drbarry987 wrote:I wonder why so fewer students participated at EIW at NYU ("high 70s%") than at CLS (92%) ?
I'm sure NYU's focus on PI accounts for some of the diparity, but it still seems like almost everyone should do EIW, try and get an offer, and then back out if a good PI job comes along later (since the PI recuiting cycle is later). What gives? Seems like a pretty big difference.
Its definitely the PI thing. I know a number of kids who had no interest in firm jobs, and didn't even bother with EIW. Sure, most people would say "why not just do it for insurance?" But NYU has a real strength when it comes to securing high level PI jobs for students. The students who want it can usually get it. So there isn't really much of a need for "insurance" options. Unlike many schools, where kids come in saying they want PI, but inevitably end up on the firm route, a real solid chunk of NYU PI kids actually stay the course.
And I can't leak too much either, but I also heard that EIW success rate was something like mid-80's, which is excellent.