Beard or Bust at OCI???!!!

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NeedAJobRealGood
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Beard or Bust at OCI???!!!

Postby NeedAJobRealGood » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:15 am

Hey men of TLS,

OCI is coming up and meanwhile, an internal debate is brewing.

I've been growing this wonderful, dark, handsome beard for several months now. Don't worry, it's well trimmed and expertly maintained. In fact, it's not long or bushy at all (due to diligent grooming). Ok it's not THAT awesome, the point is that this is not some crazy rats nest or anything.

Can I sport this hairy feature at OCI? Or should I shave it off, and go clean shaven no matter what. My gut is telling me that the hair has to go, but it seems like a shame, really. Just a goddamn shame.

Let the scholars debate.

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Re: Beard or Bust at OCI???!!!

Postby ben4847 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:25 am

Just put cover up over it during OCI

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Re: Beard or Bust at OCI???!!!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:26 am

I would never go to an OCI interview unshaven.

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Re: Beard or Bust at OCI???!!!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:28 am

NeedAJobRealGood wrote:Hey men of TLS,

OCI is coming up and meanwhile, an internal debate is brewing.

I've been growing this wonderful, dark, handsome beard for several months now. Don't worry, it's well trimmed and expertly maintained. In fact, it's not long or bushy at all (due to diligent grooming). Ok it's not THAT awesome, the point is that this is not some crazy rats nest or anything.

Can I sport this hairy feature at OCI? Or should I shave it off, and go clean shaven no matter what. My gut is telling me that the hair has to go, but it seems like a shame, really. Just a goddamn shame.

Let the scholars debate.


I went for an interview with a liberal do-gooder firm and I didn't shave for three days beforehand. Wanted to make sure they got the hippie vibe. I got an offer.

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Re: Beard or Bust at OCI???!!!

Postby kwais » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:29 am

pics or it didn't happen

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Re: Beard or Bust at OCI???!!!

Postby 071816 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:34 am

does your beard in any way resemble this behemoth?

Image

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Re: Beard or Bust at OCI???!!!

Postby Ludo! » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:50 am

If you were a real man you would shave it off and be able to regrow it in a couple days

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Re: Beard or Bust at OCI???!!!

Postby Bigbub75 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:07 pm

This question haunts me as well. AA male, 30. Always had faicial hair. Very similar to this, sans swag of course. No good for OCI? Pretty decent past WE, no problems with beard so far.

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Re: Beard or Bust at OCI???!!!

Postby Oban » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:10 pm

If you are outside of the south, a nice beard if fine during OCI interviews. If you have good grades and not social awkward. it's not going to be that big of deal.

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Re: Beard or Bust at OCI???!!!

Postby dixon02 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:24 pm

Bigbub75 wrote:This question haunts me as well. AA male, 30. Always had faicial hair. Very similar to this, sans swag of course. No good for OCI? Pretty decent past WE, no problems with beard so far.

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Offhand comparison to Stringer Bell = humblebrag HOF.

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Re: Beard or Bust at OCI???!!!

Postby dixon02 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I would never go to an OCI interview unshaven.


Gender?

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Re: Beard or Bust at OCI???!!!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:24 pm

I sported my beard all throughout OCI and callback season (and am sitting, bearded, at my SA desk right now). Even in NYC and DC. Good school and solid grades, but the beard didn't hurt. At all. Still went 10-for-10 on converting callbacks to offers, including at some stuff places (think Mayer/Covington/W&C).

If you like the beard, rock the beard.

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Re: Beard or Bust at OCI???!!!

Postby Bigbub75 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:09 pm

dixon02 wrote:
Bigbub75 wrote:This question haunts me as well. AA male, 30. Always had faicial hair. Very similar to this, sans swag of course. No good for OCI? Pretty decent past WE, no problems with beard so far.

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Offhand comparison to Stringer Bell = humblebrag HOF.



Hahaha! Not even! Im the same complexion and wear my hair and beard at the same length and in the same style. Those are where the similarities end.

I'm in the Northeast market, so it seems like I should be fine. I'm new to the legal industry, so I'm unsure how conservative the profession actually is.




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