Your career whether you are a plumber or a newly BAR admitted Attorney your job prospects are based on your ability to sell yourself! I am a firm believer in the power of Networking, and honestly the saying its not WHAT you know, rather than WHO you know is the supreme truth!!
Networking only works when you have something to offer the people with whom you're rubbing elbows. Unfortunately, most aspiring young lawyers don't have much more to offer than thousands of other aspiring young lawyers.
And as for money, it's one thing to want to get rich. It's another thing to be able to dig out from one's student debt load. You can talk about wanting to make a difference in your community all you want. If you're buried under so much debt that you need to take short-term but high-paying document review gigs just to service your payments, well you're probably not making much of a difference in your community, at least not as a lawyer.
If you've already made the kind of money that you can pay for most of law school yourself without having to borrow money, well the concern about student loans doesn't apply to you. For a large number of students, this is not the case.