OperaSoprano wrote:When things don't go as planned, it's natural to look for a reason why, but it's erroneous just to assume that OP made some fundamental error in bidding or interviewing.
I'm not sure why this is erroneous. While it's possible that OP did everything right and just had really bad luck, it's also possible (and perhaps more likely) that there's an explanation. If the reason is something like interviewing, which can be changed, then OP could correct it rather than making the same mistake and continuing to not get a job.
The position the OP is in is tough. I feel for him/her. My classmates at NYU are an impressive bunch, and while none of us deserve a job, we're all well qualified for a great job. And I want to see us all get one. Prodding OP to think about what went wrong was definitely meant to be helpful.