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Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:23 pm

CB the week of Sept. 12th. Am I basically screwed because its too late in the process?

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby kaiser » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:28 pm

Dude, there are a million threads on this topic. No, mid-September is not too late. If you have a choice, obviously just schedule the earliest you can. But don't for one second think that you are at a disadvantage if you interview in mid-September.

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby ruski » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:29 pm

doubtful. this firm is ridiculously picky since they only take a few interns. they pretty much invite everyone for a callback. they are extremely slow to get back to people. not only do they extend a callback to most candidates, but they then waitlist most callbacks. they seem to have some type of rolling process, whereas they make a few offers than wait for them to be accepted/rejected before moving on. i guess this is the only way they can do it since they take so few people that estimating yield is just too hard so they don't reject people off the bat.

there is a thread about them from last season about their inablity to make a final decision on several people, even when told about expiring offers from other firms. they just are really slow so be prepared to wait

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:36 pm

kaiser wrote:Dude, there are a million threads on this topic. No, mid-September is not too late. If you have a choice, obviously just schedule the earliest you can. But don't for one second think that you are at a disadvantage if you interview in mid-September.


Fair point, guess I just needed the reassurance. Appreciate the input.
ruski wrote:doubtful. this firm is ridiculously picky since they only take a few interns. they pretty much invite everyone for a callback. they are extremely slow to get back to people. not only do they extend a callback to most candidates, but they then waitlist most callbacks. they seem to have some type of rolling process, whereas they make a few offers than wait for them to be accepted/rejected before moving on. i guess this is the only way they can do it since they take so few people that estimating yield is just too hard so they don't reject people off the bat.

there is a thread about them from last season about their inablity to make a final decision on several people, even when told about expiring offers from other firms. they just are really slow so be prepared to wait



this is also something I didn't know. Guess I really need to do my homework. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:15 pm

And we're now reaching the middle of September, so any movement here?

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:34 pm

Got a rejection letter after doing an in office screener

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:And we're now reaching the middle of September, so any movement here?


I had my CB mid-August. Haven't heard from them since, but I'm expecting a ding. The CB didn't go well.

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:And we're now reaching the middle of September, so any movement here?


I had my CB mid-August. Haven't heard from them since, but I'm expecting a ding. The CB didn't go well.



OP here, had my CB last week. She said they were doing offers on a rolling basis, but wouldn't be making decisions again until they finished this set of CB's which was gona go another two weeks.

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:48 pm

Former summer associate noted that it may take anywhere from one week to three weeks to hear back.

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:54 pm

Just curious what people's interests are with S&K? A certain practice area, or the fact that it could be labeled a "lifestyle" firm?

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:56 pm

I interviewed with them in mid august and when I followed up approx 3 weeks later they told me it would be 2 more weeks for a decision

I withdrew shortly after

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:08 pm

Had my CB early last week. I was told it would be anywhere between 3-5 weeks as they are waiting to get through most callbacks but to keep them aware of any other offers. I got the sense they draw out the process to get a better sense of which candidates are truly interested and will likely accept by the time offers are made. I liked the attorneys I met a lot but the wating game is definitely not fun.

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:09 pm

how about i received an e-mail end of july in response to my masss mail that i would have an in-office screener, never heard from them, followed up twice, been ignored since.

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:55 pm

received callback ding via snail mail!

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:received callback ding via snail mail!


Sorry to hear that- when was your CB if you don't mind sharing?

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:received callback ding via snail mail!


Sorry to hear that- when was your CB if you don't mind sharing?


The week of Sept. 5, so about 2 weeks.

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:15 pm

Rejected today via snail mail after a callback early last week. I thought it went great and really liked the firm. They had said it would be at least 3 weeks before they made more decisions so I guess they really didn't like me.

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:09 pm

Snail mail ding today. CB was late August.

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:09 pm

I thought my callback went really well also, even one of last year's summers thought I was going to get an offer. Maybe I should have scheduled the callback earlier.

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:16 pm

Has anyone heard anything recently? I'm still waiting...had a callback late Aug

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard anything recently? I'm still waiting...had a callback late Aug



anybody?

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Re: Seward & Kissel NY

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:09 am

Callback mid September, offer last week. I loved the firm but due to circumstances won't be taking the offer. Good luck to you all!




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