DavidYurman85 wrote:how was oci? does diversity seem to matter as much as people say? have you gotten offers yet? if not...good luck going forward!
OCI was good for me, but OCI really shouldn't be the only thing you bank on for a job. I had a successful OCI, but as URM you are given a huge leg up on your classmates through job fairs. I went to every job fair I could go to this summer and as a result ended up with multiple offers and callbacks before OCI even started. Job fairs also help you escape the regional reputation of your school, giving you access to employers from all over the country who don't normally recruit at your school or in your region at all.
In interviews in general, I don't think diversity alone really helps you much. You still have to interview well, and you still need grades that can indicate you have the ability to do the work.
1. Is the Socratic Method really as intimidating as many make it out to be?
2. Is there a majorly competitive atmosphere in the schools?
3. How welcoming is the atmosphere for those who have work experience (I will have 4 years upon fall entrance)?
4. Do you feel that you have enough time for your final exams? (I heard it's only about 2 hours)
5. How popular is it for students to work during the semesters?
1. No. I have a lot of experience speaking in public, so this wasnt an issue for me.
2. At my school, everyone realizes that we are essentially competing against one another for grades and jobs, but that doesn't affect the collegiality of the environment.
3. Can't really answer this question as constructed. Your teachers and fellow students aren't gonna give a damn about your work experience. Employers seem to care, but in the end, interviewing well matters more than work experience ever will.
4. Different professors allow more or less time for exams. Generally though, I never feel like I found everything.
5. 2L's and 3L's often work during the semester (I am). Fulltime 1L's should not, and legally cannot work during the semester .