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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Way below median

4 Preselects
2 Alternates

Actually pretty lucky I think


Market and WE?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:37 pm

PM61 wrote:Could someone who is freaking out (and has read the e-mails from career services re: continued entry of pre-selects/alternates) please explain to me why they are freaking out?


Because there would need to be an absolutely massive amount of delayed bids or bids that haven't trickled down yet in order for this to end well for the people median or lower.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:37 pm

Everyone was told to bid NY for safety. Pretty much everyone I knew was like "well I don't want NY, but I should throw a few bids there I guess," which absolutely killed the city. I'm glad I "sort of" saw this coming and threw in some DC bids even though I have no desire really to work there.

Let me tell you a story about some miners who found traveled to California because they heard their was gold...

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:39 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Dear 0Ls,

Don't go to UVa.

KTHNX.


Dear 0Ls,

If you go to UVa, work really hard to be top of your class. If you're lower than that, life won't be a magic carpet ride. Given the economy, not too surprising.


Funny.

In any case, I don't think the issue is a pre-conceived notion that there would be a magic carpet ride to the top. Everyone knows that it's hard out there. It's that people who seemingly got decent grades and appear to have bid appropriately on NYC are doing way below expectations.


I try! Glad you caught the sense of humor. Yeah, I totally agree with you. Is DC seeming easier this year? Seems like no one has really talked about striking out there, though maybe just because people don't bid there if they could. Anyone know? More specifically, anyone hear from Covington DC yet?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:43 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Way below median

4 Preselects
2 Alternates

Actually pretty lucky I think


Market and WE?


Preselects were 1 NY, 1 Philly, 2 DE
Alts were 1 NY, 1 DE

My work experience is not great, but my resume is interesting

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:More specifically, anyone hear from Covington DC yet?


I have a "Not invited" but I'm not sure if it's real or not. I don't think I've seen anyone with a pre-select there yet. What about Cleary DC?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:52 pm

Non-UVA poster here. Anyone out there bid heavily on CA? I'm curious if pre-selects were a slaughter there as well.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Dear 0Ls,

Don't go to UVa.

KTHNX.


Dear 0Ls,

If you go to UVa, work really hard to be top of your class. If you're lower than that, life won't be a magic carpet ride. Given the economy, not too surprising.


Funny.

In any case, I don't think the issue is a pre-conceived notion that there would be a magic carpet ride to the top. Everyone knows that it's hard out there. It's that people who seemingly got decent grades and appear to have bid appropriately on NYC are doing way below expectations.


I try! Glad you caught the sense of humor. Yeah, I totally agree with you. Is DC seeming easier this year? Seems like no one has really talked about striking out there, though maybe just because people don't bid there if they could. Anyone know? More specifically, anyone hear from Covington DC yet?


Haven't heard from Covington yet, but did extremely well in DC so far (top 10% + WE)

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Non-UVA poster here. Anyone out there bid heavily on CA? I'm curious if pre-selects were a slaughter there as well.



3.37 1alt/21 bids

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby bgdddymtty » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Non-UVA poster here. Anyone out there bid heavily on CA? I'm curious if pre-selects were a slaughter there as well.
There's no "were." How many different ways can the rational folks in here say this? The process isn't finished yet.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Non-UVA poster here. Anyone out there bid heavily on CA? I'm curious if pre-selects were a slaughter there as well.


I'm top 20%, threw them 8 bids, got back 2 preselects and an alternate. I did better at the bigger firms, obviously. I would also like to emphasize, as others have, that the process is likely incomplete.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:04 pm

the process isn't done but it has certainly begun and a lot of stuff is out. so even though everyone knows more movement is gonna come, if you're one of the people sitting here with 0-5 preselects, its probably not comforting.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:15 pm

I agree in general that things will naturally resolve themselves to some extent as the people at the very top are forced to decline preselects, however, the insistence that things are going to do a 180 because KD told you not to panic is wishful thinking. Pretty sure NYC got overbid, but that's just my first impression.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby bgdddymtty » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:the process isn't done but it has certainly begun and a lot of stuff is out. so even though everyone knows more movement is gonna come, if you're one of the people sitting here with 0-5 preselects, its probably not comforting.
Define "a lot." There were nearly 600(!) offices that signed up to come to OGI. Based on information in this thread, we currently know about less than 100 of them.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:19 pm

bgdddymtty wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:the process isn't done but it has certainly begun and a lot of stuff is out. so even though everyone knows more movement is gonna come, if you're one of the people sitting here with 0-5 preselects, its probably not comforting.
Define "a lot." There were nearly 600(!) offices that signed up to come to OGI. Based on information in this thread, we currently know about less than 100 of them.


If this is true then that is comforting. But how do you figure those numbers?

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:22 pm

Just picked up an alternate from Cleary DC. Still no news on Covington here.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:24 pm

I think that number is entirely false. <100? People have heard from well over 40 DC and 40 NY alone. Not to throw in some of the Texas, ATL, Richmond, etc. firms. Even if those results are incomplete, a lot of results ar eout.

I would estimate that much closer to 2/3 of the preselects that will be coming have already come (ignoring the alternates that will turn to preselects after this round). Given the fact that people have received well over 20+ in NY and DC already, it seems correct to me.

<100 out of 600 is entirely wishful thinking.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:48 pm

People who think there is going to be a turn around are fooling themselves. Things are absurdly bad.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:50 pm

I just had another secondary market preselect show up; not even sure the firm pays secondary market rate though.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby UVA2013 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:52 pm

How many alternates does a firm have? And do they rank their alternates or is it lottery-ish for giving alternates interviews?

Also, slightly below median here and 9 preselects, 7 alternates. Bid all southern markets.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:54 pm

Not at UVA student. This seems like a NYC bloodbath. Should I change some of my NYC bids to DC??? EEK!

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:People who think there is going to be a turn around are fooling themselves. Things are absurdly bad.


LOL. There already has been a turnaround. Absurdly bad was two years ago. This is just bad.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:57 pm

Medianish

Just picked up an alt from Gibson dunn ny

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:59 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:People who think there is going to be a turn around are fooling themselves. Things are absurdly bad.


LOL. There already has been a turnaround. Absurdly bad was two years ago. This is just bad.


Check the 2009 Thread. This is way worse than it was then.

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Re: UVa OGI 2011 thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Medianish

Just picked up an alt from Gibson dunn ny


This is the sort of thing I like to hear. People had already gotten GDC NY, and more GDC NY results are still trickling in. Let's stay off the edge until Monday, folks.




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