nigelfrost wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Talk to your Career Services Office. No one here is going to know what they're talking about. Unless they work at your Career Services Office.
Seriously? Have you actually spoken with a counselor in a CSO? They're almost as out-of-touch-reality as professors.
More so, actually. For example, a counselor told me I should call judges ahead and warn them that I had an exploding offer, and ask if they'd be willing to hire me on the spot if they liked me. Otherwise, I'd be wasting their time, because the offer was exploding. Now I'm a little nuts, but even I was like, "isn't that really presumptuous, asking someone if they'll hire you immediately before they met you - IF they like you?" And she gets all hufffy, like, "oh, you wanted my advice and I gave it! You should ask, they'll hate you if you tell them when you get there!" So I asked one of my recommenders and he thought that was the dumbest nonsense ever. OCS people just aim to please, they'll always be like, "just follow your heart, this is what most people would do but that's nice too..." Professors, on the other hand, are frequently assholes and will tell you if something's an idiotic idea. If anything, a little too prestige-obsessed.