After our post on the importance of accepting your offers, we figured that most students sitting on offers would do the right thing — for themselves and their colleagues — and make a decision.
But maybe some students are just a little more indecisive than others. Last night, Northwestern students received this email:
Dear Second-Year Students Holding Offers,
As you know, we are in very tough economy. In tough economies, firms, not unexpectedly, tend to take a much closer look at the bottom line.
Please accept your offers as soon as possible. We have heard, both by communication with our colleagues at UPenn and from one of our own students, that offers may be withdrawn once a firm considers that its summer class is full, whether or not the 45-day period has expired.
In addition to assisting other students who may then receive an offer that you turn down, it is also in your own best interest to accept quickly.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your Career Advisor.
Good luck with your decisions,
Your Career Advisors
We expect that quite a few Northwestern law students have offers in the Chicago market. Have you guys been paying attention to what is happening in the Chicago market?
More laggards after the jump.
Brooklyn Law School also has students that are simply not paying attention:
This is a somewhat urgent message regarding OCI offers. We have heard that some firms have rescinded offers of employment (at other schools) before the expiration of the offer period because they have experienced higher than usual acceptances and reached the limit on the size of the class earlier than expected. Other firms are honoring the surplus offers but advise that they cannot guarantee a post-graduate offer following the summer. Accordingly, we urge you not to wait until the last minute to accept an offer, and we also advise that you not seek an extension for an outstanding offer. Waiting for another offer to materialize does not qualify as a legitimate reason for an extension, nor is simple indecision.
Please seek your career counselor’s advice if you are uncertain about how to proceed in a particular situation.
Joan A. King, Esq.
Director of the Career Center
Are there really people waiting for an offer to materialize?
As many commenters pointed out, now is not the time to be messing around with this decision. Offers are being rescinded for people who take too long, and it is good to show your future employer that you are “excited” to be working for them.
Puff, puff, pass!