Anonymous User wrote:It may have been covered earlier in the thread, so I'm sorry for a potential repeat question, but is there a general CB:offer ratio for bigger NY firms?
Maybe important, maybe not, but I'm on the lower end of their grade ranges (3.5), so I don't think my grades make me an auto-CB, so my interviewing must be okay (ie I don't think I'll majorly screw up CBs). Any guess about at what number of CBs I should start to get less nervous about getting a job?
3.5 is on the lower grade range for like, 5 firms in the entire country. And super high GPAs are not auto-CBs.
Anyway, the average major firm in a major market from UVA will give between 1/3 and 2/3 of their screening interviews callbacks. I've heard of everything from 80-90%+ to 10-20% conversion rate of screening interviews to callbacks amongst people with competitive grades for the firms they're looking at. It is a HIGHLY variable process, and basically impossible to benchmark yourself or figure out why firm X gave callbacks to candidates A and B but not C and D.
A close friend with similar credentials and I got mirror callbacks my year from two very similar firms - she got the firm I wanted and was dinged at the one she wanted, I got the one she wanted and was dinged at the one I wanted. Otherwise we had similar overall records and almost went to the same firm. Shit be weird.
BruceWayne wrote:The reality is that 3.3 and below is nothing special to many of these secondary market firms.
Getting a job from UVA at or below median, especially in the economy of the past few years, was indeed quite challenging.
Having said that, I know a lot of people with grades in the 3.1-3.3 range who struck out in major markets, mass-mailed regional firms they had ties to, and got jobs. I also know people with grades in that range who didn't have such luck - per my first point, that is/was a tough spot to be in ITE. But it's definitely realistic.