Disasters / Emergencies

Why Does Tropical Storm Fay Hate UF?

Tropical Storm Fay.jpgTropical Storm Fay — what a beeatch! Doesn’t she know the job market is tough enough as it is?

The rising 2Ls at the University of Florida are really getting screwed because of Tropical Storm Fay. This thing hasn’t even hit land and is not even remotely near our school (but admittedly, probably is near the homes of some of the interviewers), yet the school has canceled the first three days of Early Interview Week OCI.

This is when many of the Biglaw / otherwise “good” employers come. All the firms are supposed to reschedule the interviews. But especially for the interviewers from non-Florida firms/offices, what [are the chances] that they’re going to make the effort to come back? Even if they do, by now they’ve probably started interviewing students from “better” schools.

Our correspondent wonders how other Florida law schools and law firms are dealing with the storm. If you have info to share, feel free to chime in.
Announcement emails from the career services office at UF, after the jump.

From: Career Services Information
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 11:32 AM
Subject: OCI Update
OCI Canceled for Tuesday & Wednesday
As a result of numerous employer cancellations and reschedules for this weeks’ interviews in response to Tropical Storm Fay and the unpredictable nature of these storms, and in the best interest of everyone’s safety, Tuesday and Wednesday interviews have been canceled for OCI. This includes all receptions scheduled for Monday and Tuesday evening.
We will update you as information becomes available for Wednesday and Thursday night receptions, as well as Thursday and Friday interviews.
Phase 2 Interview Sign Up
Will NOT open at noon today. We will send an update once we know exactly when the schedules will open for sign up.
Please do not call the office. If you have immediate concerns, please send an email to [xxxx].
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
From: Career Services Information
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 12:49 PM
Subject: OCI is on for this Thur & Fri
INTERVIEWS FOR THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Based upon our current information, we will be conducting OCI on Thursday, August 21st & Friday, August 22nd, although not all firms are participating. The following firms will not be here Thursday: Holland & Knight, Hunton & Williams and Kluger Peretz.
We will continue to update you with information as it becomes available.
From: Career Services Information
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:14 AM
Subject: OCI cancelled for Thursday, August 21
Due to the storm conditions, concern for traveling students and the fact that 6 firms have cancelled for tomorrow, we are canceling interviews for tomorrow, Thursday, August 21st. We will provide you with additional information as it becomes available.

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