bendtheslurry wrote:I was put off by the building and the unfinished look of most of the school. We kept hearing all about how they are going to tear it down after our class graduates. The library looked uncomfortable and cramped.
I did not understand why the career service guy kept saying he could put you where you wanted to work. I know it's possible to get a job anywhere but I feel he misled with his presentation. I also wondered about the fact that only one 3l we ran into said he had a job lined up. The career guy tried to make it sound like there are jobs everywhere ( which we all know is not the case). The two 3ls on the panel didn't have jobs,
I made a similiar comment in a PM about the Career Services presentation. I would have appreciated a dose of realism along with his enthusiasm. His presentation was the one downer for me. I kept thinking, "Ok, everyone knows the job search is a challenge right now, why not just address it?" but he never did.
Regarding the two 3Ls on the panel, I know that the one was working at Kroger's Corporate Office back when I visited in the fall. At the time, I was under the impression that she was going to continue once she graduated, but I could easily have just assumed that and be mistaken. (I did not hear her say what her prospects are now). The other guy was moving back to South Carolina and it sounded like he specifically wanted to get a judicial clerkship. Wasn't one of the 2ls on the panel working part-time at a firm right now? That sounded encouraging to me, or is that pretty typical?
I was encouraged by some stories at lunch both from a Prof and a student about 1Ls who through some fairly intensive personal networking efforts found paid positions for their first summer. I truly believe that whatever school one goes go to most job prospects willvbe theresult of personal networking efforts, not the career services program.