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Big Day of Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:15 pm

I have a CB with a V50 who is having all of the students that they are calling back meet in the office on one day, and there is a few hours of presentations followed by 1-2 interviews, lasting no more than 45 minutes total.

Can anyone comment if this is very common, or can anyone comment on how they think/feel the offer ratio will be. I have a gut feeling that this may be a 100% offer rate for the people who come (why would they have us all there at the same time), but that may just be my high hopes getting in the way of my bounded rationality. :)

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Re: Big Day of Callbacks

Postby Cavalier » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:16 pm

While I don't know what this means, I can guarantee it doesn't mean a 100% offer rate.

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Re: Big Day of Callbacks

Postby 270910 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:17 pm

1) very uncommon

2) there's no way it will be a 100% offer rate for people who come - other firms that have done similar things (Skadden and Cravath at the very least, I think I heard about some firms doing it in DC too, especially for Harvard kids) and definitely not given 100% offers.

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Re: Big Day of Callbacks

Postby chadwick218 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:20 pm

Locke Lord in Houston did this (granted it was split up b/w 2 days). I would be very hesitant to believe that the offer rate will be 100%. Perhaps 50% is more reasonable. Assuming that this is indeed their only CB day, simple math should provide you with your answer. You should be asking how many students will be attending, how many summers did they have last year, what does NALP suggest the acceptance rate to be in your market?

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Re: Big Day of Callbacks

Postby Pablo Ramirez » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:21 pm

disco_barred wrote:1) very uncommon

2) there's no way it will be a 100% offer rate for people who come - other firms that have done similar things (Skadden and Cravath at the very least, I think I heard about some firms doing it in DC too, especially for Harvard kids) and definitely not given 100% offers.


Yale kids get don't even have to show up to receive offers.

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Re: Big Day of Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:47 pm

Would a lower rate of accepted offers mean that there are likely going to be more offers extended?

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Re: Big Day of Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
disco_barred wrote:1) very uncommon

2) there's no way it will be a 100% offer rate for people who come - other firms that have done similar things (Skadden and Cravath at the very least, I think I heard about some firms doing it in DC too, especially for Harvard kids) and definitely not given 100% offers.


Yale kids get don't even have to show up to receive offers.


I think the problem is that bigger firms call back a TON of Harvard kids and have to pack them all into one week, so they tinker with scheduling a bit. I'm a 2L at HLS and none of the firms I'm interviewing with have done this, but many of them were very difficult to schedule.

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Re: Big Day of Callbacks

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
disco_barred wrote:1) very uncommon

2) there's no way it will be a 100% offer rate for people who come - other firms that have done similar things (Skadden and Cravath at the very least, I think I heard about some firms doing it in DC too, especially for Harvard kids) and definitely not given 100% offers.


Yale kids get don't even have to show up to receive offers.


I think the problem is that bigger firms call back a TON of Harvard kids and have to pack them all into one week, so they tinker with scheduling a bit. I'm a 2L at HLS and none of the firms I'm interviewing with have done this, but many of them were very difficult to schedule.


One V30 in DC is doing this for Harvard callback invitees during flyout week. Presentation to everyone, some interviews, then a reception.

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Re: Big Day of Callbacks

Postby seespotrun » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
disco_barred wrote:1) very uncommon

2) there's no way it will be a 100% offer rate for people who come - other firms that have done similar things (Skadden and Cravath at the very least, I think I heard about some firms doing it in DC too, especially for Harvard kids) and definitely not given 100% offers.


Yale kids get don't even have to show up to receive offers.


Red highlight + lame joke = Pablo Ramirez (the poster)? I vote yes.




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