TNFSkier16 wrote:How do transfers tend to fair at GW OCI?
I was just accepted yesterday. I'm transferring from a lower T2 so I assume my options will be much better here.
Not to burst your bubble, but the saying that you probably won't do much better than you would have than had you stayed at your original school probably rings true here. You may get a few interviews if you are lucky, and a callback/offer then if you have the personality for it. GWU is a great school, and if you have good GWU grades the best firms in the country will look at you. Unfortunately things change a little when you are a transfer student. I transferred from a T2 school last year, had a miserable OCI (5 interviews, one callback, no offers) and then was lucky to get a big law summer associate position off a direct write.
Here's hoping that things are better overall this year and that you are able to prove me wrong. I am sure a few transfers strike gold, but the odds seem to be against it in OCI. Your best bet is to network like crazy starting now if you are hoping for a big law gig. You should still be able to get what you want, but don't wait for OCI to let you down before making other plans. (Also, avoid asking career services for advice. they will tell you that it is too late to achieve your goals and advise you to take a different step that "will lead you to the job you want." You should fight as hard as you can for what you want until it is completely impossible to succeed. My offer didn't come until February and I really enjoyed telling that to the CDO)