UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:53 am

Anonymous User wrote:But I do think I am a very good interviewer and objectively good looking imho


Objectively good looking indeed. Who could look at this face and not give out a callback?
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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:So what you're saying, as somebody with three V10 offers, no work experience, and no diversity status, and who is below median, is that people bid too aggressively? Something tells me you're full of shit, man. And I have asked around. Nobody I know with around your grades and who doesn't have diversity status/terrific work experience is getting any V10 offers regardless of looks/interview skills.


I don't think this person is necessarily lying. I did pretty well with callbacks, roughly 33% success rate (including V10) with no urm, median-ish grades, for a competitive market. WE, but nothing out of the ordinary. No hard science.

Regarding the whole nobody-you-know thing...while some people shout about their callbacks from the rooftops, there are others of us that try not to shove successes in others' faces.

EDIT: However, I do disagree with that guy about the whole bidding too aggressively thing. If you have a shot at a great firm that you like, then go for it. It may seem like some people are striking out, but remember that CBs are still waiting to trickle down the waitlists at all the firms. And it doesn't matter if you're the first one to get a CB or the last, if you end up at the same firm, you're doing the same shit for the same money.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:46 am

OP here. I haven't been posting, and I'm not here to doubt people's stories. I'm just interested in GPAs and what people think got them the V10 NY callback if their grades are not very high.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:18 am

I agree with the person who said some firms are friendly towards people with good personalities. Bidding in competitive market with no WE, grades just above median, three V10 CB, three V20, and three others (all V100).

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:19 am

Anonymous User wrote:I agree with the person who said some firms are friendly towards people with good personalities. Bidding in competitive market with no WE, grades just above median, three V10 CB, three V20, and three others (all V100).


This is TCR.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:30 am

Here it comes. A repeat of last year's "You're not enough of a bro!" debate.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:37 am

People also grossly underestimate the power of networking. At every single firm where I had solidified a contact within the firm, callback.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:43 am

lets see if we can get a run-down of how oci went for folks as things are rolling in

appx gpa
#screeners
market
#CB

ill go:

slightly below median
about 20
two markets
7

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:43 am

appx gpa
#screeners
market
#CB

Significantly below median
about 26
2 markets, 1 primary & 1 secondary
10 CBs

I think the earlier comment that emphasized the value of having connections at the firm is absolutely true, especially when those contacts are partners.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:46 am

Okay, I'll be brave for others (if any) in my position:

Hair above median
15<x<20
One market
0....

Wondering what was the kiss of death for my OCI experience. But still not dinged anywhere with a "big class," so maybe I'm just blah.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:49 am

Anonymous User wrote:lets see if we can get a run-down of how oci went for folks as things are rolling in

appx gpa
#screeners
market
#CB

ill go:

slightly below median
about 20
two markets
7


around top third (but Law Review)
20-25 screeners
one market
one callback, four rejections

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:50 am

Anonymous User wrote:Okay, I'll be brave for others (if any) in my position:

Hair above median
15<x<20
One market
0....

Wondering what was the kiss of death for my OCI experience. But still not dinged anywhere with a "big class," so maybe I'm just blah.


You're not alone.

Above Median
20+ screeners
Two markets
Zero callbacks

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby chicago13 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:54 am

About median
Around 20
Chicago & hometown
2 callbacks at firms with bad cb:offer ratios
7 rejections

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Okay, I'll be brave for others (if any) in my position:

Hair above median
15<x<20
One market
0....

Wondering what was the kiss of death for my OCI experience. But still not dinged anywhere with a "big class," so maybe I'm just blah.


You're not alone.

Above Median
20+ screeners
Two markets
Zero callbacks


Let's go with the OCS mantra "no news is good news" - it may actually turn out to be true.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby ManyaMabika » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:05 am

176
About 25
Two markets, Chicago and NY
2 callbacks, 4 rejections

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:27 am

Does anyone have cb:offer ratios for Williams & Connolly and/or Gibson Dunn DC?

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:51 am

176 something
About 30
Four markets
10+ callbacks

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:05 pm

I'm assuming transfers aren't welcome to participate in this exercise? haha.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:17 pm

I saw some rumblings about Gibson DC---they are out, correct?

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:19 pm

A few calls went out on Friday for Gibson DC.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:34 pm

Ah well! So it goes.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:50 pm

So it does seem like the median and slightly below median people are doing quite well based on the anecdotal sample. Also for the few posters slightly above or top 1/3 LR that have only 1 or a few CB's, what were the markets that you have been interviewing in?

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:53 pm

~176
Chi only
74+ callbacks


BS on all of you.

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby California Babe » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:~176
Chi only
74+ callbacks


BS on all of you.


How would you rate your personality on a scale of 1–10

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Re: UChicago 2011 OCI Discussion and Results

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:56 pm

California Babe wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:~176
Chi only
74+ callbacks


BS on all of you.


How would you rate your personality on a scale of 1–10


and are you objectively good looking? how much do you bench press? these are the things we need to know.




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