Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:For any Bay Area experts, how is this for ties?:
1) Interest in tech/cyber/IP (no IP background though)--currently work for a consulting group that helps Bay Area tech companies sell into the government space
2) Couple of business trips to our up-start office in San Fran
3) Family in San Diego (Uncle); numerous trips to visit them
4) Considered Cali schools for undergrad (USD, UCSB, UCLA) and had some walk-on offers there
5) Generally like the area
Just a word of advice from a Bay Area resident: Californians think of the north and south as almost two different states. So for instance if you're trying to convince a firm in San Francisco that you're committed to working there because you have family in San Diego (which is 8 hours south), they might wonder why you're not applying to a Los Angeles or San Diego office. If you think about it geographically, it's almost the same thing as telling a D.C. firm that your uncle in Jacksonville, Florida is a local connection.
(Anonymous because I'm not attending a CA school so my connection to SF would out me to classmates)
Yeah, I know. That's my concern. I want SF but can't do any better than that...