Nicholasnickynic wrote:I like career services.. they have been helpful for me... I want to be a prosecutor and I already have an internship lined up this fall. They were very instrumental in me getting an internship. That being said- I call BS. There is no way they don't know they numbers. I'm guessing they just don't want people to know. All the schools guard those numbers so people can pretend in their head its 100%.
On a more positive note, if you do get a summer job, then I think you are in a great position. According to ATL, a lot of firms are back up to close to 100% offer rate to summer associates.
I also have had (for the most part) a positive experience with career services. They never gave me a professional mentor, but Im over it. Ya, Im pretty sure everyone in the career services office knows the numbers because Im sure they were shared at some point. I just went golfing with a former 3L and he said that if he had to guess, it would be less than 10 people in his class got an offer through oci. Of course times have changed a little since then, but my guess is that no more than 10% would get offers.
As for the SA offer rates, those are more reflective of large firms not in the south. I believe southern firm offer rates have always been ~50% or a little better - even when times were good. And thats why splitting summers is so common down here.
I know this is a no-no, but forgive me for a second. Has anyone else snagged an interview with Skadden? Im thinking I will walk in to the interview and ask them to sell themselves to me. No way in hell they would hire me, so im trying to find a way to spice up the interview.