I’m sure that most people can appreciate honesty, even if the honest message is kind of painful to receive and misguided, most tend to respect people who can honestly express their certain worldviews.
So, when people started to see an email from a career services officer at a law school where she stated that finding students a job was not her job, well, most just nodded as they said, ”Great honestly.”
I mean, that’s how most of those career service officers feel anyway. They ”advise” and ”counsel” and ”leave early to go to the gym” but it’s definitely someone else’s job to actually make sure these students are employed Right? Because people don’t go to law school to get jobs, they go because, well realistically, the CSO doesn’t care too much why people go to law school, just as long as the students don’t blame the CSO when they are unemployed and struggling.
At least this particular CSO employee had the courage to tell the student body the truth.
This is the email that was sent out by the officer telling her students the truth:
This is my final attempt to gather information about summer employment data from you. Between the two classes I received about 90 responses total. Thanks to all of those respondents! I would like to share this insight with you, though. ”A little birdie” stopped by my official after I sent the last e-mail and informed me that there was some type of agreement among several of the 2L’s and 3L’s to refuse to supply this information in some form of protest against Career Services not ”doing our job” -apparently misconstructed as ”finding people jobs.”
In looking back at the responses we’ve received so far I noticed an important trend. The names of the respondents were familiar to me for the most part. In other words, those who responded had actually used the services of this office. Many of the responses identified Symplicity, on-campus interviewing, other career contacts as their summer job sources. The student feedback from the students who have actually used our services and attended our programming has been good. Unfortunately, there is a large segment of you who we would help, but we’ve never even met you. Therefore I make the following offer to everyone: please come into our office to make sure that the application materials you are sending sound, that you can interview effectively and that we can help you with contacts. If you choose to respond and provide real-world data, I would greatly appreciate it. No matter what, though, our offices are open to all students who seek help in this process. All are welcome”
And this is coming from the director of career services. Her job is literally to find people jobs. To help them get their first job to start out their career.