Anonymous User wrote:
I talked to career services because I wanted some more information about the process of accepting an offer. There were a couple other firms where I had callbacks. I looked over reports from past summer associates, offer rates, things like that. It helped to confirm for me that I wanted to go with Day Pitney and that I should withdraw from the other firms. You could probably find most of this info on NALP, but I wanted someone to talk to.
I don't think you need to let career services know about offers, but it may make them more effective at advising other students if you do.
<Anon from above. That makes sense- thank you. Congratulations on Day Pitney, and here's hoping you made some space for me at the firm I'm waiting to hear from!
Good luck to you. Just to clarify what I meant before, when I went to talk to career services, they said I was the first Day Pitney offer they had heard from. They also told me that they had heard of someone getting an offer from another firm where I had a callback. Since I hadn't heard from this other firm yet, career services explained that I was probably in their holding pool while they waited to see if their first choice students accepted offers. Therefore, the odds of getting an offer from the second firm were low. I actually really liked Day Pitney so I was happy to go with their offer, but if the second firm had been my first choice, it would have helped to clarify my chances.
Career services also has binders with evaluations of firms from past summer associates that include information of the work environment and summer pay.