« on: February 24, 2016, 02:43:15 PM »
Basically, I'm concerned about whether or not I should hedge my bets on this unofficial possible post-grad employment chance. Because if hedging my bets on that is unrealistic (as some people say hiring decisions are usually hinging on bar results these days) then I'm not as certain about the appeal of one versus another.
There's no single answer to this question you posed. It appears that you currently have one position, with two in-house offers.
A lot of it depends on the nature/reputation/work environment of the places. What is the better opportunity? I honestly don't know. You gave us a laundry list of what the job provides, but nothing about what the job *is*, or what you *want*.
You have to look at yourself. What do you want? Look at job 1- they offer what appears to be a path to a job. But do you want that job? Will you be happy if you graduate and work there? If not, then why are you thinking about it? If yes, then the answer should be simple.
And job two- does it provide skills and networking opportunities in addition to the money?
Not to be too ... easygoing about it, but the money you make your 2L summer isn't going to amount to a whole hill of beans compared to your career. Make the decision based on where you want to be 5 and 10 years down the road.