Anonymous User wrote:rayiner wrote:ak13 wrote:
oh, ok. i almost just lost it. i'm very confident in my abilities, my personality and interpersonal skills among many other things. this damn forum has done nothing but destroy my aforementioned confidence.
It'll be fine. Just get good grades and diversify your bids at OCI. Don't be surprised if a lot of your "safety" patent boutiques reject you because they just don't need any more ME people.
Credited. Those of us in bad situations could probably have avoided our present troubles if we had been better informed about how to tackle the job search. The primary piece of advice is: starting before summer break, or perhaps very early during the summer break, find some upperclassmen and ask them what to do. That way, you won't have to try to piece things together like we did, an effort which sometimes leads to catastrophic failure.
I second this. They don't have to be your best friends either. People you work with, older students in school clubs. I'd avoid asking about it at parties or bars because it's boring (although some people really like talking about it). Some 3Ls gave me what would have been amazing advice- a month after OCI.
Or come here, next year this place will have a lot more posters who have been through the process. I know I'll be posting.