Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby gibby » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:19 pm

Anyone hear back from Shearman and Quinn from their friday interviews yet?

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:20 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:anymore call backs? Anyone have info on Baker & McKenzie?
Already mentioned before but Blank Rome call backs made


CB from Cadwalader today.


which interviewer did you have for Cadwalder?

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:05 pm

Anyone hear from Friday's interviews with Ropes, Shearman, or Davis Polk?

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:08 pm

Cadwalader callbacks are still being made. Some interviewers made them earlier this morning but John Moehringer is just making his now around 4pm.

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:33 pm

Callbacks were sent out snail mail from Hahn and Hessen and Lowenstein Sandler.

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:01 pm

Anyone hear from either O'Melveny or Shearman?

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:13 pm

more dewey cb's were also made today

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:33 pm

Anyone hear from jones day already? Lol just wondering

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:56 pm

Did anyone who interviewed with Kaye Scholer today happen to ask about their timeline for callbacks?

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:57 pm

I heard some people have been getting both dings and CBs from O'Melveny. Not sure who the interviewer was though.

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I heard some people have been getting both dings and CBs from O'Melveny. Not sure who the interviewer was though.


Was this today/tonight?

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:10 pm

I'm the anonymous poster from above. Some were this morning, I heard.

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did anyone who interviewed with Kaye Scholer today happen to ask about their timeline for callbacks?


I didn't ask, but interviewer offered that callback decisions would be made in 2-3 days.

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:13 pm

anyone else get a high number of screeners, but low rate of CBs?
im not even that bad of an interviewer...unless i just don't know it.
getting kind of worried over here.

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Did anyone who interviewed with Kaye Scholer today happen to ask about their timeline for callbacks?


I didn't ask, but interviewer offered that callback decisions would be made in 2-3 days.


thank you for the info!

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Callbacks were sent out snail mail from Hahn and Hessen and Lowenstein Sandler.


Thanks for this! I wasn't even planning on checking my mail today, but thanks to you I walked out to a mailbox with a CB sitting in it!

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone else get a high number of screeners, but low rate of CBs?
im not even that bad of an interviewer...unless i just don't know it.
getting kind of worried over here.


YES. So far 12 screeners, 3 cbs. I always walked out of the interviews thinking I nailed them, but for some reason 9 people didn't agree with me. A few more screeners left, but I really don't know what I'm doing wrong over here.

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:29 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:anyone else get a high number of screeners, but low rate of CBs?
im not even that bad of an interviewer...unless i just don't know it.
getting kind of worried over here.


YES. So far 12 screeners, 3 cbs. I always walked out of the interviews thinking I nailed them, but for some reason 9 people didn't agree with me. A few more screeners left, but I really don't know what I'm doing wrong over here.

anon poster you quoted here. did you get dings?
i heard from three too, and all silence.
really irritating me. don't know what I'm doing wrong.

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby kmen » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:anyone else get a high number of screeners, but low rate of CBs?
im not even that bad of an interviewer...unless i just don't know it.
getting kind of worried over here.


YES. So far 12 screeners, 3 cbs. I always walked out of the interviews thinking I nailed them, but for some reason 9 people didn't agree with me. A few more screeners left, but I really don't know what I'm doing wrong over here.

anon poster you quoted here. did you get dings?
i heard from three too, and all silence.
really irritating me. don't know what I'm doing wrong.


Is a one quarter ratio bad? It doesn't seem bad to me and certainly not alarmingly so. What ratio would you consider to be good?

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:57 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:anyone else get a high number of screeners, but low rate of CBs?
im not even that bad of an interviewer...unless i just don't know it.
getting kind of worried over here.


YES. So far 12 screeners, 3 cbs. I always walked out of the interviews thinking I nailed them, but for some reason 9 people didn't agree with me. A few more screeners left, but I really don't know what I'm doing wrong over here.


Some firms take longer (sometimes a week or more) to give out callbacks, so don't automatically assume 9 people didn't agree unless they directly dinged you.

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:07 pm

kmen wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:anyone else get a high number of screeners, but low rate of CBs?
im not even that bad of an interviewer...unless i just don't know it.
getting kind of worried over here.


YES. So far 12 screeners, 3 cbs. I always walked out of the interviews thinking I nailed them, but for some reason 9 people didn't agree with me. A few more screeners left, but I really don't know what I'm doing wrong over here.

anon poster you quoted here. did you get dings?
i heard from three too, and all silence.
really irritating me. don't know what I'm doing wrong.


Is a one quarter ratio bad? It doesn't seem bad to me and certainly not alarmingly so. What ratio would you consider to be good?


It's just a blow to one's ego to walk out of a room feeling like you made a connection, and then having the interviewer essentially disagree when it comes time to issue callbacks. I haven't heard from the others, but I assume at least a few of them are dings since some of the interviews were as long ago as last Wednesday and I see on here that they have issued callbacks to others.

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:anyone else get a high number of screeners, but low rate of CBs?
im not even that bad of an interviewer...unless i just don't know it.
getting kind of worried over here.


YES. So far 12 screeners, 3 cbs. I always walked out of the interviews thinking I nailed them, but for some reason 9 people didn't agree with me. A few more screeners left, but I really don't know what I'm doing wrong over here.


Does the 12 screeners count today's interviews? And that is a perfectly solid ratio I think that many others would love to have.

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:anyone else get a high number of screeners, but low rate of CBs?
im not even that bad of an interviewer...unless i just don't know it.
getting kind of worried over here.


YES. So far 12 screeners, 3 cbs. I always walked out of the interviews thinking I nailed them, but for some reason 9 people didn't agree with me. A few more screeners left, but I really don't know what I'm doing wrong over here.


Does the 12 screeners count today's interviews? And that is a perfectly solid ratio I think that many others would love to have.


agreed. hopefully you dont bitch like this about it in real life, because your friends will start to hate you if they dont already. most of the class has 5-6 interviews total and will be lucky (and grateful) to get 1 or 2 cb's out of it. just because you have a lot of screeners doesnt mean you're entitled to an equally high proportion of callbacks - its just not the nature of the process. you dont click with everyone you interview with, or dont zero in on a particular trait theyre looking for. i understand that its a demoralizing process, but there is really nothing to complain about here if you look at the big picture. plus some firms i interviewed with on wednesday only contacted me today - these places don't make all calls in one big wave within 24-48 hours. so just be patient and be grateful that you are in a position that most of the class would kill to be in.

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:agreed. hopefully you dont bitch like this about it in real life


Don't worry, I reserve all my whining for TLS! I think I came off the wrong way- I had a hard weekend since I hadn't heard anything at all until late Sunday while I watched this forum as people were getting callbacks from all the firms I interviewed with. Now that I've gotten a few CB I'm not upset at all, but I was just agreeing with the original poster about how you can walk out of an interview feeling like you hit it off but be completely wrong about it.

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Re: Fordham OCI Thread 2011 -- All We Need Is One

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:34 pm

Got a CB from Ropes (Thursday interview) on Sunday. Nothing from Davis Polk or Quinn (Friday interviews).




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