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Postby shadow. » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:41 pm

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Re: Pre-OCI Mailings when almost all firms are coming to OCI?

Postby kaiser » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:44 pm

By only mailing the firms/offices that are NOT coming to your OCI. Simple enough.

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Re: Pre-OCI Mailings when almost all firms are coming to OCI?

Postby Kronk » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:45 pm

shadow. wrote:I'm at GULC and it seems like almost all of the V100 firms will be attending OCI. Certainly almost all of the DC/NY firms, the cities in which I'm primarily interested.

I finished a bit better than top 10%, so I wasn't planning on sending out hundreds of apps, but the advice that I keep reading on here is not to rely solely on OCI. I also have read not to mail firms coming to OCI. How do I reconcile this advice?

Thanks for any thoughts/suggestions/advice!


+1 to kaiser. Look for firms that either aren't coming or are outside the V100 but still pay what you want and practice what you want and go from there.

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Re: Pre-OCI Mailings when almost all firms are coming to OCI?

Postby shadow. » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:47 pm

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Re: Pre-OCI Mailings when almost all firms are coming to OCI?

Postby UVAHoo2013 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:43 pm

should mailings be done via e-mail or regular mail?

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Re: Pre-OCI Mailings when almost all firms are coming to OCI?

Postby kaiser » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:44 pm

UVAHoo2013 wrote:should mailings be done via e-mail or regular mail?


Email. Almost every firm lists out the proper contact with email address on their website.

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Re: Pre-OCI Mailings when almost all firms are coming to OCI?

Postby KeepitKind » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:54 pm

Email. Almost every firm lists out the proper contact with email address on their website.


is this credited? firms list the proper contact with a mailing address, as well.

my cover letter + resume look better when deliverd in an envelope ...

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Re: Pre-OCI Mailings when almost all firms are coming to OCI?

Postby kaiser » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:57 pm

KeepitKind wrote:
Email. Almost every firm lists out the proper contact with email address on their website.


is this credited? firms list the proper contact with a mailing address, as well.

my cover letter + resume look better when deliverd in an enevelope ...


Every single recruiter I've ever asked recommended electronic. They said they love saving some paper, ensuring that the apps are stored electronically, saving space, etc. A mailroom full of hard copy applications would be pretty inconvenient for them.

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Re: Pre-OCI Mailings when almost all firms are coming to OCI?

Postby KeepitKind » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:00 pm

thank u Kaiser for your input, and your reasoning makes good sense... but i'm kinda waiting for The Sea Locust to chime in on this one..

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Re: Pre-OCI Mailings when almost all firms are coming to OCI?

Postby Kronk » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:12 pm

They often have their preference on their website. I would look there. I have never seen the preference not be email.

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Re: Pre-OCI Mailings when almost all firms are coming to OCI?

Postby Sup Kid » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:19 am

shadow. wrote:I'm at GULC...I finished a bit better than top 10%

Unless you are completely horrible at interviewing, you will get a job through OCI, even ITE. Spend the time now learning more about all the different firms, so when you have 6-8 interviews/day, then back-to-back callbacks, you won't have to stress as much about learning some talking points for the interviews. Plus, it'll be helpful once you receive offers and are trying to determine where to go.

Note: I realize this goes against the TLS attitude of "no one is safe!! impossible to get jobs!!" but really, top-10% at a T14 gets offers. No need to mass mail.




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