We convert the CSO into a student lounge with pool tables, pinball machines, and a whiskey bar. The fact that the CSO has completely gone away will actually benefit us. Getting rid of it will make us more likely to find a job, since its mere existance conveys the impression that there is something that it is doing that we don't have to do ourselves. However, it, in fact, does nothing. If the impression that it does something did not occupy a spot in our minds, we would all be more inclined to get our own shit together and get everything done ourselves without any help from the CSO, instead of relying on their empty promises.
I might have to take this back...with a qualification.
It really just depends on who you talk to and deal with at the CSO. Each person is an individual. I just happened that initially, I got assigned a very disorganized and non-conscientious adviser to begin with.
My advice (targeted to the 0Ls that have been reading this thread and messaging me) is to talk and network with everybody you can at the school. The professors themselves are an excellent resource for jobs around the city. Some of them have some pretty incredible connections, and most love helping out students. Certain other people in the CSO will also really work hard for you. Don't just rely on one person or expect the CSO to do things alone, though.
As it is, I have a pretty awesome internship this summer...one that I'd never expected I'd be doing. It came as a complete surprise, but my resume was perfect for it. One of the assistant deans simply had a personal connection here and alerted the CSO to collect resumes for those that were interested. It doesn't pay any money, but it's a good one to put on my resume. I am happy.