Hopefully this isn't beating a dead horse. I've been around and read a decent number of things, but i'm still very confused on the process of how this is chosen. I was referred in pool 2 and crossing fingers for the TOL. I've toured both a facility and a tower, and highly prefer the Enroute career path. Hoping that we can consolidate questions about this here, I know that this has been a question i've had consistently for months now, and nobody seems to give the same answer. What do we know about how your path is chosen? Is the community as a collective completely in the dark, we just say "it's random" and you hope for whichever one you prefer? Do we know any factors at all that impact or sway the decision one way or another? I'm very skeptical that it's a "throw a dart at a name" type of decision. There's obviously some sort of process for how they're selecting people, and i'm wondering if we know of any clues or reasons as to who goes where. When do we find out if we're placed in terminal or enroute? Is it when we receive the TOL? It would be a tough decision for me to go terminal, i'm in a highly lucrative finance career already and I don't want to end up in a low level tower somewhere across the country. Hope this thread can answer some questions for all of us at the risk of being repetitive.