crazyventures wrote: Puttanesca wrote: crazyventures wrote:
Any experiences with WLs this cycle? I'm currently languishing on two WLs (#1 at a small PI org and #3 at a DA's office) at the moment and am wondering what the probability is of people turning down DA offers this late in the game.
Waitlists for summer jobs? Interesting. Didn't know those existed. How long ago did interviews take place? I would think you would only get a spot if someone reneged his/her acceptance. Most people who renege would probably only do so for an SA or high-paying in-house gig. Most SA's positions are probably full already. Not sure about in-house.
No harm in staying on the WL's, but if you have something else, I would just wait until the deadline for when you have to accept, and if nothing else turns up, go with that.
Neither had I, honestly...I thought I'd be done with WLs after applying for LS.
The DA just notified today and they're giving the people who were offered spots one week to accept/decline and the small PI org notified me a few days ago...all of the interviews took place within the last month or so. I'm just going to hope some people decline their offers because I'm starting to freak out a bit about not having an offer lined up.
Oh, if people are just making the initial decision to accept/reject the internship, I think you have a decent chance, especially at the one where you are #1 on the wait list. If people had already accepted, and the employers were just holding you on the wait list in case people reneged, that would be a lot harder, but fortunately, that's not the case. Good luck!
Also, just curious, do you think the wait list thing is unique to the market where you applied? If it were just one employer with a wait list, I'd say it was just an anomaly, but there are at least two who maintain wait lists. Is this common in your market?