Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Class of 2014 needs to look at the vast difference between the MVP students with target market of DC and those going to NYC. Top 1/3 students can kill it at NYC, while top 10% students can struggle in D.C.
That's definitely not limited to MVP. I would say that's true even up to T6 and probably HLS too (though the grades cut-off might vary a little, but honestly I doubt very much).
At CLS, people within top 40% seemed to have a decent shot at finding something in DC (might require dropping down like 50 places in Vault, but still), and top 30% or so could land at least one big name in DC. I know this because I am one of the people in the first category. Of course, a lot depends on the intangibles (previous experience, interests, connections, etc.), and there are always exceptions. But I would say anecdotally that if there's something on your resume to suggest that you want to work in DC permanently, it's not that hard to get in from CLS. You just won't have the same kinds of opportunities, and of course a lot of people will still miss the cutoff. I just thought this comment made it seem a lot more difficult than it actually was for me and for at least the people I knew who had done better than me in grades and were interviewing with DC firms at OCI.
Edit: put the cutoff at 40% bc that's the lowest I know of people getting, approximately. Could ostensibly go lower, but I know for me it was only a couple callbacks at that mark.