Anonymous User wrote:My Search is over.
T20 (not in Cal)-urm-(top50%,journal)-5yrWE-externship w/ Court-pretty face
Did not participate in my school's OCI because I want to be in N.Cal or CHI and OCI won't get me there.
McDonnell, CHI (callback)
Cooley, SF (snail ding)
Fish & Richardson, SilVal (offer - telephone - 8/16)
Banner & Whitcoff, CHI
Bay Area Diversity Fair:
Bryan Cave, SF
MoFo, SF (email ding)
Fenwick & West, SF (offer - telephone - 8/16)
Cook County Diversity Fair:
Husch Blackwell, CHI
Perkins Coie, SF (email ding)
Had more interviews coming up, but canceled them in light of these offers.
The ones I didn't hear from might be snail mail dings that went to my school address. Who knows, who cares?
I attribute my success to just being a real person that people can get along with. Honestly I would only prepare for about 15 min per interview because I took the approach of getting to know the people and being very relaxed when talking to them. Before my whole cycle started, i crafted my story and had answers to the obv. questions. From there it was just a couple things about the firm that caught my eye, taking a real interest in the interviewers and being just being a person they can get on with.
This is encouraging =)