eav1277 wrote:Without starting a war, do you guys think it is likely/probable irvine will enter the rankings in the 20-30 range and stay there? I am considering irvine and usc right now but the thought of them not having a fixed ranking does scare me a bit. Thoughts from others considering irvine?
I have an amazing scholly so that mitigates the fear a lil but it's def still there.
Also. A question to Any current uci students. Did the 1st graduating class have any success in obtaining NorCal employment?
I'm not going to weigh in on the "where will UCI fall in the rankings" discussion. No one knows and, as I am sure you have read in that discussion in the past, all of those who weigh in tend to take polarized positions.
I can't say for certain if any of the inaugurals landed up north. So many of them clerked and so many of those who clerked have (recently) rejiggered their post-clerking work plans (at least two have landed jobs with V20 firms). I do know for certain, however, that six SF/SV firms (not including IP-only shops or government work) participated in OCI this past fall. I also know of at least two of my classmates who received offers from V30 firms in SF or SV (can't remember which) (both turned the offers down). I also know of one classmate who is working for an environmental firm in SF and another who is working for the EPA in SF. I'm sure there are others who are going up there for the summer, as well. So, our ties up there aren't strong, but people know of us and are starting to pay attention.