Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I honestly disagree with some of the previous posters who are emphasizing "fit" and "personality." I think these things are important but I think grades were pretty much dispositive at least among my friends. Honestly, firms care about fit and personality insofar as they are sure you are going to do the work and not be an ass. Apart from that, most of the firms at OCI seemed to sleepwalk through the 20 minute interviews just to get transcripts.
My two cents on this issue is that grades are the first cut, and personality/fit are the second. For firms that have GPA cuts relatively deep in the class (say, 3.2 or 3.3) personality and fit are going to be paramount. For firms that are very selective (3.6+) personality and fit seems to matter less at the screening phase and likely will matter more in the callback phase.
Best of luck to all out there.
Thinking back to when interviewers have responded to me giving a little pitch about my grades by assuring me that my grades weren't an issue, I kind of imagine Miller going, "Oh, that's nice, so it's just that they can't stand the thought of hiring you because of what a lousy personality you have."
Haha, oh Miller. Amen to that!
I got 8/13 cbs and ALL of them were no higher than .03 from my GPA and most of them lower. To be fair, I only interviewed with 3 firms that were .1 or .2 away from my GPA but I didn't get them but I certainly didn't get all the firms within my gpa range. It's definitely:
First hurdle- GPA
Second hurdle- Awesome Personality
It's not reciprocal at all. Right GPA + Awesome Personality + Some WE= CB. Not right GPA + Awesome Personality + Awesome WE = no CB. I don't even think that a good personality is enough anymore, it has to be beyond good, you have to really impress. Maybe bc my GPA and resume are just not impressive but that's been my experience.
Does anyone have any advice for callbacks?