Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Diversity fairs may not provide any additional boost, but being URM, at least at my Midwestern T25, is proving to be statistically significant. A handful of URMs in our class who should be just out of reach of biglaw from our school (ranked 30-40%) have offers in hand, whereas the non-URMs twenty percentiles higher
in the same grade range have been shut out thus far.
ITT, white kids complain about how the URMs are stealing all the jobs.
As a fellow non-URM still enduring the job search at a Midwestern T25, I fully understand how frustrating it is not to have an offer. But the fact that we don't have jobs yet doesn't give us the right to point out all the reasons that others shouldn't have gotten theirs. I understand the resentment, but let's keep it in check. The things you post out of frustration on this board are seen by a lot of our classmates who lurk and can be (and are) taken the wrong way.
From what I can tell from talking with my friends at school, one of the facts that hasn't been brought up on this board is that most of the URMs that are getting jobs that "should be just out of reach" are looking in non-midwestern markets, particularly NY and SF. It seems like the majority of people posting ITT are trying to stay in the midwest, so why should it matter that someone else, URM or otherwise, got a job in markets we have no interest in?
As I said before, I get how frustrating this job search is and I know it's easy to resent the people who are done (even if you are happy for them/know that you should be). I just wanted to remind everyone that what you say on TLS does not stay on TLS. It would suck to be labeled racist or whatever IRL because of comments made in the heat of the moment on here.