OCI Satisfaction Poll

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How satisfied are you with how many callback you have?

Over the moon
19
15%
More than I expected
27
21%
What I expected
22
17%
Less than I expected
24
19%
I can't fucking believe it (in a bad way)
36
28%
 
Total votes: 128

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby radek » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:No, I'm male. Though the only people with similar grades who have a similar # of callbacks at my school are attractive females.


Have you considered politics, male modeling?

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:49 pm

IzziesGal wrote:
radek wrote:

Reading this: --LinkRemoved-- it doesn't seem like MVPB grads are having much luck with NYC. Columbia and NYU are cleaning up in NYC, comparatively speaking.


Boalt's OCI just started this Monday, whereas Columbia and NYU (from what I've heard) started earlier. Also, a lot of CA people self-select to stay in CA. I know the people who wanted NY have gotten callbacks and even offers so far from NY.


NYU and Michigan started this week too. We'll get a much better idea by tomorrow afternoon/next Monday of what's going on with NYC.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:51 pm

RVP11 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:T50, 5-10%, LR, 0 call backs.

Sweet.


TBF, this is about what you should have expected.

Thanks for your valuable input.

Posting for the benefit of those faced with decisions I was faced with 2 years ago, bro.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby RVP11 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:T50, 5-10%, LR, 0 call backs.

Sweet.


TBF, this is about what you should have expected.

Thanks for your valuable input.

Posting for the benefit of those faced with decisions I was faced with 2 years ago, bro.


It IS valuable input for any 0Ls reading. The economy has sucked for a while, and no one who went to a T50 in 2009 should have expected anything from OCI no matter what their grades were.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:54 pm

radek wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:No, I'm male. Though the only people with similar grades who have a similar # of callbacks at my school are attractive females.


Have you considered politics, male modeling?


Politics, yes. Male modeling, no.

I look good enough that people like me, but not so good that I'm distracting or people think I'm dumb.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:57 pm

RVP11 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:T50, 5-10%, LR, 0 call backs.

Sweet.


TBF, this is about what you should have expected.

Thanks for your valuable input.

Posting for the benefit of those faced with decisions I was faced with 2 years ago, bro.


It IS valuable input for any 0Ls reading. The economy has sucked for a while, and no one who went to a T50 in 2009 should have expected anything from OCI no matter what their grades were.

Patently untrue. I have multiple friends on LR with multiple call backs.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby RVP11 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:59 pm

That doesn't refute what I said. From what I've heard about OCI at a T50 last year, zero callbacks was definitely the most common situation, even for people on LR.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:06 pm

so far great balls of silence

still waiting on 18 firms

0 CB from OCI itself, 5 CB from regional programs and mailings. 3 DC, 2 NY.

median T14

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:07 pm

T30, slightly above top third, no journal, work experience: 20 interviews, 4 callbacks, 1 rejection. Mostly Chicago biglaw.

I'm pretty damn surprised at how well OCI has worked out so far.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:09 pm

RVP11 wrote:That doesn't refute what I said. From what I've heard about OCI at a T50 last year, zero callbacks was definitely the most common situation, even for people on LR.

What you said was that no one, regardless of grades, should expect anything out of oci.

I believe what I said refutes that. That being said, I don't disagree with you, never said I didn't expect the situation I am in, and am not interested in arguing.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby rayiner » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
RVP11 wrote:That doesn't refute what I said. From what I've heard about OCI at a T50 last year, zero callbacks was definitely the most common situation, even for people on LR.

What you said was that no one, regardless of grades, should expect anything out of oci.

I believe what I said refutes that. That being said, I don't disagree with you, never said I didn't expect the situation I am in, and am not interested in arguing.


Your point doesn't refute his. If a lot of people on LR strike out, then you really shouldn't *expect* something out of OCI, even if some people get lucky and get something.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:21 pm

rayiner wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
RVP11 wrote:That doesn't refute what I said. From what I've heard about OCI at a T50 last year, zero callbacks was definitely the most common situation, even for people on LR.

What you said was that no one, regardless of grades, should expect anything out of oci.

I believe what I said refutes that. That being said, I don't disagree with you, never said I didn't expect the situation I am in, and am not interested in arguing.


Your point doesn't refute his. If a lot of people on LR strike out, then you really shouldn't *expect* something out of OCI, even if some people get lucky and get something.

The top 1-5 people have their pick of firms, and would be justified to expect something out of OCI in this and any economy. That is what I meant to insinuate, nothing more. That is obviously the exception and not the rule, but it is silly to say that the #1 or #2 student at a T50 shouldn't expect anything out of OCI.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:29 pm

radek wrote:Reading this: --LinkRemoved-- it doesn't seem like MVPB grads are having much luck with NYC. Columbia and NYU are cleaning up in NYC, comparatively speaking.


Not only CLS and NYU but HYS too. :wink:

Over the moon: 13 CBs out of 20 so far, all in NYC. All but 2 are V25.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:37 pm

California was very tough this year, coming out of CLS without high grades. Very lucky to have what I did get in terms of callbacks, though I'm really worried about offers... probably should have slotted some NYC firms in the top third of my bid list and still had plenty of quality shots at California. Certainly something for next year's class to think about doing (and obviously don't count on OCS to suggest anything practically useful like that).

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:53 pm

School ranked in the 30s. Between top quarter and top 20%, + secondary journal. Eleven screening interviews, but I am not expecting any callbacks. I know I am an unconventional candidate, and classmates of my rank may be expected to do better. Pre-ITE, we usually placed top third out to 40%.

So far, three dings and silence from the rest.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:11 pm

pretty satisfied but still worried i'll ultimately strike out and not get an offer:
T30, top 20% LR. 6 cb, 5 dings, waiting on 5 more. im slightly older though, and my 3-year WE has definitely been a topic of interest for every interviewer.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:37 pm

DC murdered me. Top 10%-20% at CLS with 2 DC callbacks: one V10, one V50-100. For reference, I had approximately 10 DC interviews.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:10 am

not exactly satisfied. obviously have yet to hear back from a lot of places, but I think that means more likely than not it's a ding for most of them.

T14, non-LR but quite good grades. So far three callbacks. One is at the top firm in a secondary city I have ties to, and the others are in strong offices in DC. I had 9 interviews in DC, and 10 in Chicago, where I also have strong ties. I have so far received no callbacks in Chicago and am flabbergasted at that result. I have absolutely no ties to DC. I have visited it three times in my entire life, and two of those can best be described as drinking excursions.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:14 am

Anonymous User wrote:not exactly satisfied. obviously have yet to hear back from a lot of places, but I think that means more likely than not it's a ding for most of them.

T14, non-LR but quite good grades. So far three callbacks. One is at the top firm in a secondary city I have ties to, and the others are in strong offices in DC. I had 9 interviews in DC, and 10 in Chicago, where I also have strong ties. I have so far received no callbacks in Chicago and am flabbergasted at that result. I have absolutely no ties to DC. I have visited it three times in my entire life, and two of those can best be described as drinking excursions.


Similar situation here. Top 40% at T10, non-LR. Have had 5 dings and 1 CB. The one CB is in DC. I will have family in DC very shortly, but I'm not from there or anything. No CBs in Chicago yet...

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:17 am

~top third at t20, LR, 12 interviews, 2 dings, 1 cb in my home market.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:29 am

T40 Top 10 Significant work experience

6 prescreens 2 dings 2 CB (one DC one NY) and waiting on hearing from 2 others

Guess its more than I expected.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:29 am

NU, Top 25%, Strong Secondary Journal, 5+ Years of Work Experience. 20 On Campus Interviews. 14 Callbacks. 3 Offers (to date). I targeted NYC and Texas.

While all of the callbacks are with V100 firms, I bid rather conservatively and am therefore somewhat discouraged.
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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby radek » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:Top 25%, T-10, Strong Secondary Journal, 5+ Years of Work Experience. 20 On Campus Interviews. 14 Callbacks. 3 Offers (to date). I targeted NYC and Texas.


Uhhhh... holy shit. That's better than literally everyone I know at my t10, even ppl on LR with top 5% grades.

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby yellowjacket2012 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:34 am

17 callbacks so far, all v50 except one boutique, good grades at northwestern, at boalt now, bs/ms in EE
6 dings, all in the market i exited (chicago)

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Re: OCI Satisfaction Poll

Postby chadwick218 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:37 am

yellowjacket2012 wrote:17 callbacks so far, all v50 except one boutique, good grades at northwestern, at boalt now, bs/ms in EE
6 dings, all in the market i exited (chicago)


Congrats. I have a couple of other friends at NU who are EEs are are collecting callback offers (sad to see you go ... I knew there had to be some reason that I hadn't seen you around). Amongst my friends, it really does seem to be feast or famine. I know a lot of people with 0 or 1 and a lot of people with 10+ callbacks.




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