Hello everyone. I'm a 2L at an upper tier 2 school. I didn't do OCI this past fall because I was in the bottom half of my class (not by much, though) and felt that I could improve my grades this semester. Grades came out last week and I got myself a couple A's, a B and a high pass so I'm feeling a bit more confident. When the new rankings come out I will probably be in the top 45%.
While my grades are not horrible, I am fully aware that my job search will be a bit of an uphill battle. I'm not on law review, nor am I doing moot court, and my only legal experience has been the legal aid work I did this last summer and a secretarial type position at a small firm that I've worked for the past 18 months. As a college grad who leaped straight into law school, I don't have an impressive resume or much life experience to draw upon in interviews. It seems like everyone on these boards goes to a T14 and is in the 10% of their class with job offers streaming in from V100 firms. My situation is a bit different. I plan on meeting with career services this next week and signing up for spring OCI.
The reason I am posting this thread is twofold. First, I'd like to know what more can I do, other than OCI, to get myself out there and maximize my chances of landing a decent SA position. Second, what sort of SA positions am I still realistically in the running for? I assume biglaw is out (and really its not something that appeals to me anyway). I know there are a lot of additional variables, such as interviewing skills and extracurriculars, but is there any way of approximating my job prospects so I can set realistic expectations in the upcoming weeks/months of job hunting?
Thanks in advance to everyone who replies