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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby gladiator » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a question for the rising 3Ls who are extremely knowledgeable about the OGI process. How bad is it to not go to a firm reception if you're interviewing with that firm during OGIs? I know that going can only help, but I don't have a car so I'm wondering if I would irreparably damage my shot at an offer with a firm with which I'm interviewing if I don't go to their reception. Obviously, I plan on cabbing it to as many of these events as possible, but as a preemptive question, is missing a firm reception unforgivable?


Definitely go to all of them. They check who showed up and who didn't.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:27 pm

gladiator wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have a question for the rising 3Ls who are extremely knowledgeable about the OGI process. How bad is it to not go to a firm reception if you're interviewing with that firm during OGIs? I know that going can only help, but I don't have a car so I'm wondering if I would irreparably damage my shot at an offer with a firm with which I'm interviewing if I don't go to their reception. Obviously, I plan on cabbing it to as many of these events as possible, but as a preemptive question, is missing a firm reception unforgivable?


Definitely go to all of them. They check who showed up and who didn't.


How long do you need to stay at a reception? For instance, if there are multiple receptions in one night, what should we do?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Cavalier » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
gladiator wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have a question for the rising 3Ls who are extremely knowledgeable about the OGI process. How bad is it to not go to a firm reception if you're interviewing with that firm during OGIs? I know that going can only help, but I don't have a car so I'm wondering if I would irreparably damage my shot at an offer with a firm with which I'm interviewing if I don't go to their reception. Obviously, I plan on cabbing it to as many of these events as possible, but as a preemptive question, is missing a firm reception unforgivable?

Definitely go to all of them. They check who showed up and who didn't.

How long do you need to stay at a reception? For instance, if there are multiple receptions in one night, what should we do?

I'd recommend staying for thirty minutes to an hour if there's another to attend. You mainly just want to make sure everyone sees you.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:57 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
(3) Once you have an offer, and especially if you manage to do a callback during OGI (this is possible), cancel your screening interviews and callbacks at any firms that you know that you wouldn't take over the one you got an offer from. This will open spaces for your classmates.


Following is from career services email:

"If you accept an interview, you are committing to interviewing with that firm unless you have accepted another job offer before the time of the interview or you have been granted permission by Career Services to withdraw. "

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby 5ky » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:
(3) Once you have an offer, and especially if you manage to do a callback during OGI (this is possible), cancel your screening interviews and callbacks at any firms that you know that you wouldn't take over the one you got an offer from. This will open spaces for your classmates.


Following is from career services email:

"If you accept an interview, you are committing to interviewing with that firm unless you have accepted another job offer before the time of the interview or you have been granted permission by Career Services to withdraw. "


Umm...? Thanks for confirming vanwinkle, I guess?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby vamedic03 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:
(3) Once you have an offer, and especially if you manage to do a callback during OGI (this is possible), cancel your screening interviews and callbacks at any firms that you know that you wouldn't take over the one you got an offer from. This will open spaces for your classmates.


Following is from career services email:

"If you accept an interview, you are committing to interviewing with that firm unless you have accepted another job offer before the time of the interview or you have been granted permission by Career Services to withdraw. "


(1) Why is this being posted anonymously?

(2) If you have an offer, you can still ask career services to allow you to withdraw the interview. I don't receive the emails that career services sends to 2Ls, however, last year, if you give them advance notice and ask politely, they allowed you to cancel interviews once you have an offer.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby RVP11 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:34 am

They let me cancel interviews when all I had were several callbacks. If you're confident you're going to convert an offer you want, then it's the right thing to do.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Cavalier » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:41 am

I agree; you should feel free to request to withdraw from interviews. Give career services as much advance notice as possible so that they have time to find someone to replace you. Last year I noticed that the handful of firms that interviewed relatively late (and thus, on days where students were unlikely to have more than one screening interview) had a ton of cancellations.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:02 am

Cavalier wrote:I agree; you should feel free to request to withdraw from interviews. Give career services as much advance notice as possible so that they have time to find someone to replace you. Last year I noticed that the handful of firms that interviewed relatively late (and thus, on days where students were unlikely to have more than one screening interview) had a ton of cancellations.


Had to cancel an interview due to Symplicity bugging out and granting me an interview it shouldn't have. Woke up this morning to emails telling me I had been granted two additional interviews. Doubt they're related, but it was a nice surprise.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:28 am

has anyone heard back from the firms that we applied to by emailing in a resume and transcript after ogi bidding closed? if so, which ones? when i met with career services they said that those would be coming in late (maybe even as late as the beginning of next week), but i don't know how to know if they're in yet

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Cavalier wrote:I agree; you should feel free to request to withdraw from interviews. Give career services as much advance notice as possible so that they have time to find someone to replace you. Last year I noticed that the handful of firms that interviewed relatively late (and thus, on days where students were unlikely to have more than one screening interview) had a ton of cancellations.


Had to cancel an interview due to Symplicity bugging out and granting me an interview it shouldn't have. Woke up this morning to emails telling me I had been granted two additional interviews. Doubt they're related, but it was a nice surprise.

I originally accepted a preselect that I didn't want all that much (it was my last non-government bid) as a safety, but then I ended up with 20 interviews after alternates/lottery. I asked Career Services to let me drop the interview so I'd have room for a special request, and they were fine with it.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:41 am

vamedic03 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:
(3) Once you have an offer, and especially if you manage to do a callback during OGI (this is possible), cancel your screening interviews and callbacks at any firms that you know that you wouldn't take over the one you got an offer from. This will open spaces for your classmates.


Following is from career services email:

"If you accept an interview, you are committing to interviewing with that firm unless you have accepted another job offer before the time of the interview or you have been granted permission by Career Services to withdraw. "

(1) Why is this being posted anonymously?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby berkeleykel06 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:44 am

Clicked on the last page of the employment forum without realizing it...found myself in a thread titled "No offers" where the OP says Paul Hastings is rumored to be no offering its summer class en masse...had a massive panic attack. Finally realized it was from 2009, now I'm just in a lingering state of :shock:. TLS can be worse than nightmares sometimes.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby 5ky » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:40 pm

Man, the news from CSO just keeps getting better. Mods should just delete the 30 pages of panic from this thread.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Cavalier » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:44 pm

5ky wrote:Man, the news from CSO just keeps getting better. Mods should just delete the 30 pages of panic from this thread.

What now?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby 5ky » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:01 pm

Cavalier wrote:
5ky wrote:Man, the news from CSO just keeps getting better. Mods should just delete the 30 pages of panic from this thread.

What now?


Because of patterns of people rejecting interviews and just the way people bid, firms still have open slots, so they'll be apportioning those out based on bid lists. I think they'll go to those with <20 first if possible, then above 20. They'll start to give those with 20 a few more, up to 22-23. Those with 20 or more may now special request up to 2 firms, rather than being completely barred from doing so.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Cavalier » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:04 pm

5ky wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
5ky wrote:Man, the news from CSO just keeps getting better. Mods should just delete the 30 pages of panic from this thread.

What now?

Because of patterns of people rejecting interviews and just the way people bid, firms still have open slots, so they'll be apportioning those out based on bid lists. I think they'll go to those with <20 first if possible, then above 20. They'll start to give those with 20 a few more, up to 22-23. Those with 20 or more may now special request up to 2 firms, rather than being completely barred from doing so.

Definitely good news!

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:18 pm

Does this mean hiring is completely eff'd?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does this mean hiring is completely eff'd?


Why would this be true?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:29 pm

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does this mean hiring is completely eff'd?


Why would this be true?



Meant to say, "not completely eff'd"

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby dailygrind » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:47 pm

Fuck to the yeah, babay!

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Cavalier » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:54 pm

The news about the elimination of the first day sign-in requirement is also great for those doing callbacks in non-DC locations. For instance, if you get three CA callbacks, you can now schedule them all at once the week of the 29th through the 2nd and avoid having to make two trips or delaying the callbacks by a week. Glad the school finally realized that forcing students to be in school on a Wednesday was dumb.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:58 pm

Cavalier wrote:The news about the elimination of the first day sign-in requirement is also great for those doing callbacks in non-DC locations. For instance, if you get three CA callbacks, you can now schedule them all at once the week of the 29th through the 2nd and avoid having to make two trips or delaying the callbacks by a week. Glad the school finally realized that forcing students to be in school on a Wednesday was dumb.


It's also great for 3Ls who don't care about law school anymore.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:48 pm

TIP update: got the call from Patton Boggs Dallas tonight.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:05 am

Didn't get any extra interviews. Still at 16.




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