Ludovico Technique wrote:I don't know how most people find jobs. From mass mailing I assume. OCI is not a 'bust' it's just geared towards biglaw which is not where the majority of Illinois students go. I wish I could be more help for people outside the top of the class but my experience is limited to biglaw hiring. Any questions about that I can answer, or any general questions about resumes and cover letters or what not. But as for the specifics of getting a job at median, I have no idea
Yep, Ludo says it pretty well. Illinois outplaces many of it's "peer" schools in biglaw but, like we've said, only about 20 percent of students get that kind of job. Since that's the point of OCI (save for a few gov orgs and small local firms that come), it makes sense that OCI doesn't help the majority of students. Everyone should submit their resume to every firm at OCI but if your grades aren't pretty good and/or you don't have something else working in your favor (IP, minority, etc), you might not get any interviews through OCI. This is par for the course at any school, but is especially likely at Illinois because we are a 100% preselect school (Which I think is a GOOD thing!).