Contacting Alumni in Firms for OCI as a Transfer

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Contacting Alumni in Firms for OCI as a Transfer

Postby crossarmant » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:38 am

So, I'm hip deep in perfecting materials for OCI bids due next week for my new transfer school. All of the OCI suggestions say to contact alumni who may be receptive to helping give information on the firm and interview tactics, etc. As a transfer should I be contacting those in the firms from my new transfer school for assistance or seeing if there are any associates from my prior school? I'm worried that those from the new school wouldn't fully see me as a member of the school and those from my old school would be upset about me abandoning ship.

What is the right answer here?


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Re: Contacting Alumni in Firms for OCI as a Transfer

Postby aca0260 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:48 am

I'd say new school. Yes, they may be hesitant since you didn't spend 1L at their school but alums at the prior school will definitely be more put off.


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Re: Contacting Alumni in Firms for OCI as a Transfer

Postby 123321 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:59 am

I don't really see much of a debate here. You longer attend your old school. Alumni help out as a service to their alma mater and its students. You are no longer a part of that community. You can try but I would not expect any responses. Tough spot but I'd focus on the new school's alumni. If you transferred you're a good student and your credentials are likely solid. Don't worry too much abou not getting connected up with alumni and focus on learning some info about firms and beaing able to talk about your resume and work experience.

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