Offer rates: callbacks through mass mail vs. OCI

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Offer rates: callbacks through mass mail vs. OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:50 pm

Are there any known differences between the offer rates for a normal callback via OCI vs. one obtained through mass mailing? I know this probably varies by firm, but in general is there really any difference?

Also, why do firms even use mass mailing to begin with? It seems as if they could fill their class easily with OCI.

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Re: Offer rates: callbacks through mass mail vs. OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:37 pm

There's no difference.

It's really difficult to get an interview through mass mailing because it is so easy for firms to just use OCI. But, once they've met you and you have your foot in the door, it doesn't make any difference how you got there.

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Re: Offer rates: callbacks through mass mail vs. OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:14 am

If that's true, then why do firms call people back using mass mailing at all? Surely they can get more than enough qualified candidates through OCI, especially Vault ranked NYC firms.

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Re: Offer rates: callbacks through mass mail vs. OCI

Postby sunynp » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:20 am

Anonymous User wrote:If that's true, then why do firms call people back using mass mailing at all? Surely they can get more than enough qualified candidates through OCI, especially Vault ranked NYC firms.


Because even Vault ranked NYC firms can't do OCI everywhere. They don't want to lose out on great candidates just because they don't do OCI at the school. They have to look at mass mailed stuff to make sure they don't miss a great student they would otherwise have not seen. Even Vault ranked NYC firms want a varied class that is not just filled with students from local schools. They may have a preference for a top student at another school over a median or lower student at a school where they go for OCI.

Also they may have liked a student from a school where they do go for OCI, but because of the lottery or lack of interview slots, not have been able to see that person at OCI.




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