Rock-N-Roll wrote:UCLAtransfer wrote:Rock-N-Roll wrote:My future schoolmate: The advice career services gave you seemed reasonable, why do you have misgivings? After all, it's their job to give good advice and in the school's best interest to help you succeed at OCI. I don't think non-Boalt TLSers should have any standing regarding your OCI strategy. Best of luck to you!
You can't be serious. This is a joke/sarcasm, right?
Why? Was being totally sincere.
In terms of bidding strategy: I would expect that a career service office at any school would have a sense of their students' past profiles, how those students bid at past OCIs, and which strategies were or were not successful. This therefore makes such an office a repository of useful data that a student can apply to their own profile and bidding strategy. While on the other hand, as fun as TLS is, to me it seems primarily a repository of personal opinions, anecdotes, and supposition (as opposed to useful data).
In terms of the value of a WOA grade: Again, I would expect that the career service office would be basing a claim like this on Boalt students' past data, while here on TLS opinions are based for the most part on nothing concrete. However, what might be worth paying attention to in terms of primary anecdotal information, as I alluded to at the end of my previous post, would be if TLSers from Boalt came forward and posted that they had received an HH in WOA and were confident that it didn't do much for them.
Are you a 0L?
I don't go to Boalt (I go to another T10 school). But our career services is vehemently opposed to using any kind of data or doing any kind of statistical analysis more complex than
"X number of students participated in OCI and X number of students got jobs." I know this because I've asked them why they don't do this and they told me it would take too much work (apparently nobody's career hangs in the balance here- including theirs when they don't show good placement numbers).
Reports from other top schools about their career services offices are just as bad. For example, Michigan's OCS apparently told all their students to bid on Chicago the year there turned out to be about 250 SA spots in the entire city.
This all makes sense when you realize most Career Services offices are staffed by washed-up lawyers who are scared to death of numbers.