Veyron wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:There are a few folks (the same couple people) who keep spreading Penn doom and gloom on these boards. The majority of people have numerous callbacks, and some already have offers at this point. This includes below median students.
Most of the doom and gloom seem to have come from folks who targeted DC. But that onslaught isn't Penn specific, its market specific. It's been ugly for me, and my grades are a good bit above median.
On the other hand, pretty much everyone I know that targeted NY has done very well for themselves, even those below median. So I think the target market is enormous.
Oh, and IP people still have it made in the shade.
Thank god, I'll be targeting Phoenix and NYC next year. Fuck D.C. - that miserable pesthole.
Don't most people at Penn target NYC tho?
As someone below median, I personally did not do well with my NYC screeners -- I have exactly 0 NYC CBs so far. But I wonder if that's because I literally do not have any ties to NYC (even though people don't generally care about them), and more importantly, because I worked in a non-profit position in my home market during my 1L year. I think that does somewhat imply that I'm looking to go back to my hometown. I know a fair number of people who have 0 CBs, and with the sheer number of New York firms that visited Penn this year, it's hard to imagine they didn't pick up at least a few NYC interviews.
A lot of people at Penn end up at NYC because that's historically the easiest market to crack for Penn grads, but more than a few of my friends -- as well as people I'm not particularly close with -- have targeted DC or California while peppering other places. The people I know who have had a lot of success in these markets uniformly have Law Review. I am shocked, SHOCKED that I picked up a DC CB myself. Secondary markets as a whole just kiiiiinda suck this year -- it's not that DC is a "miserable pesthole." All of the secondary market offices have drastically reduced class sizes.
B T Dubs, NO Phoenix offices came to campus this year. There was one firm that advertised it was hiring for Phoenix, but the on-campus interviewer had no idea what people asking for Phoenix were talking about.