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3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby WODKilla123 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:51 pm

Have a 3.4x which I'm guessing is in the neighborhood of top third, maybe? Interested in NYC M&A. How aggressive of a bid list can I get away with? 6'3" athletic male with a couple years experience in marketing at a Fortune 500. Went to a top 20 undergrad. Thanks, guys!

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby kalvano » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:53 pm

WODKilla123 wrote:Have a 3.4x which I'm guessing is in the neighborhood of top third, maybe? Interested in NYC M&A. How aggressive of a bid list can I get away with? 6'3" athletic male with a couple years experience in marketing at a Fortune 500. Went to a top 20 undergrad. Thanks, guys!



Sorry, V1-V25 is reserved only for those below 6'1" and vaguely chubby. You're SOL.

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby shmoo597 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:57 pm

WODKilla123 wrote:Have a 3.4x which I'm guessing is in the neighborhood of top third, maybe? Interested in NYC M&A. How aggressive of a bid list can I get away with? 6'3" athletic male with a couple years experience in marketing at a Fortune 500. Went to a top 20 undergrad. Thanks, guys!


chances of v20 assuming no major personality flaws or economic crisis, are legitimately 95%+. enjoy biglaw.

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby kwais » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:00 am

WODKilla123 wrote:Have a 3.4x which I'm guessing is in the neighborhood of top third, maybe? Interested in NYC M&A. How aggressive of a bid list can I get away with? 6'3" athletic male with a couple years experience in marketing at a Fortune 500. Went to a top 20 undergrad. Thanks, guys!


subtlebrag or retarded. Either way, you need to make sure your personality does not get in the way at OCI. Otherwise, you are in great shape

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby WODKilla123 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:09 am

Not a brag. Just read a ton of posts lurking here the past few weeks that said ITE outside of the very top grades the whole middle of the curve is squishy and nothing is ever a "lock." I'm paying sticker so I'd clearly be devastated if I messed up and got left out completely by overbidding or something.

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:02 am

Bid on firms with big class sizes in NYC and you'll be totally fine for V20. People in your shoes strike out (to the extent they strike out at all) because they go all-in on DC or SF, not because they bid on NYC V20.

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby de5igual » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:04 am

6'3 White Athletic Male with good grades from T6? All the MFH shrews will wet themselves interviewing you

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby WODKilla123 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:37 pm

Thanks for all the tips guys. Any ideas what reach firms I should target? Gonna bid Skadden , Latham and Weil for sure.

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby WODKilla123 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:33 pm

Anyone?

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:20 am

3.6-3.8 chances? short unathletic non-white male, will that hurt me? srs post.

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby de5igual » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:54 am

Anonymous User wrote:3.6-3.8 chances? short unathletic non-white male, will that hurt me? srs post.


not sure if your grades will make up for your lacklustre genes. sorry breh.

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby rad lulz » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:57 am

Anonymous User wrote:3.6-3.8 chances? short unathletic non-white male, will that hurt me? srs post.

Yeah I wouldn't want to be seen w you. You're screwed.

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby Big Shrimpin » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:28 am

f0bolous wrote:6'3 White Athletic Male with good grades from T6? All the MFH shrews will wet themselves interviewing you


This.

Clean cut alpha bro taller than 6'1" and lower than 12% bodyfat will get you in the door. Then, if you can bench 1.5x bodyweight, power clean at least 2x bodyweight, and squat 5x5 3x bodyweight, you're pretty much a lock for partner. HTMFH.

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby IAFG » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:09 am

It absolutely reeks of desperate virginity in here.

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby Big Shrimpin » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:18 am

IAFG wrote:It absolutely reeks of desperate virginity in here.


:lol:

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby WODKilla123 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:54 pm

Wow. I guess I shouldn't have posted by height/build as it seems to have derailed the (lack of) advice I was hoping to get on where to bid. Any serious ideas on what firms should be my targets/reaches? Would really appreciate any perspective from you guys!

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby rayiner » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:58 pm

WODKilla123 wrote:Wow. I guess I shouldn't have posted by height/build as it seems to have derailed the (lack of) advice I was hoping to get on where to bid. Any serious ideas on what firms should be my targets/reaches? Would really appreciate any perspective from you guys!


What?! Providing irrelevant information derailed your thread? You don't say!

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby WODKilla123 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:16 pm

rayiner wrote:
WODKilla123 wrote:Wow. I guess I shouldn't have posted by height/build as it seems to have derailed the (lack of) advice I was hoping to get on where to bid. Any serious ideas on what firms should be my targets/reaches? Would really appreciate any perspective from you guys!


What?! Providing irrelevant information derailed your thread? You don't say!
rayiner wrote:
WODKilla123 wrote:Wow. I guess I shouldn't have posted by height/build as it seems to have derailed the (lack of) advice I was hoping to get on where to bid. Any serious ideas on what firms should be my targets/reaches? Would really appreciate any perspective from you guys!


What?! Providing irrelevant information derailed your thread? You don't say!


ha! I was only providing information that I thought might be relevant for getting a job, man.

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:3.6-3.8 chances? short unathletic non-white male, will that hurt me? srs post.

Shut up.

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby IAFG » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:45 pm

rayiner wrote:
WODKilla123 wrote:Wow. I guess I shouldn't have posted by height/build as it seems to have derailed the (lack of) advice I was hoping to get on where to bid. Any serious ideas on what firms should be my targets/reaches? Would really appreciate any perspective from you guys!


What?! Providing irrelevant information derailed your thread? You don't say!

Sry about your tiny pink partnership chances bro. Don't hate on this kid just because he's got the height and build to be S&C-partnership-secure.

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby drbarry987 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:37 am

Just talk about CrossFit during V10 screeners bro

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby Old Gregg » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:49 am

You and these threads are stupid.

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby WODKilla123 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:07 am

All flaming aside, can I get some real quick advice on my bidlist. (Bay Area native)

NYC (in order)

Skadden
Weil
Kirkland
Latham
Cleary
Debevoise
Milkbank
Ropes
Cahill
White & Case
STB
DPW
Shearman
Cravath
S&C
Schulte
MoFo
Hughes Hubbard
Fried Frank
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Proskauer Rose
Sidley Austin
Jones Day
GDC

San Francisco (no IP background)

Wilson Sonsini
Latham
MOFO
Orrick

Los Angeles (no ties other than from San Fran and brother lives there)
Latham
GDC
OMM

San Diego (no ties other than from San Fran)
Latham

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:22 am

WODKilla123 wrote:All flaming aside, can I get some real quick advice on my bidlist. (Bay Area native)

NYC (in order)

Skadden
Weil
Kirkland
Latham
Cleary
Debevoise
Milkbank
Ropes
Cahill
White & Case
STB
DPW
Shearman
Cravath
S&C
Schulte
MoFo
Hughes Hubbard
Fried Frank
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Proskauer Rose
Sidley Austin
Jones Day
GDC

San Francisco (no IP background)

Wilson Sonsini
Latham
MOFO
Orrick

Los Angeles (no ties other than from San Fran and brother lives there)
Latham
GDC
OMM

San Diego (no ties other than from San Fran)
Latham




I'm not sure if this is your bid order, but here are a few anecdotes from my EIW experience last year:

STB was underbid, and I got DPW, Cravath, Cleary and S&C in the 20s. CWT I wouldn't bother with inside of 20. You will have to bid Kirkland, Weil and Skadden 1 or 2 to get them, unless they drastically increased the amount of interview slots this year. I lost out on Sidley had them at 10ish (I think they had around 60 interview slots). I schmoozed my way into interviews at JD and Fried Frank (didn't bid either).

Also, your height will matter inasmuch as it is indicative of your interview skills. Your undergrad means jack shit unless you went to HYP or have a B.S. in a hard science and are IP-bound (which you are not).

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Re: 3.4 at NYU, any chance at V20

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:
WODKilla123 wrote:All flaming aside, can I get some real quick advice on my bidlist. (Bay Area native)

NYC (in order)

Skadden
Weil
Kirkland
Latham
Cleary
Debevoise
Milkbank
Ropes
Cahill
White & Case
STB
DPW
Shearman
Cravath
S&C
Schulte
MoFo
Hughes Hubbard
Fried Frank
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Proskauer Rose
Sidley Austin
Jones Day
GDC

San Francisco (no IP background)

Wilson Sonsini
Latham
MOFO
Orrick

Los Angeles (no ties other than from San Fran and brother lives there)
Latham
GDC
OMM

San Diego (no ties other than from San Fran)
Latham




I'm not sure if this is your bid order, but here are a few anecdotes from my EIW experience last year:

STB was underbid, and I got DPW, Cravath, Cleary and S&C in the 20s. CWT I wouldn't bother with inside of 20. You will have to bid Kirkland, Weil and Skadden 1 or 2 to get them, unless they drastically increased the amount of interview slots this year. I lost out on Sidley had them at 10ish (I think they had around 60 interview slots). I schmoozed my way into interviews at JD and Fried Frank (didn't bid either).

Also, your height will matter inasmuch as it is indicative of your interview skills. Your undergrad means jack shit unless you went to HYP or have a B.S. in a hard science and are IP-bound (which you are not).

Can you talk about how you "schmoozed" your way into 2 interviews? Just showing up and... what?




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