js87 wrote:como wrote:I'm here to take questions, specific and general about Cornell. I will be candid as hell about my experience so far.
Thanks for taking questions. A little general, but how would you rate your overall experience so far?
What are students saying about OCI and career placement given the economy? How grim is the situation up there?
What is your opinion of living in Hughes during the first year?
1) On a ten point scale, I would give my overall experience about a 9.5 in September, 8 in October, 6 in November, and 3 in December. I am excited to get back to work (as lame as that sounds), and to friends, but I'm sincerely hoping that people lighten up a bit more around crunch-time. Everyone was pretty stressed and that gets me anxious being around that. You just need good outlets and stuff. I have a feeling that was a first semester thing. Some 2/3Ls said that people chill out a bit. The 2/3Ls I have met have been by and large very chill.
2) OCI hasn't happened for us yet. It is mid-August, right around the time you guys will be starting. Some 1Ls I know already have jobs lined up. Some friends haven't heard anything yet. It's still really early though. We weren't even allowed to inquire about jobs until 12/1. Judges should be picking interns in the coming month.
3) I wouldn't live in Hughes, but almost all the people I know who live there liked their experience. It tends to be a bit younger (fresh out), and I couldn't deal with the set-up. My hughes friends are really tight with other hughes people. In fact, it almost seems as though there is a hughes crowd. I don't see them out as much, because a lot of them drink at hughes, then do who knows what. If you live in hughes you'll probably have a tight crew, but try to branch out a bit too. It's a small class, and I miss my hughes friends (CLMoose, I'm looking at you).