Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone gotten cb or ding from S&C in L.A.?


Don't know about dings, but S&C did make some LA CB offers last week.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:just going to throw this out there, but i have to imagine that people who are going to update this thread will update it when they have more information. i doubt that asking if anyone has heard from a particular firm will be a fruitful request. i know we're all anxious as hell, but be patient.


As the OP, I concur. I have tried to update the first page of this thread as soon as reliable information becomes available. While I have heard rumors / rumblings about a number of firms that are not listed, I have refrained from posting any such information until it can be accurately confirmed.

Good luck to all ... now its time to turn these callbacks into offers!

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:51 pm

Locke Lord (Chicago) confirmed this afternoon. No word on Locke Lord Texas.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:52 pm

Barrack Ferrazano (Chicago) confirmed.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:53 pm

Kirkland (NY) confirmed. I don't have any information on Chicago.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:12 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:The following firms have been confirmed and added to the list on page 1.

Davis Polk
Fitzpatrick Cella
Freshfields
Paul Weiss
Simpson Thacher
Weil (NY)


Weil? That's nuts, they just interviewed yesterday, didn't they?


CB made shortly after the interviews.
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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Wildcats Anon » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:48 am

K&L Gates Chicago confirmed, got a call on Wednesday

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:50 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Locke Lord (Chicago) ding.


Email or snail?


Email


I got neither a ding or a callback. It is meant to be a sweet place to work.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Ropes call this afternoon.


Which Ropes office(s)??

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:21 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Ropes call this afternoon.


Which Ropes office(s)??


NY

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:25 pm

Troutman Sanders' Chicago office made calls this past week. I think it was Thursday.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Wildcats Anon » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:36 pm

Email ding from O'Melveny Palo Alto on Friday

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:53 pm

For anyone who remains in limbo with a particular firm (i.e. callbacks and rejections have been reported, but you are still waiting), it is worth noting that firms do have "hold" lists ... so hope remains!

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:43 am

Got a sweet snail mail ding from Skadden CHI. Their decision not to call me back for further interviews was an extremely difficult one for them,fyi. ;)

Pretty surprised since I thought my interview went really well (like one of my best of all of OCI) and I've been successful with almost all of my other 1st rounds, but I heard a rumor that they are maintaining a super strict grade cut off still this year of something ridiculously high like top 3%.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:53 am

Also got the Skadden letter- as far as rejection letters go, it was pretty nice.

Unfortunately, that's the best thing that's happened for me so far. 3.78 gpa, looking in Chicago, and not a single callback so far. Am I seriously underperforming my gpa for whatever reason, or has OCI just been that anemic?

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:Also got the Skadden letter- as far as rejection letters go, it was pretty nice.

Unfortunately, that's the best thing that's happened for me so far. 3.78 gpa, looking in Chicago, and not a single callback so far. Am I seriously underperforming my gpa for whatever reason, or has OCI just been that anemic?

It really depends on the firms and cities you are looking in. Since you are limiting yourself to Chicago, I wouldn't say you were seriously underperforming. That being said, it really does depend on the firms.

I didn't focus on Chicago, so I won't post how I've done as it won't help as a reference. All I can say is good luck and keep your spirits up. You have a good GPA, and a lot of firms either haven't called back, or they seem to have a reserve group that they aren't rejecting or calling back yet.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Also got the Skadden letter- as far as rejection letters go, it was pretty nice.

Unfortunately, that's the best thing that's happened for me so far. 3.78 gpa, looking in Chicago, and not a single callback so far. Am I seriously underperforming my gpa for whatever reason, or has OCI just been that anemic?


Have you started a mail campaign? What firms did you bid on? Have you done a practice interview with Career Services?

With your GPA you should be sitting on at least several callbacks. If you still have interviews left, you gotta figure out what you're doing wrong and fix it.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Also got the Skadden letter- as far as rejection letters go, it was pretty nice.

Unfortunately, that's the best thing that's happened for me so far. 3.78 gpa, looking in Chicago, and not a single callback so far. Am I seriously underperforming my gpa for whatever reason, or has OCI just been that anemic?


i've got a comparable, but very slightly lower GPA and I only have one callback. only two outright dings though - both from firms i did not have a reasonably good shot on. i think my interview list was pretty aggressive, but i'm still very disappointed at a few firms that haven't gotten back to me yet. still, there's a lot of time, i think you just have to be patient.

and for the person below, as far as i go, i did all the practice interviews i could and they all said i was fantastic.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby stinger35 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Also got the Skadden letter- as far as rejection letters go, it was pretty nice.

Unfortunately, that's the best thing that's happened for me so far. 3.78 gpa, looking in Chicago, and not a single callback so far. Am I seriously underperforming my gpa for whatever reason, or has OCI just been that anemic?


This is extremely frightening. I am at Michigan, but because I have 90% of my interviews in Chicago, this is a terrible, terrible sign. I didn't bid on NYC because of the lack of ties but I have a few that I could extrapolate on...looks like I will be hitting up those hospitality suites big time.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Also got the Skadden letter- as far as rejection letters go, it was pretty nice.

Unfortunately, that's the best thing that's happened for me so far. 3.78 gpa, looking in Chicago, and not a single callback so far. Am I seriously underperforming my gpa for whatever reason, or has OCI just been that anemic?

It really depends on the firms and cities you are looking in. Since you are limiting yourself to Chicago, I wouldn't say you were seriously underperforming. That being said, it really does depend on the firms.

I didn't focus on Chicago, so I won't post how I've done as it won't help as a reference. All I can say is good luck and keep your spirits up. You have a good GPA, and a lot of firms either haven't called back, or they seem to have a reserve group that they aren't rejecting or calling back yet.


Chicago remains a very difficult market to crack. The majority of my friends targeting Chicago only have a couple of callbacks (at best), while I have a friend with a GPA around ~3.7 who has 13 CBs already (most in NY).

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:56 pm

Guys, if Skadden has a 3% cutoff, what does that mean? Our school doesn't rank us. Do you mean that the firm has a hard GPA cutoff? If so, what is it?

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Guys, if Skadden has a 3% cutoff, what does that mean? Our school doesn't rank us. Do you mean that the firm has a hard GPA cutoff? If so, what is it?


Even ITE, the top 3% sounds a litte too high. I do know that Skadden has extended CBs to people with GPAs in the high 3.8's (which is arguably well within the top 10%). Not sure if my post adds to the discussion though.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:55 am

Has anyone seen any action from NU Resume drops? I have a screening interview w/ Stroock next time I am in NY, but that's it.

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:59 am

Did everyone who got invited to dinner with Weil get a CB?

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Re: Northwestern 2010 OCI Callbacks Thread

Postby rayiner » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got a sweet snail mail ding from Skadden CHI. Their decision not to call me back for further interviews was an extremely difficult one for them,fyi. ;)

Pretty surprised since I thought my interview went really well (like one of my best of all of OCI) and I've been successful with almost all of my other 1st rounds, but I heard a rumor that they are maintaining a super strict grade cut off still this year of something ridiculously high like top 3%.


Skadden Chicago took 9 summers this year (down from 33), but even then top 3% is a ridiculous cutoff. Especially for Skadden Chicago... If I were top 3% why would I want to work there?




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