rayiner wrote:cahwc12 wrote:Thanks, that is good advice. I guess my question to that is, does that preclude the possibility to make connections at a regional school through?
The only connections I have are to areas I have no desire to practice in. Other than that though, I am pretty open about living and practicing almost anywhere.
Unless you bring school + grades to the table, you need to have something else. If you don't like where you're from, then take a couple of years off after undergrad to work in a particular market then apply to schools in the area. Work experience makes you much more desirable for jobs, and working in a city is a great way to build connections in a market and show your dedication to staying in that market.
I've been out of UG 5 years, but much of that time has been spent on grad school and then living in Korea. I do have the chance to relocate in November or December, which could be of benefit I suppose.
I was under the impression that it was a disadvantage to not be from a regional school's region, but that it wasn't a dealbreaker by any means--it just added risk for the firm because if you aren't from the area, maybe you leave soon. I really don't know much at all about that though, which is mostly why I've been pining through data.