FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

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FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby TLL » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:08 pm

Has anyone heard any news from the FTC's Bureau of Competition? Last I had heard, they were still in the process of interviewing. Has anyone received an offer?

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:15 pm

Haven't heard a thing after CB. Given that the deadline for applications was 9/15, I wouldn't be surprised if they were still interviewing. Based on past years, it seems like offers are extended in late October/early November at the earliest. Perhaps it might be quicker this year with the compressed NALP guideline?

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:16 pm

I also know that their budget has not been approved for next year. A friend of mine had an initial screening interview very recently.

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:46 pm

oooooh, if no budget yet, it may be awhile till we see some offers.

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:37 pm

Got an offer on Friday! Had my callback about three weeks ago.

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby bdubs » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:10 am

Can anyone fill me in on what kind of background and stats are needed for FTC competition or DOJ antitrust div.? Haven't even gotten into school yet, but I am very interested in this.

Is there a big advantage to going to a school like Chicago over someplace like Michigan if this is one of your career targets?

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:23 am

I just got a call for an interview this week... but they're already making offers?

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:05 pm

They do rolling offers a la law firms. I'm sure they will be giving out more. I don't know if there's a common background but all the people i've interviewed with went to top schools and generally had a few years of firm experience (except for 1 who entered through their summer program). I think having an econ background is the most important thing that will set you apart.

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby cardinalabyss » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:41 pm

Hey! I interviewed about three weeks ago and received an offer on Friday as well.

I don't have an economics or business background but they definitely asked about it during my callback and all of their materials say that it helps.

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby bree » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:28 pm

To those with offers, could you PM me more details about the offer, about the timeline (from oci to callback to offer), and about what you think may have landed you the offer?

Thanks!

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby TLL » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:33 am

I'm interested to know if anyone got offers for their entry level program, not their summer program.

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby antitrustlawguy » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:04 pm

This thread is relevant to my interests.

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:25 pm

Any updates?

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:18 pm

Anything in the past week?

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby PurplePirate » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:21 pm

May I ask what kind of schools those of you that got callbacks are attending (T14, T30, etc)?

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:48 am

At my T-14, quite a few people seem to have had callbacks. But as OCI taught us, callbacks =/= offers, so we'll see.

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:01 pm

PurplePirate wrote:May I ask what kind of schools those of you that got callbacks are attending (T14, T30, etc)?

CCN

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby antitrustlawguy » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:31 pm

3L here. Haven't heard anything since initial interview...

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:34 pm

This is somewhat off topic, but still related. I am planning on applying to Bureau of Competition's 1L internship. Does anyone know who we can address our cover letters to? Their website just gives an email and they haven't responded to my email asking them.

Thanks. Also if anyone knows more about their 1L summer hiring, and wants to share that would be great. (I know it's really competitive but I do have a strong background in what they are looking for).

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This is somewhat off topic, but still related. I am planning on applying to Bureau of Competition's 1L internship. Does anyone know who we can address our cover letters to? Their website just gives an email and they haven't responded to my email asking them.


I addressed mine as "Dear Recruiting Committee:". Your cover letter will be circulated to multiple individuals who will be interviewing you. They also probably haven't responded because, under NALP guidelines, they're not supposed to... not until Dec. 1st.

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks. Also if anyone knows more about their 1L summer hiring, and wants to share that would be great. (I know it's really competitive but I do have a strong background in what they are looking for).


It's great that you're applying, but be aware that the competition is keen. Work experience isn't entirely determinative, nor are grades.

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby jplayer » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:16 pm

"Bureau of Competition"? This has to be a joke.

Is it located right next to the "Ministry of Truth"?

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby capitalacq » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:40 pm

jplayer wrote:"Bureau of Competition"? This has to be a joke.

Is it located right next to the "Ministry of Truth"?

this is the dumbest post ive read in a while

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby TigerBeer » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:26 pm

he's right though, enforcing competition is oppressive and runs against the spirit of american capitalism

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby bdubs » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:55 pm

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Re: FTC Bureau of Competition - Status Updates?

Postby capitalacq » Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:28 pm

these last few posts are why there is no hope for humanity




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