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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:52 am

1 pre-select, 1 alt

damnit

any suggestions as to what i should do next?

Industrial Engineering major from top-20 engineering school, at a t2 law school, about top 25% rank after 1L

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:46 am

Anyone else find this thread kinda weird? Like you show me yours and I'll show you mine kinda thing?

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:34 am

4 pre-select, 1 alt. (high #, not going to happen)

3.4 ugpa in biomedical engineering, little/no w/e
just outside top 10% at t2 law school

does anyone think this number of interviews is enough to make the trip from the east coast?

thanks.

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:40 am

16 pre-selects, 2 alternates. Non-EE/CS tech background. T14.

Didn't get a couple of firms I wanted though, even though they were ostensibly less selective than some I did get.

Interview schedule on Fri. is brutal --- 11?


... how do you find your alternate ranking? One of mine has a (2) next to it, the other just says "alternate".
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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:42 am

10 preselects, 4 alternates. Background in biochemistry, very good grades from t50 law school.

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby yellowjacket2012 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:53 am

all of you are amazingly talented in a unique way, and are in amazing shape in this economy at this time. Cheers to all of you with such numerous screening interviews. I would be careful to make sure you all memorize the firm names properly, and not address Firm A as Firm B, that would be the worst - I think.
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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:58 am

uclabruins wrote:by the way, did anybody already get interviews for mayer brown, paul hastings, or other firms that we had to bid on after resume submission was closed?


yes

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby yellowjacket2012 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:10 am

I'm surprised at how many firms are hiring. I am actually really surprised at the market demand for patent attorneys. Oh well, there's not real reason for me to be surprised, the tech/law combo is potent, and not pursued by that many engg. types. For one, its a detour, not a designed play - a small minority (I think), enter engineering programs with legal-industry intentions.

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Big Shrimpin » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:18 am

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:43 am

Are there any ways besides bringing a stack of resumes to let employers know about how you did this past semester?

I did pretty well first semester, but very well second semester. I have several interviews, but I expected a few more. I have significant w/e in software development.

Thoughts?

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby rayiner » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:46 am

It depends on your sitution. If you're at T14 looking at 15+ interviews from blind lottery this OCI, maybe its not worth it to come to Loyola for 1-2. If you might only pre-selected for a few interviews at OCI, then it's definitely worth it.

Personally, in this economy, I would not waste a single opportunity to interview. I'm treating each of mine as one that I absolutely have to close or risk unemployment.

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:50 am

rayiner wrote:Personally, in this economy, I would not waste a single opportunity to interview. I'm treating each of mine as one that I absolutely have to close or risk unemployment.

Personally, in this economy, I'm telling people to cancel even if they 5-6 b/c (a) not worth the money/hassle; and (b) more interview possibilities for me.

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:51 am

Any other 3Ls? I got 2 pre selects, which seems pretty good all things considered. Since I am in the Chicago area, I figure I might as well give it a go.

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:56 am

3L here... kinda stunned. 0 pre-selects. Top ee undergrad, top grad, t-14 here. Don't know what happened...

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:00 am

First 3L poster here, that is surprising. The firms that selected me were both in the Chicago area, that must have helped. I am near the top of my law school class but my undergrad is in Aerospace Engineering with a Masters in Mechanical. Keep trying though, if I had it all to do over again I would definitely have majored in Electrical Engineering.

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby rayiner » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:First 3L poster here, that is surprising. The firms that selected me were both in the Chicago area, that must have helped. I am near the top of my law school class but my undergrad is in Aerospace Engineering with a Masters in Mechanical. Keep trying though, if I had it all to do over again I would definitely have majored in Electrical Engineering.


You and me both. :lol:

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:51 am

Hey guys, just checked the system. ~25 preselects, 1 alternate.

Ph.D. from top 5 school, T14.

>20 interviews seems like too many.
Should those of us with more than 15 drop some?

I pretty much applied to the patent firms with most attorneys.

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Are there any ways besides bringing a stack of resumes to let employers know about how you did this past semester?

I did pretty well first semester, but very well second semester. I have several interviews, but I expected a few more. I have significant w/e in software development.

Thoughts?


Well, there's no way to do it in advance, but my understanding is that people can and do pick up interviews at the fair itself, during the Wed night reception and also during the actual interview days. Unless you live far away from Chicago and/or have no money, I'd still go.

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:30 pm

rayiner wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:First 3L poster here, that is surprising. The firms that selected me were both in the Chicago area, that must have helped. I am near the top of my law school class but my undergrad is in Aerospace Engineering with a Masters in Mechanical. Keep trying though, if I had it all to do over again I would definitely have majored in Electrical Engineering.


You and me both. :lol:


I always tell people that my degree in EE == degree in advanced calculus, really.

SO hey does anybody know if we're going to get asked, like, super technical questions at these interviews? Will they be all like "explain to me how a MOSFET works" or "draw the i-v curve of a zener diode".

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:32 pm

Does anyone have any money-saving tips? The student hotel is $139/night, and that area of Chicago doesn't seem to get much cheaper.

I'm currently estimating this trip will cost about $1000, including airfare, hotel, food, transportation, Saturday sightseeing, etc. I hope it's worth the cost!

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby dood » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:49 pm

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:58 pm

dood wrote:I spent all morning looking at Hotwire, Priceline, and betterbidding.com. Submitted like 10 bids on Priceline, didn't get a thing. There are better hotels for roughly same price, but a little further away - Hyatt, Swissotel, Palmer Hilton, Sheraton Towers, Hotel Sax, Omni, Affinia are the ones you are going to win if you bid 3.5* or 4* and ~$100 in Chicago area #6 and #7 on Priceline.com.

Or you can get 4* Hyatt or similar 4* at airport for $30...but then you'd have to pay transportation, plus just a fucking hassl to do anything.

I finally booked Doubletree. Total with tax: $641.62 (but I'm splitting with another dood) and self-parking: $41.00/night. Can save money by unloading your stuff, then parking a little further for $20/night, taking a cab back to Doubletree area.

I used Hotwire. There's a four-star listed as "North Michigan Avenue - Water Tower - Gold Coast area Hotel" for $89/night. That ended up being The Allerton, which is within easy walking distance of the Embassy. I'm flying, so there's no car to worry about.

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:46 pm

19 pre-selects and 2 alternates on 25 bids, most big law V10-50
Great 1L grades at t10
BS/MS EE from a top-5 program
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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby notyou » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:08 pm

I got 6 with lots of alternates. MSEE, work experience, T50 school in the top 50%. I bid on firms mainly on the other side of the country where I have no connections.

I'm surprised I got any at all because the website corrupted my resume in the PDF conversion process. I also didn't list anything for a summer internship since I was still interviewing around at that time.

I'm not sure if it's worth it to go.

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Re: Loyola Patent Results

Postby rayiner » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:23 pm

notyou wrote:I got 6 with lots of alternates. MSEE, work experience, T50 school in the top 50%. I bid on firms mainly on the other side of the country where I have no connections.

I'm surprised I got any at all because the website corrupted my resume in the PDF conversion process. I also didn't list anything for a summer internship since I was still interviewing around at that time.

I'm not sure if it's worth it to go.


I don't mean to be a busybody, but stop doing stupid things.

1) 6 interviews gives you a real shot at a callback, why throw that away?
2) Don't bid on firms on the other side of the country where you have no connections at OCI.
3) You can check the resume you submitted on the Symplicity page. Why didn't you fix it? Don't do that at OCI either. Especially since you can go to the reception and network your ass off.

Very real possibility that 6 interviews is more than you'll get at OCI if your T50 allows pre-screening, which almost all do. Don't turn down the opportunity.




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