JohnMarshall17 wrote: digifly wrote:
AKsnow wrote:For anyone who attended today, how was the event??
I definitely enjoyed it. They provided good info, seemed open and honest about career prospects and student life, and had decent activities. It helped that the weather was absolutely gorgeous today, too!
Couldn't agree more. I was really impressed with how much time they spent on employment and how honest they were. PM me if you want more info!
I really enjoyed it too. The campus (and the weather!) were beautiful. The faculty, students, financial aid staff and Dean Schwartz himself were all really nice and went out of their way to talk to me, answer questions, etc. As a PI-focused person, I appreciated the career services' honesty regarding the difficulty of getting public interest jobs, especially before you've passed the bar, and the school's reaction to that -- funding bridge fellowships and creating 6 new year-long fellowships. Personally I don't see that as trying to stack employment stats (and the ones they provided clearly broke down which were school funded anyways), but rather as a necessary support schools need to provide to public interest students/recent grads in this economy and the public interest field in general.