Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:i was on this boat a few weeks ago. i hope you kids aren't just waiting around. i struck out at oci and got a v20 outside of it by hustling...mass mailing, contacting alums at those firms, following up, etc. i just got 2 requests for interviews as of yesterday for nyc firms. it's late, but not over. keep moving.
School? Grades? What did you say in your emails to alumni? Did you outright request their help to get you an interview in your initial communication?
t6, mediocre grades, apparently a horrible interviewer (i also went to career services, by the way, to go over some of my stock answers--i would recommend doing this before you go on more interviews). i think the alumni contact is crucial, though. recruiting may not listen to your calls and emails, but they will usually listen if someone within the firm flags your materials (especially a partner). as for what i said to the alumni...i didn't outright ask them to help me get an interview, but rather framed it as "asking for advice." that is...i'm interested pursuing a position at your firm, i submitted my materials, still haven't heard back, would appreciate your advice on my situation, etc. they'll get it, and if they want to help, they'll put your materials thru to recruiting again.