firm selectivity at diversity fair

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target
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firm selectivity at diversity fair

Postby target » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:00 am

I plan to attend a diversity fair, and some pretty big firms are coming (e.g. skadden, jones days, kirkland). Normally, I would not bid on these firms because my grades & school range (somewhere between 25-50% @T30). But these firms do not specify grade range at this diversity fair.

My question is does that mean they won't look too much into grades at this diversity fair? Or they just don't make that requirement explicit?

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Re: firm selectivity at diversity fair

Postby rad lulz » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:05 am

Probably the latter.

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Re: firm selectivity at diversity fair

Postby dingbat » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:14 am

rad lulz wrote:Probably the latter.

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It wouldn't surprise me if they relax their cut-offs a little bit (like a URM boost at admissions), so you could bid a bit higher than you normally would, but if a firm has a top 10% cutoff, if you're below median you still won't get a second glance. If you're hovering at 15%, on the other hand, it'd be worth it to give them a shot and hope for the best.

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Re: firm selectivity at diversity fair

Postby rad lulz » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:55 am

dingbat wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Probably the latter.

TITCR

It wouldn't surprise me if they relax their cut-offs a little bit (like a URM boost at admissions), so you could bid a bit higher than you normally would, but if a firm has a top 10% cutoff, if you're below median you still won't get a second glance. If you're hovering at 15%, on the other hand, it'd be worth it to give them a shot and hope for the best.

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