Anonymous User wrote:(6) OCS basically hid behind their desks when students weren't getting offers. I know other OCSs that call firms on behalf of students who are in callback purgatory, who hustles through their connections for more interviews (and was not a sham; it actually worked), who offered comprehensive and constructive sessions for helping students get jobs.
FWIW, I do know for a fact Michigan has fixed this one, although you have to be super proactive w/OCS and some of the counselors are far better than others. (And btw, DF, I probably would've gotten the same job at NW as I got at M -- I'm just bitching because the numbers look so terrible).
I do, however, agree that there are still other problems here (for instance, we get far fewer bids/interviews than peer schools). And same goes for the aggregated data and not getting the number of interviews, etc. Also, I do kind of hate that bidding becomes more about "gaming the system" rather than "figuring out which firms you would be the best 'fit' at", but I'd guess that's a problem everywhere and not solely with Michigan.
However, I'm not surprised at all how bad the overall c/o 2011 numbers are -- I've been following OCI at top schools since my sister went through it in 2008, and I've pretty much watched the entire ITE debacle unfold.