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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm pretty curious as to when STB NY callbacks roll in, so whenever anyone finds out, it'd be much appreciated if you could let us know. Thanks.


Got one tonight, interviewer AR

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:59 pm

Anyone heard from Dewey?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:04 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:If we're primarily NYC and are still at zero CBs at this point, it's pretty much over for big law, right? Assuming no screeners done this week.


I got a CB today for a firm that interviewed the first day of OGI and gave out CBs that week. So there is still a *chance* you'll get some CBs, but I would not be too optimistic.


what firm?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:15 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:If we're primarily NYC and are still at zero CBs at this point, it's pretty much over for big law, right? Assuming no screeners done this week.


I got a CB today for a firm that interviewed the first day of OGI and gave out CBs that week. So there is still a *chance* you'll get some CBs, but I would not be too optimistic.


what firm?


White & Case

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard from Dewey?


Not yet for DC.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm pretty curious as to when STB NY callbacks roll in, so whenever anyone finds out, it'd be much appreciated if you could let us know. Thanks.


got one tonight

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm pretty curious as to when STB NY callbacks roll in, so whenever anyone finds out, it'd be much appreciated if you could let us know. Thanks.


Got one tonight, interviewer AR


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Anonymous User wrote:I'm pretty curious as to when STB NY callbacks roll in, so whenever anyone finds out, it'd be much appreciated if you could let us know. Thanks.


got one tonight


Thanks.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:41 pm

Cleary NY ding via e-mail.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:02 pm

Kirkland & Ellis NY callback.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:05 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Did you do mock interviews with OCS?


I did one. It did nothing but tell me what I already know: I can talk about substantive points of my projects/the law extremely well, but I'm otherwise a little lacking in interpersonal skills.


So are there lots of awkward silences in your interviews or what?


Nah. When we get there I leave (though this rarely happens). It's more like I'll ask good canned questions, but not know the correct route to go after I get a response.



That makes sense. Sorry that its not going well for you. With your credentials I'm sure you'll end up with something.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:28 am

Akin Gump NY email ding

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby TigerBeer » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:Nah. When we get there I leave (though this rarely happens). It's more like I'll ask good canned questions, but not know the correct route to go after I get a response.


maybe you just need to plan your dialogue a few steps further.
a canned question gets a canned response. you likely already know more or less what the answer will be. at the very least, you know that there is a range of responses within which the interviewer's answer will probably fall. why not plan out how you'll respond to the interviewer's answer to your question?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:01 am

Is it a bad idea to tell a callback they're your first choice if you're genuine about it (meaning it actually is your first choice)?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is it a bad idea to tell a callback they're your first choice if you're genuine about it (meaning it actually is your first choice)?


It's fine. Most likely, it won't make a difference either way in terms of an offer. Firms are use to hearing this (both sincerely and insincerely).

Even when you get an offer and you then choose not to take it, it probably doesn't make a difference (so long as you don't accept the offer and then renege).

That being said, personally, I would want to back it up if I said it was my first choice. The legal community is small and you don't want to be perceived as someone who says whatever is necessary to get a job.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:59 am

Has anyone heard from McGuire Woods (Richmond)?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:34 pm

bump

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:43 pm

Paul Hastings DC callbacks going out.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:54 pm

Weil NYC callbacks yet anyone? I'm hoping not

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:54 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Nah. When we get there I leave (though this rarely happens). It's more like I'll ask good canned questions, but not know the correct route to go after I get a response.


maybe you just need to plan your dialogue a few steps further.
a canned question gets a canned response. you likely already know more or less what the answer will be. at the very least, you know that there is a range of responses within which the interviewer's answer will probably fall. why not plan out how you'll respond to the interviewer's answer to your question?


That's what I'm planning to do. It's not usually that easy because I don't ask straightforward canned questions; I usually have a twist that brings out something I didn't know about the firm. Reacting on the fly to the new information in a way that sells them on me/my interest is where I'm messing up. But I think I could probably work harder at it. With only 2 CBS to go, for sure there's not much else I'm interested in at this point.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:05 pm

The hold pile --> callback phenomenon that careers services tried to sell me on is apparently not a myth.

Katten NY callback today. Went from 3 to 6 callbacks in the last 24 hours (all NYC). There is hope!

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby DallasCowboy » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:50 pm

call the NALPdirectory contact

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from McGuire Woods (Richmond)?


Got the ding in the mail today.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:08 pm

Any word from Dewey and LeBeoeuf DC?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:39 pm

Anyone know the offer rate for Skadden NYC?




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