sunynp wrote:What did your husband do the summer of his 2L year? This could be hurting him. I know you said a small firm but how small? What work was he doing?
What happened with OCI exactly?
Small local firm 2L summer. I mentioned in the original post it didn't work out because they couldn't justify the hours to make an offer, but there are associates there (maybe even a junior partner?) who have offered to be references and he has started including them as references where appropriate when applying to things. It wasn't transactional, so it's not helping in that department specifically, and it wasn't biglaw so again not a huge help. But it was a positive enough experience and he has references from it. I'm not sure what the overall takeaway (helping/hurting) from that would be...?
OCI both years was just a lot of what he's experienced the whole time - a good handful of callbacks (not an amazing record as far as screeners : callbacks, I wouldn't think, but definitely not terrible) with no results. The 2L summer firm was something he got I believe from a mass mailing, not through OCI.