chrisokc wrote: RVP11 wrote:
chrisokc wrote:but I can't make myself believe that coming from a school with maybe single-digit representation puts you in a better position than coming from a school with representation in the 100s.
Compare Yale and Nebaska in Omaha. Does Nebraska win?
Right. If the guy can get into Berkeley, he can get into Nebraska. But this guy knows he only
wants to work in Nebraska. This guy LOVES the Cornhuskers - wears the corncob hats. The big firms in Omaha and Lincoln are crawling with Nebraska grads. Why doesn't this kid just go to Nebraska? He saves some cabbage and doesn't have to move out of his apartment for his 2L Summer. Plus, he runs into a lot of partners at the Nebraska football games.
Because even big firms in Omaha generally are going to be hiring through OCI or resume drops, and they're not interviewing Joe Median at Nebraska, while I'm sure they'd love to have Johnny Omaha Who Went to YLS.
Again, I'm not saying which one is the better overall decision
. I'm saying School X is better for getting a big firm job than School Y. I'm showing why just because no one from your school goes to Market X that doesn't mean that firms in Market X wouldn't love to have someone from your school. And just because big firms in Market X are swimming with local school grads doesn't mean local school grads have a better chance at getting a job there.