ChildPlease wrote:Unemployed wrote:I heard NYU did a little better (70%?)
Relaxing the curve was a smart move.
70%????? This can't be correct. Where did you hear this?
1. They're peer schools. The numbers should be close.
2. As Unemployed has pointed out, the percentages are referring only to the pre-semester, summer OCI. Both schools (I think) then have fall OCIs during which more students may have received offers. Plus, students' own job search efforts may have landed additional offers. So the final XX% of CLS and XX% of NYU offered at NLJ250 firms will likely be different...
3. Most importantly, the difference between the numbers is small - perhaps insignificant. Small enough at least that the possible explanations are varied. It might be, as Unemployed said, due to NYU's recently kinder curve. It might be that the stereotypes are true: NYU students are kinder, more outgoing (and better interviewing) folks than their uptown, uptight peers. It might be that NYU students doubted their school's brand and undersold themselves in greater numbers to lower-ranked firms.
Or... it's just one (weird) year's results at one stage of hiring. Don't take it to be empirical proof of employer preferences. Take it as a rough estimate: about 2/3rds of CCN got offers out of the first OCI.