AT9 wrote: ash0117 wrote:
AT9 wrote:That would be nice...
For anyone else familiar with Wake, how important is it to have ties to NC/the region in the job search?
I currently go to Wake, but I am originally from Florida. North Carolina is big on ties, especially in the smaller towns. The bigger cities like Winston, Greensboro, Raleigh and Charlotte are more friendly to transplants, but be prepared to hear the "Why ____?" question. From friends, I know that it's pretty similar throughout the Carolinas, Virginia (besides DC), and Tennessee. Hope that helps a little bit.
That does help - thanks for taking the time to chime in! I'm from Florida as well and looking to attend/practice in the Southeast in general, not necessarily a particular state. If I get a decent scholarship offer, I really, really want to visit. What's your general class rank and as an out-of-stater, how do job prospects look? Where do Wake grads generally end up?
My favorite athlete (Tim Duncan) graduated from Wake....does that count as a "tie"?
I am top 1/3. I'm in a unique situation because I was born and raised in Florida but now my family lives in NC, so I have real ties. Job prospects depend on what you're looking for. I'm a 2L, so we did OCI in August. Only a hand full of people got SAs through OCI, and they were in the top 10-15%. Mid-size firms and public interest are where most Wake grads go, and they haven't really started hiring yet. I want to work at a smaller regional firm, so I don't have a summer job yet (still doing apps and waiting). As far as permanent employment, I think the 3L class is split - they've either already have jobs (3L OCI, offers from summer firms, fellowships, etc.) or they are looking fiercely right now. No one in the top half or so seems worried about finding jobs, but those in the bottom half seem to have a bit more anxiety. Also, Wake's alumni base is very helpful. I've gotten advice and job help from alums many firms. Overall, it definitely isn't easy to find a job, but with decent grades and some work, people are getting them.