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SEMJF & OCI same firms

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:59 am

Just got the interview preselects back from SEMJF, and while I did get some Atlanta firms, I only had 2 Texas firms (and none of the big ones). So my question is, if I didn't get invited for an interview with the TX firm at the job fair, should I even bother bidding on them during OCI? I'm not sure if the evaluation criteria they use are the same for the two events, and my GPA increased dramatically since I submitted my apps for SEMJF (which included only fall grades). Basically, I went from bottom 40% of the class at UT and will be around top 1/3 by the time OCI rolls around.

Thoughts? People with prior experience?

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Re: SEMJF & OCI same firms

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:13 am

Yes, apply again. Firms will have different criteria between the job fairs, and you have a different set of credentials.

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Re: SEMJF & OCI same firms

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:37 am

Different but related question: What happens if you bid the same firm in a diversity fair and OCI, do not find out the results until both are due, get an interview/callback with a firm through a diversity fair, and get an interview with the same firm at OCI. Does Career Services allow you to cancel that interview? I will talk to them later in the week, but I wanted to know if people had experience with this, since we are only allowed to cancel "for emergencies." Also, does getting an offer, count as an "emergency"? If I have an offer going into OCI, I do not want to waste interviews for myself or classmates.

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Re: SEMJF & OCI same firms

Postby Aston2412 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:Different but related question: What happens if you bid the same firm in a diversity fair and OCI, do not find out the results until both are due, get an interview/callback with a firm through a diversity fair, and get an interview with the same firm at OCI. Does Career Services allow you to cancel that interview? I will talk to them later in the week, but I wanted to know if people had experience with this, since we are only allowed to cancel "for emergencies." Also, does getting an offer, count as an "emergency"? If I have an offer going into OCI, I do not want to waste interviews for myself or classmates.



Accepting an offer excuses you from your other interviews. At least at GW.




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