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Anonymous User wrote:In general, has anyone found the NU resume drop program to be effective? I've only seen a couple of CBs coming out of this. Knowing career services, they probably failed to even submit our resumes to the firms until just recently.
How exactly has career services failed you? They seem to be pretty on top of their shit based on my experiences with them.
I never said that careers services failed me. I merely said that they probably failed to send out the submitted resumes in a timely manner. Otherwise, I think that if you poll 2 and 3Ls, most students would express indifference or displeasure w/ careers services.
Why would you think that career services failed to submit resumes in a timely manner?
Taking any of this out on career services is unfair. The market blows. The number of SA positions in Chicago is down to just a third of what was available just two years ago. 60% of the class at peer schools like Cornell and Michigan struck out last year at OCI despite having arguably better connections to the more robust NYC market. They can't do anything about it.
A lot of people did struggle with OCI, and it isn't anyone's fault. That said, if you don't have an offer yet, now is the time to hustle. Mail every firm you can, reach out to alumni, consider smaller firms, consider other avenues. These economic conditions reward people who are aggressive and proactive. Don't be one of those 3Ls who numbly holds out for biglaw when it isn't coming. Do *something* to get your career started.