Top 10% at Cornell. I have no idea what I'm doing. Bidding?

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Top 10% at Cornell. I have no idea what I'm doing. Bidding?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:52 am

I have a phone call with career services in 2 hours and I have no idea how this works, as I skipped most of the presentations. Can anyone give me some advice or point me in the right direction? I know sometimes there's a lottery. I don't know what that means or if Cornell has one. I have no idea what to do. I've looked at the firms on Symplicity, and my grades seem to make me competitive for all of them. But beyond that...

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Re: Top 10% at Cornell. I have no idea what I'm doing. Bidding?

Postby KMaine » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:08 am

First of all, congratulations. Yes, there is a lottery, meaning that you will not get every firm you bid on. However, many people may be bidding conservatively, so you should get interviews with a good number of the top firms. Assuming that you want to work in NYC, you may want to bid relatively high on one safety firm per day (for you, this probably means a V-20 with a high summer class size). Other than that, have at it. Higher ranked firms tend to have a large number of interview slots, so you should get a good number of interviews, callbacks, etc.

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Re: Top 10% at Cornell. I have no idea what I'm doing. Bidding?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:41 am

Thank you for the advice KMaine! Sorry to bug you again, but do you have any advice on how large my bid list should be? Per day?

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Re: Top 10% at Cornell. I have no idea what I'm doing. Bidding?

Postby KMaine » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:13 pm

I would fill out the entire list. Even though you should do very well, the more interviews at this stage the better. Once you get your first offer, you can start to get choosy (sp)?




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