Anonymous User wrote:Maybe all you people should have just asked career services like i did?
Anonymous User wrote:Sorry to add to the anons, vamedic, haha, but...
I know someone (from c/o 2011 or 2012--don't want to out anyone too much) who SR'ed at a DC firm at least--if not more--competitive than Covington, converted it into an SA position and is heading there after graduation. S/he had been denied both PS and alt status and didn't get the firm in the lottery, despite it being listed in his/her top 5. I'm almost positive that his/her GPA was below that firm's minimum interview range.
Just one random example, but it can definitely happen.
To throw in my own 2 cents... I had 45+ PS's last year, ended up doing maybe 22 interviews at most, and absolutely approve of moving the limit from 30 to 20 this year. Like someone (I think Cav?) said, if you can't get what someone else (Doritos?) defined as a "good job" offer out of 20 interviews, the problem isn't with your # of interviews...
At the same time, I also agree with vamedic. OGI's are important, but what we're quibbling about now isn't really. As much as possible, try to chillax.
bgdddymtty wrote:Can any of you 3L types let us know what to expect as far as a next step in the process? Will we see whether our alts turned to interviews prior to the lottery? If not, will we ever know whether we got an interview by virtue of alt status or from the lottery? What the deal be, and when can we expect the OGI stuff to re-appear on Symplicity?
Anonymous User wrote:Julio_El_Chavo wrote:you're all overthinking this
I'm sure you were the picture of serenity two weeks before OGI.
Anonymous User wrote:Has KD called anyone?
bgdddymtty wrote:I just talked to Patrice Hayden, and she said that we shouldn't see anything on Symplicity until Monday, at which point the lottery should be run and the interviews scheduled. She also said she thought that Symplicity would indicate to us whether we had gotten an interview by virtue of alternate status or the lottery.
soso wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Has KD called anyone?
I know they said we should be available in case they need to contact us. I just don't know why they would need to. Surely they are not calling that many people. What is the scenario in which they contact someone. The actual scenario that they described, not hypothetical scenarios. Looking for actual wording from career services.
You can accept a combined total of more than 20 pre-selections plus alternates, but you cannot end up with more than 20 interviews. Our formal policy is that if, through either of these avenues, you receive more than 20 interviews, we have the right to cut you to 20 by eliminating the ones that were lowest on your bid list. From a practical standpoint, however, I never do this without attempting to reach the student to get input. As long as I can easily reach you during the scheduling period (next Thursday through Saturday), we should not have a problem with adjusting your interview list. You will just need to be prepared to make quick decisions about what will go if you exceed 20.
Anonymous User wrote:Top 1/4 bid mostly NYC, received less than 5 preselects and more than 10 alternates. Am I going to get a job?
Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Top 1/4 bid mostly NYC, received less than 5 preselects and more than 10 alternates. Am I going to get a job?
Yes, you will. FWIW, last year with top 1/4 grades I had 2 preselects and 5 alternates. I eventually got an SA gig with a firm better than most of those I bid on.
Cast a wide net. Apply for everything and take every interview you get.
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