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How High Can I Reach?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:48 pm

~Top 5% at a school in the 30s and 3-4 years of good work experience before LS

Most of the V50 firms do not visit my school for OCI. A few do, but it's usually for smaller satellite branches in nearby secondary markets.

I would like to do NYC high can I realistically set my sights? Obviously places like WLRK would insta-trash my resume, but are other V10-V20 firms a possibility? For example, will firms like Cleary/DP/SC ever dip down to this level?? Shearman perhaps??

Additionally, will the stronger overseas firms like Linklaters, Clifford Chance, or Allen Overy give me a look? I have a strong interest in international capital markets and a resume which gives me a leg up on most other applicants in this area. However, I realize how difficult it is to get into that type of thing and will approach the job search with flexibility.

Any feedback, anecdotal or otherwise, is welcome. Thanks.


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Re: How High Can I Reach?

Postby Renzo » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:38 pm

Those firms don't come to your school because it's expensive, and they're only likely to take people with your grades. But that doesn't mean they wouldn't consider you if you applied. Get those resumes out early and something's likely to come of it.

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