big firms send people from their NYC office to interview us, then let us indicate if we are interested in any of their other national offices. If I decided to buck the trend and try to get a DC job, I would look for firms with DC offices, and indicate my preference thus. Getting a PI job outside NYC would be even easier, because most people don't get PI jobs through OCI in the first place. I would have to do the footwork myself for any PI job, though as with any school, networking ability would give me a leg up on jobs in my home city.
Basically, the school interviews students about their preferences in order to tell employers what kind of jobs Fordham students are hoping for. Our dean actually said he wished more of us would say on the survey that we wanted to work in Boston, or California, or just elsewhere, because this would be encouraging for employers to see.
Statistics are here: http://law.fordham.edu/career-planning/17281.htm