romothesavior wrote:LurkerNoMore wrote:If you are at a school where it is unlikely that you will get many firms out of OCI, you should contact them early. But, so you don't look like an idiot who doesn't know that they are coming to OCI, you should let them know that you are bidding on them.
If you are likely to get an interview slot at OCI OR if your OCI interview list comes out early, you can skip this and just wait to see if you got a slot.
What I mean is, what should I say if I do this? It just seems bizarre to randomly contact the firm and say "Hey I'm bidding on you." I'm all for networking and I do it more than most other law students, but I'm not sure how to go about doing this, or even if I should.
Yeah, I was actually thinking of a pretty narrow set of circumstance, and didn't realize that GW was all pre-select.
If you are at a school where OCI slots are done by bidding and you don't get the results of bidding until late, you might not want to wait to send out your resume/cover letter to firms those firms. If you are bidding on the firm, you can mention that in the intro email or cover letter -- something to the effect that you are hoping to get an interview slot during OCI, but still are interested in interviewing with them at their convenience.