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Minority fair int v. School/OCI int

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:48 pm

I am around the class median at a school ranked between 20 and 30. Also on Moot Court but not sure how much that matters to firms. I have somehow gotten around 15 interviews through a couple minority job fairs (definitely a huge surprise to me). I feel safe in guessing that I would not have gotten even a third of these strictly through my school’s on campus recruiting. (The firms are mostly NLJ250 with a few V100s in there as well).

Short of absolutely killing it at the interviews, do I actually have a chance at any of these? Or will my GPA essentially torpedo any chance I have at any of these positions before I even face employers? I guess I’m wondering what kind of footing I am on- feel dubious about my chances since it seems way easier to get interviews at the minority fairs. Thanks for the advice (and please be candid- I’m going to give my best shot at these interviews regardless, I just legitimately am questioning if I have a chance to make it work).

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Re: Minority fair int v. School/OCI int

Postby Doritos » Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:49 pm

They are taking time to interview you right? That's half the battle. No one can say with certitude if the GPA will kill it for you. Being a minority makes you, and the process of hiring you, a hard to read black box. Probably depends on the firm, but if they are interviewing you I sell yourself like crazy, rehearse your answers, be so incredibly charming, and all that jazz. Thats really all you can do. And pray. Pray to whatever it is you call a God.

Good luck friend.

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Re: Minority fair int v. School/OCI int

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:29 am

I'm in similar boat here. I'm excited but also think that they are trying to fill some quota.

However, I plan on rehearsing like crazy and killing it. The way I see it, I have nothing to lose!

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Re: Minority fair int v. School/OCI int

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:30 am

You know how many people apply to these things? They are not just making random selections out of a hat. It's everyone's fair game.




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