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Pre-OCI interviews in 1L summer market

Postby yogurt31 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:47 am

i've heard advice that locking down interviews in the market where your 1L summer job is before OCI starts is really helpful for boosting confidence for OCI interviews etc. My question is: how do you go about doing this? Should I try to reach out to firms that I will be interviewing with at OCI anyways? How do I do that/what do I say/whom do I contact?

Edited: My summer market is the market I will be targeting.

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Re: Pre-OCI interviews in 1L summer market

Postby piccolittle » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:15 pm

Read threads on mass mailing :)

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Re: Pre-OCI interviews in 1L summer market

Postby jessuf » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:16 pm

yogurt31 wrote:how do you go about doing this?

Mass mailing.

yogurt31 wrote: Should I try to reach out to firms that I will be interviewing with at OCI anyways?

Yes. Put in your cover letter that you are bidding on them but would be amenable to securing an interview locally. Then you can save a bid(s) for other firms.

yogurt31 wrote: How do I do that/what do I say/whom do I contact?

Get recruiter contact info from NALP or the firm's website. Some firms will make you fill out an online application.

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Re: Pre-OCI interviews in 1L summer market

Postby Mike12188 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:06 pm

Jessuf wrote:Yes. Put in your cover letter that you are bidding on them but would be amenable to securing an interview locally. Then you can save a bid(s) for other


really? How would you say this without sounding like you don't want to waste a bid on them.
Edit: I re-read it and saw you said to say you are going to bid on them. But still I thought I read on here that you shouldn't be mass mailing firms that will be at oci

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Re: Pre-OCI interviews in 1L summer market

Postby piccolittle » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:13 pm

Mike12188 wrote:
Jessuf wrote:Yes. Put in your cover letter that you are bidding on them but would be amenable to securing an interview locally. Then you can save a bid(s) for other


really? How would you say this without sounding like you don't want to waste a bid on them.
Edit: I re-read it and saw you said to say you are going to bid on them. But still I thought I read on here that you shouldn't be mass mailing firms that will be at oci

I honestly don't see how it hurts to mass mail firms that will be at OCI, especially if you are in the target market for the summer. At best, it's convenient for both of you as it saves them airfare on a callback and saves you a bid and time on a trip out there, and at worst they respond telling you to talk to them at OCI.

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Re: Pre-OCI interviews in 1L summer market

Postby Mike12188 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:15 pm

piccolittle wrote:
Mike12188 wrote:
Jessuf wrote:Yes. Put in your cover letter that you are bidding on them but would be amenable to securing an interview locally. Then you can save a bid(s) for other


really? How would you say this without sounding like you don't want to waste a bid on them.
Edit: I re-read it and saw you said to say you are going to bid on them. But still I thought I read on here that you shouldn't be mass mailing firms that will be at oci

I honestly don't see how it hurts to mass mail firms that will be at OCI, especially if you are in the target market for the summer. At best, it's convenient for both of you as it saves them airfare on a callback and saves you a bid and time on a trip out there, and at worst they respond telling you to talk to them at OCI.


Well then it looks like I have a busy weekend ahead of me.

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Re: Pre-OCI interviews in 1L summer market

Postby piccolittle » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:21 pm

Mike12188 wrote:
piccolittle wrote:
Mike12188 wrote:
Jessuf wrote:Yes. Put in your cover letter that you are bidding on them but would be amenable to securing an interview locally. Then you can save a bid(s) for other


really? How would you say this without sounding like you don't want to waste a bid on them.
Edit: I re-read it and saw you said to say you are going to bid on them. But still I thought I read on here that you shouldn't be mass mailing firms that will be at oci

I honestly don't see how it hurts to mass mail firms that will be at OCI, especially if you are in the target market for the summer. At best, it's convenient for both of you as it saves them airfare on a callback and saves you a bid and time on a trip out there, and at worst they respond telling you to talk to them at OCI.


Well then it looks like I have a busy weekend ahead of me.

I mean, that's just my personal view. People with better information or experience may chime in and contradict me - but hopefully soon, as I've been mass mailing already...

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Re: Pre-OCI interviews in 1L summer market

Postby yogurt31 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:26 pm

thanks for the responses! can someone link to a mass mailing thread or give a synopsis of how that whole thing works?

also, would anyone speak to the strategy of just mailing to firms that you're not like suuuper interested in to use to get the nervousness out before OCI? or would you just go for it and mass mail everywhere you want, including those firms you intend to bid on.

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Re: Pre-OCI interviews in 1L summer market

Postby piccolittle » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:33 pm

yogurt31 wrote:thanks for the responses! can someone link to a mass mailing thread or give a synopsis of how that whole thing works?

also, would anyone speak to the strategy of just mailing to firms that you're not like suuuper interested in to use to get the nervousness out before OCI? or would you just go for it and mass mail everywhere you want, including those firms you intend to bid on.

Hey, just type "mass mail" into the forum search bar at the bottom and you should find an answer to pretty much all your questions. Feel free to come back to this thread if you have certain things you really can't figure out, but this subject is pretty active around this time every year and I've been able to get a lot of good info from past threads.

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Re: Pre-OCI interviews in 1L summer market

Postby yogurt31 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:38 pm

piccolittle wrote:
yogurt31 wrote:thanks for the responses! can someone link to a mass mailing thread or give a synopsis of how that whole thing works?

also, would anyone speak to the strategy of just mailing to firms that you're not like suuuper interested in to use to get the nervousness out before OCI? or would you just go for it and mass mail everywhere you want, including those firms you intend to bid on.

Hey, just type "mass mail" into the forum search bar at the bottom and you should find an answer to pretty much all your questions. Feel free to come back to this thread if you have certain things you really can't figure out, but this subject is pretty active around this time every year and I've been able to get a lot of good info from past threads.


ah yes yes very helpful. thank you!




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