Vanderbilt fall 2011 OCI: How'd it go?

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Vanderbilt fall 2011 OCI: How'd it go?

Postby nosaj123 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:39 pm

People haven't really been mentioning Vanderbilt in the OCI results threads. Does anyone have any idea how Vandy students are faring this year?

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Re: Vanderbilt fall 2011 OCI: How'd it go?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:47 am

50%-55% of the class will get 2L SAs, probably. About 25% of the class will get jobs at OCI.

This low OCI number ain't because people don't want to hire Vandy grads. It's because Vandy is a smaller, out-of-the way school, and it's harder for firms to OCI. Plus, many firms don't want to come all the way to Vandy to interview the 4 people they might be interested in (example: a FL firm doesn't want to pay to look at 6 Floridians, 4 of whom meet the grade cutoff, and 2 whom they will actually CB. If that). As a Vandy person, a lot of the leg work is on you.

Of the firms people get jobs at, many are NLJ250 firms, but in some markets, some of the top firms in the market may not even make the list. So you have to keep that in mind too. A lot of people from Vanderbilt will get jobs at "regional biglaw," especially in the South.

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Re: Vanderbilt fall 2011 OCI: How'd it go?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:50%-55% of the class will get 2L SAs, probably. About 25% of the class will get jobs at OCI.

This low OCI number ain't because people don't want to hire Vandy grads. It's because Vandy is a smaller, out-of-the way school, and it's harder for firms to OCI. Plus, many firms don't want to come all the way to Vandy to interview the 4 people they might be interested in (example: a FL firm doesn't want to pay to look at 6 Floridians, 4 of whom meet the grade cutoff, and 2 whom they will actually CB. If that). As a Vandy person, a lot of the leg work is on you.

Of the firms people get jobs at, many are NLJ250 firms, but in some markets, some of the top firms in the market may not even make the list. So you have to keep that in mind too. A lot of people from Vanderbilt will get jobs at "regional biglaw," especially in the South.


I just know that as of about this time last year, somewhere between 50-60% of 2Ls had secured jobs through OCI/Symplicity drops. I am not sure how many get jobs through OCI, specifically, as opposed to through Symplicity drops, but the above numbers (i.e., about half and half) may be correct.




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