kennethellenparcell wrote:Question for you Aspen. The students you talked to - did they have any ties to the CA market? My impression from talking to people is that it's significantly easier to get jobs in a particular market if you have ties (especially if you graduate from a t14). It sounds like you do have ties to CA.
Both went to undergrad in LA and one was actually from LA but it still seemed difficult for them getting positions in CA. One said that because she was from LA, SF firms wouldn't really consider her. I guess what's just frustrating for me is.....what's the point of a Top 10 school and paying a ton of money if you can't even get good leverage in the most populous state in the country?? At that point you're not a national school. I wish they disclosed this stuff instead of all their, "Omggg you can basically get a job anywhere!!!!!!!!!!" propaganda. I'm sick of the "the East Coast = anywhere that matters" BS.
I mean yeah I'm obviously not expecting for a job to land at my foot just because its a Top 10 school but the huge disadvantages (at least according to the people I contacted) in going to CA vs. staying on the East Coast at those schools are kinda ridiculous.