Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I can't speak with authority on Chi's OCS office, but as a transfer student, I can say that they have done far more for me in the last two weeks than what my former school's OCS office was able to offer throughout the entire 1L year. At my former school, all OCS would do is suggest changes to your resume, only to change it back again when you came back with the revised copy; oh yeah, they'd also offer the advice to "go network." Here, they've actually given me substantive advice. So long way to say, it could be much, much worse.
+1. I've had some good advice from them also (as a transfer), and maybe one or two pieces of advice that were iffy, but as a whole, I felt like they have done a good job so far.
I'm not a transfer, but I also agree that much advice received was helpful. I will limit that to saying I received the brunt of my advice from LH (who I personally found to be amazing) and found most advice from PW in particular to be faulty.
The one thing I would fault OCS for is for not saying when to engage in write-in submissions, which I learned should have been done about a month ago. I thought that sending write-in submissions post-OCI was the norm, but I was told that I am going to be slightly late when I do that now. That is my sole complaint with OCS. I don't think they really have any control or influence on the hiring patterns of firms, the current legal economy/market, or the way firms are responding to the current economy/market. Placing fault on them for the hiring patterns of firms seems somewhat misplaced. Blame the invisible heart of the American economy for being cold and shriveled. On the whole, LH did a really solid job in my opinion.
(I'm median, have two callbacks, six rejections, and a lot pending.)