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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just so I can keep my booze tab relatively low this weekend, does it not seem like a significant # of Chicago firms haven't done CBs yet? Or is this just wishful thinking (requiring wishful drinking) on my part? We had like 40something Chicago firms at OCI, but I'm only seeing reports of CBs by a handful on here so far.


Interviewed with 15 Chicago firms: 2 dings, 1 callback, radio silence from the other 12.

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:56 pm

Below median, a bunch of interviews, no CBs, 7 rejections.

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby USAIRS » Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:30 am

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(List of all federal honors programs and description)

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:46 am

mid 178's. 17 interviews, all NY. 0 cb, 1 confirmed rejection. Any hope?

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:48 am

I got a call from Dewey NYC earlier this evening

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:58 am

Anonymous User wrote:Just so I can keep my booze tab relatively low this weekend, does it not seem like a significant # of Chicago firms haven't done CBs yet? Or is this just wishful thinking (requiring wishful drinking) on my part? We had like 40something Chicago firms at OCI, but I'm only seeing reports of CBs by a handful on here so far.


Either way you should drink. Winner either way.

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:mid 178's. 17 interviews, all NY. 0 cb, 1 confirmed rejection. Any hope?


I am not sure how it works with NY, but I have been told multiple times that callbacks go in "waves" for Chicago firms. I know that there are a group of kids with a crap load of callbacks 7+ but they can only accept one firm, so once these kids start rejecting firms may issue more callbacks. I wouldn't be surprised that ITE NY firms didn't start to use the "wave" approach to more accurately predict yields so they don't hire more associates than they can handle.

With your GPA I wouldn't be worried yet. This process is going to extend into November.

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:Topic review - University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks
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Anonymous User wrote:Just so I can keep my booze tab relatively low this weekend, does it not seem like a significant # of Chicago firms haven't done CBs yet? Or is this just wishful thinking (requiring wishful drinking) on my part? We had like 40something Chicago firms at OCI, but I'm only seeing reports of CBs by a handful on here so far.


Either way you should drink. Winner either way.


This.

I just received a CB from CGS&H DC office, DB interviewer.

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:52 am

Anonymous User wrote:I just received a CB from CGS&H DC office, DB interviewer.

Congrats! DB is the man. My top 5 favorite interviewer.

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:56 pm

Below median. 18 interviews in major markets. 3 dings, one CB. Feeling very lucky to have one at all.

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:58 pm

Snail mail ding from Latham DC - not surprised as the lady was pretty rude to me in the interview

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Snail mail ding from Latham DC - not surprised as the lady was pretty rude to me in the interview


Latham interviewers have behaved horribly, my NYC one excepted.

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:09 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Snail mail ding from Latham DC - not surprised as the lady was pretty rude to me in the interview


Latham interviewers have behaved horribly, my NYC one excepted.



Have heard similar stories from multiple people. That being said I thought my Chicago guy was nice, although no CB yet.

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:24 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:mid 178's. 17 interviews, all NY. 0 cb, 1 confirmed rejection. Any hope?


I am not sure how it works with NY, but I have been told multiple times that callbacks go in "waves" for Chicago firms. I know that there are a group of kids with a crap load of callbacks 7+ but they can only accept one firm, so once these kids start rejecting firms may issue more callbacks. I wouldn't be surprised that ITE NY firms didn't start to use the "wave" approach to more accurately predict yields so they don't hire more associates than they can handle.

With your GPA I wouldn't be worried yet. This process is going to extend into November.


I would start mass mailing. NY moves very quickly and I don't think they have "waves" of callbacks. My NY callbacks have been within 48 hours, except one, which took a week to get and that was the "first" time I had heard of callbacks from that firm. I've already gotten 4 rejections too, some via snail mail and I'm not expecting the firms I didn't hear from to give me a callback. They're probably just slower sending out snail mail rejections.

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:37 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:mid 178's. 17 interviews, all NY. 0 cb, 1 confirmed rejection. Any hope?


I am not sure how it works with NY, but I have been told multiple times that callbacks go in "waves" for Chicago firms. I know that there are a group of kids with a crap load of callbacks 7+ but they can only accept one firm, so once these kids start rejecting firms may issue more callbacks. I wouldn't be surprised that ITE NY firms didn't start to use the "wave" approach to more accurately predict yields so they don't hire more associates than they can handle.

With your GPA I wouldn't be worried yet. This process is going to extend into November.


I would start mass mailing. NY moves very quickly and I don't think they have "waves" of callbacks. My NY callbacks have been within 48 hours, except one, which took a week to get and that was the "first" time I had heard of callbacks from that firm. I've already gotten 4 rejections too, some via snail mail and I'm not expecting the firms I didn't hear from to give me a callback. They're probably just slower sending out snail mail rejections.



Same position as you, except my gpa is closer to 179. 0 cb. will start spamming soon

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:39 pm

If NY doesn't do waves, why have some people gotten rejections from certain firms others haven't heard from?

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If NY doesn't do waves, why have some people gotten rejections from certain firms others haven't heard from?


This is a solid question, and the reason I think there may be waves, even for NYC.

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:49 pm

Chicago Snail Mail Dings Sat 9/4: McGuire Woods, Skadden, & Mayer Brown.

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Chicago Snail Mail Dings Sat 9/4: McGuire Woods, Skadden, & Mayer Brown.



Sorry to hear that, but thank you very very much for posting. Stats?

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:41 pm

Rejection snail mail received 9/4 from Latham Chicago (interviewer SW) and Neal Gerber. Grades/WE aren't an issue. My Latham interview was really awkward.

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:51 pm

Got hammered in the snail mail today. All Chicago.

Mayer Brown
Neal Gerber Eisenberg
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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:52 pm

Anyone heard from Latham Chicago MG?

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:55 pm

Latham DC ding. Jenner DC and Wilmer DC CB.

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby scat_cat » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:11 pm

Just a reminder for those of you that have scored callbacks--use the Who Worked Where list and email people who worked at that firm last summer. Saying you've emailed a recent SA gives you something to talk about in interviews and communicates interest in the particular firm--which is something they really want to see at callbacks.

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Re: University of Chicago 2010 OCI - callbacks

Postby dresden doll » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:14 pm

scat_cat wrote:Just a reminder for those of you that have scored callbacks--use the Who Worked Where list and email people who worked at that firm last summer. Saying you've emailed a recent SA gives you something to talk about in interviews and communicates interest in the particular firm--which is something they really want to see at callbacks.


I've been meaning to do this. It's on Simplicity, right?




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