Anonymous User wrote:
I go to Penn and badly want to work in San Francisco. However, I have limited ties, unfortunately, so I’m planning on using all of my regular main campus OCI bids on safer bets like NYC and Philly because BigLaw is my first priority. However, I was wondering, would it be wrong to mass mail every and all SF firms that I can find and try to setup an interview before OCI – including all of the SF firms/offices (and there is a sizeable bunch) coming to Penn’s main campus OCI? Would this look bad if I try to get a screening interview by mass mailing when I could have simply bid on them? I’m doing Penn’s regional OCI for SF, so my plan is to try and setup as many interviews as possible while I am there. Then, I shall return to Philly and use all my bids for NY, DC, et cetera firms but hope that one of the SF firms gives me a nibble. I think all of this seems logical and okay but I don’t really know. Thoughts?
I go to a peer school, and the person I met with in our career services office TOLD me to try doing this. She said some firms may tell me to wait until OCI, some will ask me to come in and treat it like an informational interview, and some will actually treat it as an interview (and some will ignore me altogether...)