MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

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MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:33 pm

Got my fall grades back and my best estimate (ok, I know the fact that I have to estimate outs me as going to Penn, wtvr) is that I am .025-.075 below the median.

Assuming no change in this situation next semester, how am I likely to do if I bid NYC?

I also don't really know how steep the curve is, where do you think I rank in the class?

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Unemployed » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:(ok, I know the fact that I have to estimate outs me as going to Penn, wtvr)

:?: :?: :?:


Generic advice: Bid conservatively (less selective + large summer classes); research, research, research; dress well; interview well. You'll probably be ok.

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:41 pm

How likely you do in NYC will depend on two things:

1) How well you interview/whether you have work experience/softs/etc.

2) Which firms you bid on. Bid smart, and don't waste all your top bids on the V10.

I think point #2 is more important.

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:26 pm

Unemployed wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:(ok, I know the fact that I have to estimate outs me as going to Penn, wtvr)

:?: :?: :?:


Generic advice: Bid conservatively (less selective + large summer classes); research, research, research; dress well; interview well. You'll probably be ok.


OP: I'm pleased to hear it but, given your screen name, should I be frightened?

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Unemployed » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Unemployed wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:(ok, I know the fact that I have to estimate outs me as going to Penn, wtvr)

:?: :?: :?:


Generic advice: Bid conservatively (less selective + large summer classes); research, research, research; dress well; interview well. You'll probably be ok.


OP: I'm pleased to hear it but, given your screen name, should I be frightened?


Nah.

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:57 pm

Your GPA is 3.24-3.32?

If so, v30 will be possible, but a reach. Spread your bids across v30-v100.

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby TigerBeer » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Your GPA is 3.24-3.32?

If so, v30 will be possible, but a reach. Spread your bids across v30-v100.


isn't that a little optimistic/shouldn't he bid further down than that? i thought median was lucky enough already to just land any market-rate job.

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby RVP11 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:39 pm

TigerBeer wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Your GPA is 3.24-3.32?

If so, v30 will be possible, but a reach. Spread your bids across v30-v100.


isn't that a little optimistic/shouldn't he bid further down than that? i thought median was lucky enough already to just land any market-rate job.


V30-V100 in NYC are probably some of the least grade-selective market rate jobs...

Also, there's no appreciable difference in selectivity in that grouping. It's not like V80s are dipping a lot, or any, lower than V50s. In many cases, the lower Vault rank firms are way more selective than the higher Vault ranks (for example, Patterson Belknap >>> Dewey).

Also, bidding on a lot of smaller (non-Vault) firms is a great way to strike out at OCI. If you have medianish grades the best paths are 1) mass-mail smaller markets where you have ties and 2) bid non-selective firms in NYC.

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:02 am

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Your GPA is 3.24-3.32?

If so, v30 will be possible, but a reach. Spread your bids across v30-v100.




I'm not sure, Penn doesn't provide any way of converting grades to GPA. My best guess is that I'm on the low end of that or slightly lower.


V30-V100 in NYC are probably some of the least grade-selective market rate jobs...

Also, there's no appreciable difference in selectivity in that grouping. It's not like V80s are dipping a lot, or any, lower than V50s. In many cases, the lower Vault rank firms are way more selective than the higher Vault ranks (for example, Patterson Belknap >>> Dewey).

Also, bidding on a lot of smaller (non-Vault) firms is a great way to strike out at OCI. If you have medianish grades the best paths are 1) mass-mail smaller markets where you have ties and 2) bid non-selective firms in NYC.



What firms should I target? Have to make sure to go to those receptions and start doing my recon.

Here are the things I primarily care about:

A) Pays market
B) Is in NYC or LA (although LA is a much tougher nut to crack so I won't waste bids unless I have a good shot)

I will also mass mail a smaller market to which I have ties but the firms from there don't do OCI at Penn.
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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:04 am

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby mrm2083 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:12 am

While we're on the topic, what's Penn's median?

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:14 am

mrm2083 wrote:While we're on the topic, what's Penn's median?


OP: I think we would all like to know. In creating this thread my assumption was that first semester median was somewhere between 3.25-3.3 (I hear 2nd semester is somewhat higher b/c of the un-curved elective).


What would that be?

A-, B+, B, B? B+, B+, B+, B? Either?

Hell, I'm just guessing that I'm below median anyway, could be wrong.

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby mrm2083 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:20 am

I heard it falls somewhere between a B and B+ which would put it lower then that. Hopefully what I heard is right lol. I hate that they can't just tell us.

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:22 am

mrm2083 wrote:I heard it falls somewhere between a B and B+ which would put it lower then that. Hopefully what I heard is right lol. I hate that they can't just tell us.


OP:

Don't both my examples fall between a B and B+?
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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:23 am

if you are personable, pretty much a lock for something within the V100.

ETA: I know a lot of people with these grades and worse with multiple offers in the V50 (No LR or WE).
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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:if you are personable, pretty much a lock for something within the V100.


I hope you are right. What makes you think this?

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:if you are personable, pretty much a lock for something within the V100.


I hope you are right. What makes you think this?


personal experience.

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby mrm2083 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:27 am

well a B is 3 and a B+ is 3.3, so i would think like 3.25 to 3.33 would be on the higher side, hopefully

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:28 am

mrm2083 wrote:well a B is 3 and a B+ is 3.3, so i would think like 3.25 to 3.33 would be on the higher side, hopefully


Yah, but I thought that it was closer to the B+ then the B. You hear different?
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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Morgan12Oak » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:30 am

To put on a spin on this, same situation and assume the 1L is a UVA student.

Does this change the chances at V100 NYC?

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby mrm2083 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:31 am

I dunno I always just heard between a B and B+ so I just figured in the middle. Either way I'd say median is probably closer to 3.25 than 3.3 (based on people I've talked to)

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Re: MVP, less than 1/10 point below median, chances at NYC V100?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:36 am

mrm2083 wrote:I dunno I always just heard between a B and B+ so I just figured in the middle. Either way I'd say median is probably closer to 3.25 than 3.3 (based on people I've talked to)


OP: Its almost certainly below 3.3. Sorry, I think I misread what you were saying. It being closer to 3.25 than 3.3 makes sense.

I think some of it might come down to whether a B+ = 3.3 or 3.333.




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