To OCI or Not to OCI: Choices and Options for GPI-focused Students

March 03, 2020 • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

The decision to participate in OCI during 1L summer (as a rising 2L) is significant for GPI-focused 1Ls. Due to the large scale of the event and its almost exclusive focus on private sector and "big law" employers, deciding whether to do OCI can be a flashpoint for deciding your career path and feeling as if doors are closing. For 1Ls, this session will help you determine how OCI may or may not fit into your career goals, as well as how to weigh competing values to figure out those goals in the first place. The Career Center will review the general job search timeline for private sector and GPI 2L jobs and a panel of upper-level students will candidly share how they decided what was right for them. 1Ls who know they will not pursue private sector may still benefit from attending to hear from and connect with peers. Lunch will be served. This session will be recorded. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society and the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Bethan Eynon at