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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:00 pm

In y'all's experience, how much does (significant) WE factor into preselects/callbacks/offers? (And please don't respond with "Positively.")

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Morgan12Oak » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:06 pm

From what I’ve heard… strong work experience is a boost because it shows maturity, finance work experience is a boost+

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:In y'all's experience, how much does (significant) WE factor into preselects/callbacks/offers? (And please don't respond with "Positively.")


Hopefully not too much, because I've got very little in the way of professional WE and it's making my palms a little sweaty.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Cavalier » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:In y'all's experience, how much does (significant) WE factor into preselects/callbacks/offers? (And please don't respond with "Positively.")

It's definitely a strong plus factor. People with significant work experienced tended to do better at OGI, not only because it's one of the few things besides grades and Law Review that can distinguish a student, but also because people with work experience generally appear more serious and mature. Make sure you're able to discuss your previous career and why you left it for law school.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby thesealocust » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:In y'all's experience, how much does (significant) WE factor into preselects/callbacks/offers? (And please don't respond with "Positively.")


WE is a massive, enormous, huge, gigantic plus. People with WE did better than number would suggest and people without did worse. After OGI I honestly felt slightly foolish for going straight through with no prior WE, the boost that other saw and detriment youngbloods like me saw was so pronounced.


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showNprove wrote:Unless there are less firms coming this year than last, you all are very much underestimating your pre-selects...unless you bid heavily on DC...unless you're in the Top 10% of your class, in which case DC is fine.

Then again, I guess it's good to not get your hopes up, just in case. But don't be surprised if your 3.5, all NYC bids nets you more than 20 pre-selects.


RVP, Cavalier, TheSeaLocust, etc care to weigh in on this?


I don't believe guessing at pre-select receipt is a meaningful exercise. It changes massively between years, markets, candidates, etc.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:13 pm

thesealocust wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:In y'all's experience, how much does (significant) WE factor into preselects/callbacks/offers? (And please don't respond with "Positively.")


WE is a massive, enormous, huge, gigantic plus. People with WE did better than number would suggest and people without did worse. After OGI I honestly felt slightly foolish for going straight through with no prior WE, the boost that other saw and detriment youngbloods like me saw was so pronounced.


Anonymous User wrote:
showNprove wrote:Unless there are less firms coming this year than last, you all are very much underestimating your pre-selects...unless you bid heavily on DC...unless you're in the Top 10% of your class, in which case DC is fine.

Then again, I guess it's good to not get your hopes up, just in case. But don't be surprised if your 3.5, all NYC bids nets you more than 20 pre-selects.


RVP, Cavalier, TheSeaLocust, etc care to weigh in on this?


I don't believe guessing at pre-select receipt is a meaningful exercise. It changes massively between years, markets, candidates, etc.



It wasn't so much of a guess as a "yea that seems right, but who knows type thing" but whateves.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:09 pm

Do the magic circle firms care about having international experience?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:56 am

how much will pitching in college help my number of preselects? (top 20-25%, NYC)

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:59 am

Anonymous User wrote:how much will pitching in college help my number of preselects? (top 20-25%, NYC)


Lol

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:how much will pitching in college help my number of preselects? (top 20-25%, NYC)

It won't. As an associate you will need to learn how to bend over and take it catch.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby barry » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:20 pm

Cavalier wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:In y'all's experience, how much does (significant) WE factor into preselects/callbacks/offers? (And please don't respond with "Positively.")



Does having some WE even if it isnt very impressive help at all, will I be a little less pwned than if I had went straight through?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby PM61 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:34 pm

barry wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:In y'all's experience, how much does (significant) WE factor into preselects/callbacks/offers? (And please don't respond with "Positively.")



Does having some WE even if it isnt very impressive help at all, will I be a little less pwned than if I had went straight through?


Sure.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:05 pm

barry wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:In y'all's experience, how much does (significant) WE factor into preselects/callbacks/offers? (And please don't respond with "Positively.")



Does having some WE even if it isnt very impressive help at all, will I be a little less pwned than if I had went straight through?


Yes. When people talk of the WE boost, it comes mostly from not being 23. Any relevance or substance is a cherry on top.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Doritos » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:08 pm

thesealocust wrote:
barry wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:In y'all's experience, how much does (significant) WE factor into preselects/callbacks/offers? (And please don't respond with "Positively.")



Does having some WE even if it isnt very impressive help at all, will I be a little less pwned than if I had went straight through?


Yes. When people talk of the WE boost, it comes mostly from not being 23. Any relevance or substance is a cherry on top.


Good thing I spent 5 years post-undergrad living in my mom's basement and selling my World of Warcraft plunder on Ebay.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby dailygrind » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:26 pm

Self-starter. A true entrepreneur.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:02 pm

thesealocust wrote:
barry wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:In y'all's experience, how much does (significant) WE factor into preselects/callbacks/offers? (And please don't respond with "Positively.")



Does having some WE even if it isnt very impressive help at all, will I be a little less pwned than if I had went straight through?


Yes. When people talk of the WE boost, it comes mostly from not being 23. Any relevance or substance is a cherry on top.


To be fair, most 23 year olds are pure shit.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:03 pm

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:To be fair, most 23 year olds are pure shit.


Acclaimed.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby oneforship » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:35 am

less than 48 hours . . .

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby wackjickham » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:39 pm

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:To be fair, most 23 year olds are pure shit.


Sounds fair

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Cavalier » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:45 pm

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:To be fair, most 23 year olds are pure shit.

:x

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:52 pm

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:To be fair, most 23 year olds are pure shit.


Yes, yes we are...

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby bgdddymtty » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:17 pm

Career Services wrote:Please be advised that Skadden Arps has decided not to interview on campus for their Houston office this year. Thus, your bid for that office has been cancelled and your other bids will be consolidated and move up one at the time of schedling.
What? My #50 bid goes down the tubes, just like that? I feel so wronged.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:31 pm

bgdddymtty wrote:
Career Services wrote:Please be advised that Skadden Arps has decided not to interview on campus for their Houston office this year. Thus, your bid for that office has been cancelled and your other bids will be consolidated and move up one at the time of schedling.
What? My #50 bid goes down the tubes, just like that? I feel so wronged.

badwithpseudonyms wrote:As an associate you will need to learn how to bend over and take it catch.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:04 pm

Anyone think that a federal government default might affect firm hiring? I'm concerned we're about to live through another 2008. What are the odds?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby bgdddymtty » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone think that a federal government default might affect firm hiring? I'm concerned we're about to live through another 2008. What are the odds?
Zero. Seriously.




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