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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard anything from the firms at this week's OCI?


CB from Ward Greenberg.

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:45 pm

Anybody hear from Howrey oCI?

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:35 pm

Anyone hear from Finn Dixon?

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:47 pm

now that big law recruiting is winding down, i wanted to ask, was career services helpful? i didn't think they gave me any helpful advice, but i have some other friends who think otherwise.

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:now that big law recruiting is winding down, i wanted to ask, was career services helpful? i didn't think they gave me any helpful advice, but i have some other friends who think otherwise.



i think dean derosa was extremely helpful ... but I think it is because I knew exactly what I was looking for, I put in a lot of work in researching and bidding for firms at OCI, and I made sure I met with him on a regular basis (to keep him updated on my progress; to ask about what to expect at the next callback, etc.).

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:45 am

I think the ONLY thing beneficial about career services was Suzanne Hess's doom-and-gloom perspective. Her pessimism prompted me to bid pretty conservatively, and I believe conservative-bidding was critical to those outside the white shoe range.

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:59 am

I found them to be overall pretty helpful. Though I will say that I think that their advice was a little too cookie-cutter. As somebody with an unusual background, I would have liked a little more personalized advice. It was not until I figured out what I was doing wrong on my own and tweaked my interview strategy that I started having success (0 callbacks from NY Job Fair, 5 afterwards . . . 4 from major markets). Anyway, I am really happy where I ended up, so I have no reason to complain, I just can't help but think I would have had more choices had I received different advice.

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:09 am

any tips for 2Ls with no job at this point?

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:12 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard anything from the firms at this week's OCI?


CB from Ward Greenberg.


Did they mention when they would be making decisions? Forgot to ask...

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:25 pm

Has anybody heard anything from any 2L government programs?

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:53 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard anything from the firms at this week's OCI?


CB from Ward Greenberg.


Did they mention when they would be making decisions? Forgot to ask...


They said they're slow, usually takes them a few weeks. They also don't follow the NALP guidelines so if you get an offer you only have 2-3 weeks to make a decision.

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear from Finn Dixon?


Yes. CB, two days after OCI.

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anybody heard anything from any 2L government programs?


FTC (no decision yet). Any others?

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:48 pm

Anyone hear from any of the recent biglaw resume drops with Hess (Kirkland, McDermott, etc.)

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:08 am

What is the general ratio of callbacks to offers?

Anonymous User wrote:I think it would be really useful for everyone to post their number of CBs and an estimated GPA and we can see what the trend was like this year.

Up to now, we have:

4/ ~3.55
8/ ~3.55
6/ ~3.39
2/ ~3.35
2/ ~3.28
7/ ~3.5
2/ ~3.3


Who else? If you mentioned yours and it's not up here, repost.

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:34 pm

is oci over?

anyone have a clue how to get small firm jobs besides the stupid small law job book from career services?

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:is oci over?

anyone have a clue how to get small firm jobs besides the stupid small law job book from career services?

Did you talk to career services directly? Mass mail, I'd think. Hell, go to the city you want to be in and knock on their doors with your resume, references, etc. Be dogged.

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:57 pm

What percent of people in OCI were able to get biglaw jobs? I feel like I am the only kid at median who didn't get a biglaw job.

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:25 am

bump because I'm curious too.

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Re: Cornell OCI 2010

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:48 pm

There are definitely others at and above median who didn't get biglaw.

I don't know why you'd expect anyone here to know the percentage that did get Biglaw at this stage in the game. Ask career services.




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