Which markets generally require ties?

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Re: Which markets generally require ties?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For any Bay Area experts, how is this for ties?:

1) Interest in tech/cyber/IP (no IP background though)--currently work for a consulting group that helps Bay Area tech companies sell into the government space

2) Couple of business trips to our up-start office in San Fran

3) Family in San Diego (Uncle); numerous trips to visit them

4) Considered Cali schools for undergrad (USD, UCSB, UCLA) and had some walk-on offers there

5) Generally like the area


Just a word of advice from a Bay Area resident: Californians think of the north and south as almost two different states. So for instance if you're trying to convince a firm in San Francisco that you're committed to working there because you have family in San Diego (which is 8 hours south), they might wonder why you're not applying to a Los Angeles or San Diego office. If you think about it geographically, it's almost the same thing as telling a D.C. firm that your uncle in Jacksonville, Florida is a local connection.

(Anonymous because I'm not attending a CA school so my connection to SF would out me to classmates)


Yeah, I know. That's my concern. I want SF but can't do any better than that...

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Re: Which markets generally require ties?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:32 pm

What about someone who went to undergrad in LA and worked in LA for 4 years who is interested in the Bay Area? I want to be in the Bay Area because I am interested in work that is concentrated in the area (VC/PE, start ups, etc.) and because I prefer SF to LA. I also have some family in the Bay Area (not parents/siblings). Are these ties enough?




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