Even T14 is no lock these days. I know some people with decent grades who are still emphty handed. The difference is quite dramatic. There are current 3Ls who were significantly below the median last year who had offers galore. This year, there are people who made top 1/3 who have had difficulty getting any offer at all. If you are to believe ATL (which I suppose is a decently big if), there are even a good number of HLS people who are having trouble.
I am sorry, but this sounds like you just aren't great at interviewing, or only participated in OCI and didn't look beyond that. If you had realistic expectations, and did something other than go to class at school, you should be employed. You should consider expanding your idea of what types of jobs you are looking at. Are you looking for 2L summer? You need to get going on some networking ASAP. Going to a school just because it's ranked a few spots higher won't help if you come across as unpolished in interviews. Do some mock interviews with career services and hone those skills. You are probably better off doing that than posting ridiculously untrue comments on the internet.
Seriously. I foolishly choose a T18-15 with money over lower T14s. Ended up at median 1L year. So far jobless. This especially applies to people who are much better at standardized tests than studying. Better to have a big debt and a big salary than small debt and no salary
Did mock interviews before. The counselors said I did very well - indeed, good enough to overcome by grades (I am .1 below median). I had really good rapport with a couple of the interviewers. Still nothing. Below median hurts. Also, my GPA was .1 above median until I screwed the pooch in one class, so that probably looks bad. My story isn't unusual in this economy either. And yes, there is a difference between T18-15 and T14. It is not hype.
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