HeavenWood wrote:x7227 wrote:Delaware...worst state ever? Yeah...right! They have...ummm...that screen door factory...and...ummm....tax free shopping and cheap booze? I mean...TAX FREE SHOPPING AND CHEAP BOOZE, WAAAHOOO!
Have you ever been to Delaware?
Many times. Is there something wrong with tax free shopping (which I of course remit on my state income taxes...ahem) cheap booze and sturdy screen doors? Its the simple things in life that I enjoy most...
Seriously though, as someone from SEPA, I've been to DE many many times and its alright...but its not like...oh my god i need to be in delaware for the next 30 years! Heck I'd take Delaware County over the entire state of Delaware, but that's just me.
And if you're still undecided, Wayne and Garth put the Delaware debate to bed... http://youtu.be/8v9-BWReQ6w
JakeG3636 wrote:One thing that people overlook is the value of part-time jobs and internships. Lots of those come from career planning/Craigslist postings, adjunct professors, family friends, etc., and if you do a good job, you have a chance of getting a full-time offer. In those cases, it often doesn't matter where you go to school.
These are the interpersonal relationships that can make the difference between getting a job and standing on the bread line. You've got to back it up with grades, but, as much as I hate to admit it, Philadelphia still has aspects of an old-boys network in many ways. Granted I may benefit from the connections I've made myself in my paralegal WE and my small business catering to law firms...but I'll also benefit because I can pick up the phone and talk about the good ole days with Judge so and so when I house-sit for him or the partner at Blank Rome who convinced me Temple was the way to go, ect.. Between networking, internships and those personal relationships you won't necessarily guarantee yourself a job, but they damn well can get you a phone number, an e-mail address, something or anything to help you along in your search, if you're hungry enough.
Maybe I'm naïve, but so far all my experiences have led me to believe that many lawyers in Philly (not most but definitely more than a few) want to help out an up-and-coming kid if he or she is hungry enough, especially since most of them got a boost from someone like that 20 years ago. Again that's from my personal experience, so YMMV...