Alright, we’ve got a little bit of a bone to pick with career services offices. Aren’t the people who work there supposed to help law students find jobs? Or at least give law students some clues about how they can find jobs themselves?
Apparently that’s not happening anymore. Just in case you haven’t had enough, here’s another report on the depressing things that are going on in law schools today.
In lieu of jobs or career advice, career services offices are now offering children’s poetry to their students….
A tipster from the University of Mississippi School of Law was pretty peeved that the school’s director of career services sent out an email yesterday “to passive aggressively say that WE, the students, are the ones that have to do all the work to find a job.”
Here’s the gem that students at Ole Miss Law received:
I wanted to share a Dr. Seuss poem that has many messages for your job search and your success.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact and remember that
Life’s A Great Balancing Act.
And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
Inspirational or sad? Back then, at least Dr. Seuss was wise enough to know that 1.25% wouldn’t succeed, but I guess the good doctor wasn’t banking on the recession.