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blueprint87
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CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby blueprint87 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:52 pm

Is anybody else having trouble logging on to bid for employers on the CCBA Symplicity site?

GMVarun
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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby GMVarun » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:55 pm

Yeah, I tried like 10 times. So frustrating.

dusk2k2
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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby dusk2k2 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:59 pm

Yes, I'm having problems too. You think this is a problem with the site? I thought I had uploaded my resume before the deadline...but now this has me thinking I somehow forgot to do it.

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby blueprint87 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:08 pm

I think it is a site issue. I uploaded my resume before the deadline too. Unless I did not do so correctly but I do not see how I could've messed up uploading a pdf.

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby GMVarun » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:10 pm

I definitely uploaded my resume before the deadline. I think it's a site issue. I emailed them, let's see when they get back.

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby dusk2k2 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:14 pm

Alright, I just got in. So I guess the site is fixed.

On another note, has anyone had success at this job fair, and if so, what level of school and class rank do you need?

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby dusk2k2 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:22 pm

Can anyone give tips on the best way to bid for this sort of job fair? Should we bid on firms that will also be at OCI? Or is this a time to bid on outside firms?

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:00 pm

I am not sure how to bid, other than focusing on firms I personally like and have big classes. It's 50% preselect, so that somewhat lessens the importance of bidding.

I have a question about the additional documents: are these things to be brought with you to the interviews? The site does not allow you to upload anything other than a resume right? Or are you somehow supposed to combine everything into your resume document. If anyone has experience on this, and can respond quickly, I would greatly appreciate it. I will try emailing the organizers, but I doubt they will get back to me before the deadline to bid.

for example, Jones Day requires: "Please submit unofficial transcript when submitting resume. **Please list on resume preferred office location.** Bring writing sample to the interview." How do you do that? Does anyone know a way to append two .pdf files together (for free)?

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:02 pm

anyone?

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Holly Golightly
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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:26 pm

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby Oban » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:45 pm

my bid strategy was to bid half on big firms with big classes and half on firms that I liked and those that seemed to have less stringent requirements, not requirements like: WE DEMAND TOP 10 PERCENT AND LAW REVIEW OR ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:47 pm

Did either one of you Holly or Oban bid firms, like Jones Day, which require you to submit additional information? And if so, did you create a pdf file that had more than just your resume and submit it as your resume? Thanks!

Oh, sorry to hear that Holly.

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:26 pm

Did anyone figure out about the required documents? Do we just need to put it all in one PDF file?

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby dusk2k2 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:05 pm

So I'm not really sure, but just wondering if someone could give me an answer. Should we not use bids on firms that are coming to our school's OCI?

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:58 am

dusk2k2 wrote: Should we not use bids on firms that are coming to our school's OCI?


The way I see it, is that there's no reason not to use all the bids. So I definitely prioritized bids on firms with big classes that are not coming to my OCI, and then, bid on some that are coming to my OCI. I think I may even find out the results of this before my OCI bids are due, so there is no reason not to save bids for OCI.

Yeah, I really hope someone knows with respect to the documents. For some, it seems pretty clear that they want it at the interview, but with others it's really unclear, and Jones Day seems like they want it all as one. But I have no idea how to combine my resume with my pdf transcript. Anyone with answers?? Hopefully someone knows before tomorrow.

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:56 pm

Has anyone tried to log in since bidding? I just tried and it said my account is disabled which I hope means it's just disabled temporarily until results for bidding come in.

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby Oban » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:04 pm

Yes, everyone is locked out until later in the summer. Interview lists come out july 11th i think.

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:03 pm

Does anyone know when are we finding out about interviews?

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know when are we finding out about interviews?


thought it was today :(

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby 100Kworthit? » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:29 am

I still haven't received word of my bid list - :( has anyone else?

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby incescwetrust » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:07 pm

I haven't hear back either.

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby Oban » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:08 pm

Yeah, kind of anoying

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:19 pm

yah I was looking forward to it all day yesterday. and today. theres a CCBA thread from last year where people started talking about bids around july 14 2010 (website says they were supposed to get their bids july 12 2010). so hopefully we get ours today or tomorrow!

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby fl0w » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:23 am

CCBA wrote:On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 1:06 PM
Student accounts are currently disabled as initial schedules are still being created. Students will receive an e-mail once accounts are enabled, which we expect to happen by the end of this week.

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Re: CCBA Minority Job Fair

Postby nyyankees » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:03 pm

got this today....

This is to inform you that the Dickstein Shapiro LLP has canceled its entire schedule for the 2011 CCBA Job Fair. Your bid has been canceled.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Please let us know if this interview cancellation affects your ability to participate in the 2011 CCBA Job Fair.

Best Regards,

CCBA Job Fair Administration




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