^^^Bummer, I have an interview for a post-bar internship tomorrow. It is where I want to eventually work, so I figure that I can (1) see if I can get hired when they have an opening if I intern there (2) if it becomes clear that they are never hiring, get some experience while applying for other jobs. I think that is the best bet for most graduates right now that want to do public interest law and haven't had any luck in the market.
^^^ Thanks! I got the position. It is unpaid but it is where I want to work, so I will just have to figure out how to make due. Yay!
Ugh, just found out two other students now don't have jobs here. One was supposed to work on Wolf Block, the other I just didn't know about.
Hiring entire classes of associates is not the model we are going to see for much longer.
Of course, no one can argue that students should try to be "more proactive and resourceful." However, I do think that in certain circles (and within our career services office), there has been a blame-the-victim mentality that has led to my unemployed friends being treated poorly. Some people have assumed that because they don't have jobs, they must have been snotty and only applied to V-100 firms.I assure you, I have friends who have networked, followed up, practiced interviewing until they're blue in the face--and they still don't have jobs. They have applied for EVERYTHING--small firms, public interest, government, non-legal... and there's nothing out there for people without experience. As our economy continues to shed jobs, it just gets worse and worse.I also agree it would be nice to have a backup plan, but it's hard enough to get ONE job at the moment!
I (stupidly) chose not to participate in OCI my 2L year