Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:For the record I'm also a 2L at SMU and don't know of anyone who had 24 screeners. It's also nearly implossible not to be able to find a small firm in DFW willing to take you on part time during the year/summer because there are so many <10 man/woman shops around. We've had tons of symplicity postings and it's easy to fire off emails to firms around. Either OP is hugely exaggerating or flame.
OP here, i got the small firm thing going, but there is a huge difference in salary. (3X!)
No flame, as we have established here, I just pretty much suck. Did Houston and Dallas OCI. Look around campus for the giant ball of suck in your classes, that's me!
I'm in the anon you replied to. Most people have been talking about cultural differences here, etc. but you need to get over this self pity bullshit. I know your situation sucks, because I struck out at OCI as well. I have bad days to. But "the giant ball of suck" is too far. You're not defined by OCI or your pay. Grow up and just start (keep?) grinding. Keep mailing. Kill it at your small firm. See what firms are doing OCI again for 3L's in August. Apply everywhere again in August. Wallowing in this isn't going to help. This is your problem, nothing cultural or social. I'm sure this started to show after a few screeners and I'd be willing to bet that's what you struck out on the rest.
While this is good advice, maybe i'd have worded it better. OP is already down, and you don't need to kick him. And from what I can tell, he's continued to hustle. He might need to switch up his hustle a bit and attack in a different direction , but he hasn't shown signs that he's given up. We're frustrated law students, that's why we post here. We're suppose to help eachother vent, and be a community of brethren who help eachother fighting this metaphorical war called starting a career. Remember, often times people don't have the support network that u may have, and they have to turn to internet strangers for that little bit of compassion. Yes, we're not defined by our OCI and pay, but we all just dedicated 3 years of hard work for this career, and idk how one can see the fruit of their labor pale in comparison to others all around them and not feel deflated.
Tl;dr: have some compassion, don't just attack someone when they're down. We're all in this together, either be a little more congenial and empathetic, or GTFO and go yell the N word at 13 year old boys on Call of Duty.