keg411 wrote:I'll go non-anonymously for the rest of this thread, since I'm the transfer who did terribly at OCI and very pessimistic about my chances at getting something (and a lot of people pretty much know it and who I am). For those of us that have tentatively "struck out" (especially if our interviewers have given CB's), it sucks and it's miserable and it really makes me (at least) think I have a miserable personality and am a terrible interviewer and I went about "selling myself" at OCI all wrong, and it's an opportunity I'm never going to get back. Not to mention that I've had CB's from mass mailing and I'm starting to think I "bombed" those as well so OCI went so poorly.
So I can certainly see the native students who aren't doing well being just as upset and taking it out on others. I know it's not the "Michigan spirit" but as someone else who is very unhappy, I can see where they are coming from. It's a huge self-esteem blow and it really hurts.
I am not a transfer student and while I have only met a few, the few I have met have been some really nice, interesting, intelligent people. I think you know this, but it is way too early to be saying you "did terribly at OCI." Sure, you may not have a CB or multiple CBs yet, and others may. But keep in mind that people with multiple CB who get multiple offers can only accept one. This is the beginning, not the end of this process. Keep applying and keep your head up. There are non-OCI venues that you should and probably are pursuing as well.
Some of the competition for some markets (or some top firms within those markets) was absolutely ridiculous. One firm interviewer asked me if Michigan's GPA was inflated because all he saw were 3.7 - 3.9s. And to some extent, while interviewing/personality matters, interviewers may not know how to treat your/transfer GPAs.
All I am saying is chill, relax, breathe. Do not be upset and do not take it out on others. This attitude will only hurt you. Enjoy Ann Arbor while you have a little free time. It is a great day. Good luck to everyone.