Friday, April 09, 2010

You asked for it, you got it: OPEN THREAD FRIDAY

We even are delaying a response to our critique of Confederate History Month and the latest installment of "Just a Day" for the occasion.  So what's on everyone's mind?

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just about a month left in the semester and I've heard nothing about how OGI is going to be run. Lots of people said the 50/50 system wouldn't last, but no updates - no scheduled meetings with career services - nothing.

It's not so much weird that it hasn't happened yet as it is weird that as far as I know nothing has even been scheduled yet. I expected to be flying blind first semester, but now that second semester is almost done it's stressful to not know how the most important aspect in the beginning of my career is going to play out.

Anonymous said...

NGSL Alpha Secure,

Has GUS lost any games this year?

Anonymous said...

50/50 system in place just long enough to RUIN MY CAREER? That would be funny.

Anonymous said...

50/50 seems to work fine. The problem is the economy tanked.

Anonymous said...

wgwag

Anonymous said...

PSA: At least some short course grades have been posted. Is this early?

uva3lotdlofwngsl said...
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Anonymous said...

Career Services is committed to changing the 50/50. A lot of firms dropped out of OGI because of the 50/50 + the bad economy, and they're trying to get as many employers to campus as they can.

NGSL Alpha Secure said...

11:06,

When I was a young ALPHA, my mother taught me an important lesson. I was reading a book (which was at least 3 age levels above my own age) when I encountered a word I had never seen before. I asked my mom what it meant. She responded, "A BETA asks, an ALPHA takes the dictionary and finds the answer for himself." An important lesson. And one your BETA wussy self apparently has not learned. Lucky for you, my name contains a link to a site where you can TAKE such information yourself, making you all the more ALPHA in the process.

Anonymous said...

Career Services is committed to changing the 50/50. A lot of firms dropped out of OGI because of ... the bad economy

Fixed that for you. I find your assertion quite dubious otherwise. I'm in favor of a large number of pre-selects, but I doubt cutting it caused a "lot" of firms to bail (though it might have been a convenient excuse if they were out anyway). BigLaw just really didn't want c/o 2011.

NGSL Alpha Secure said...

3:13,

Who could blame BIGLAW for not wanting any of those BETA c/o 2011ers who enrolled in law school despite being able to see the writing on the wall?

uva3lotdlofwngsl said...

We passed each other in Spies Garden today.

You:
White
iPod on
Backwards hat

Me:
Talking on the phone
gray shirt


We definitely made eye contact, and I could see you had popped a big one under those shorts and were trying to hide it by putting your hand in your pocket. You definitely caught me looking at it because you saw me looking at it, then your eyes, and back down again.

Hit me up if you see this!

Anonymous said...

3:13,

I don't like to put out administrators when they share information with me, but that was straight from the mouth of one of the career services deans/directors. Firms have limited resources--last year especially--and many weren't willing to travel to Virginia to talk to 20 students they had no intention of ever considering. Many other firms who did come also expressed their dislike of the 50/50 system for that reason.

Why do you think interviewers read newspapers and took phone calls during some interviews?

NGSL Alpha Secure said...

4:59,

Your girlfriend seemed pretty interested not only in my golf game but also in getting up-close and personal with my 9 iron (if you know what i mean).

Anonymous said...

"Why do you think interviewers read newspapers and took phone calls during some interviews?"

The correct response would have been to neg their asses, reframe, and devastate. Some kino escalation would have been good too.

Anonymous said...

No dood. This is a classic case of last minute resistance (LMR). Handling LMR often starts early in the interaction, using time-bridging, comfort building, and slowing down the interaction to assure the target that the PUA is truly interested. Other ways of dealing with LMR include using freeze-outs, making the target feel comfortable and assuring her that her reputation will not be affected.

Anonymous said...

Has there ever been an official/semi-official estimate of jobless 3Ls? I'd like to get a sense of how many of my colleagues are also staring down the barrel of debtor's prison.

Zombie 3L said...

ME WANT JOBS!!! AAAAGGHHHHH!!!!

Anonymous said...

Agree with 12:55 - I'm just a 2L, but I'm a data person, and I want to see numbers for 2L summers and 3L post-grad prospects.

Anonymous said...

2L here. I for one, had absolutely no luck whatsoever outside of pre-select interviews, and I think I had some that went extremely well. (Yea - before you chime in - I know everyone thinks they had a great interview/have a great personality). I also bid very conservatively so I wasn't having lottery interviews with firms very far outside my GPA range. I think the lottery interviews are mostly just a waste of everyone's time. You can absolutely wow over the 3rd year associate who interviewed you, then get rejected for a callback by someone back in the office because of your GPA. Word of advice for all 1Ls - start mailing out resumes to non-OGI firm in August WELL BEFORE OGI STARTS. This saved me a shitload of time, allowed me to concentrate fully on OGI, and got me a few interviews (although I thankfully eventually wound up with a job through OGI).

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:16, 10:21 here: Wasn't there some study floating around that said ~57% of 2Ls (at UVA) had secured a summer job with a firm? I believe this was from the SBA. I heard several people mention this but I don't know the methodology. So it might be 57% of respondents had a firm job, or possibly 57% of the 2L class (with the possibility that more have a firm job but did not respond).

Anonymous said...

its funny how everyone wanna talk shit. homeboi doin his thing and all yall can keep hatin cuz at the end of the day the money still green!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Anyone know who won the Lile competition?

Anonymous said...

After the Board's shenanigans, no one really won this year. The entire competition has a giant asterisk next to it for eternity.

Anonymous said...

Hey 6:38, you know what has a giant asterisk next to it now? Your career, once we call up your employer and tell them to enforce the Honor Code on your ass. Does that make sense? Hardly. But we're on the Masthead and you're not, buddy.

--The Board.

Anonymous said...

what gpa does it take to get #1. I'm at a 3.92 right now.

Anonymous said...

10:52 = BETA wussy boy who has never experienced the touch of a woman.

Anonymous said...

5 years from now while working for a DUI defense firm in NC, i'll at least have fond memories of being on NGSL.

Anonymous said...

why was the moot court board so REACTIVE to wgwag?

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain how the softball people pick the teams for the tournament? Like what's the hierarchy? I was under the impression that the "Gold" team was supposed to be the good one but somebody told me they lost to the "Blue" team. Is "Blue" supposed to be the good team?

Anonymous said...

11:17 = captain of the Blue Team

Anonymous said...

11:17pm

My understanding is that it depends on the year. Some years there have been tryouts to try to put the most talented players on the "good team." Other years somebody on NGSL just dictates who's on what team, with little rhyme or reason. I believe the latter happened this year, but I pay very little attention to these things, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

Cue the frat stud... I mean NGSL Alpha Secure...

Anonymous said...

Another year, another UVA team crushed.

FLORIDA COASTAL CO-REC SECURE

Anonymous said...

Another year, another crushing defeat.

UVA "MEN"'S GOLD SECURE