trudat15 wrote:Blindmelon wrote:2014 wrote:I imagine their job placement for the first few years will be remarkable in an effort to game the initial rankings. I would think a new school who has an expressed goal of being top 20 really can't afford to have hiring be a bloodbath.
Doubtful their desires to be high in the rankings will somehow lead to great job placement. If you mean pure # of people with jobs, then yea, I assume they'll try to get everyone employed (although all schools do this, even NU hires post-grad RAs).
If someone like Dean C is making calls for you to get you summer jobs, then imagine what they'll do to make sure you have a good job at grad. It'll be their first few classes, so they need to place alums in great jobs. Their small class sizes help them really focus on jobs for everyone.
Seems like they are much more engaged than other schools' Career centers.
Exactly, I bet the career services people are busting ass and burning through connections to get the first few classes on the ground. From the pure USNWR ranking, placement can be manipulated, but as has been pointed out more or less successfully, a school that cannot place their graduates in good jobs is going to get hit in the peer and legal assessment categories, and it is going to get hit by bad PR which will in turn make it difficult for them to attract high GPAs and LSATs without shelling out huge schollys.