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Is is allowed?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:37 am

Is it legal/ethical for 2Ls to mass mail to firms coming to their school's OCI, but who they didn't apply to based on # limitations?

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Re: Is is allowed?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is it legal/ethical for 2Ls to mass mail to firms coming to their school's OCI, but who they didn't apply to based on # limitations?


Yes.

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Re: Is is allowed?

Postby Dr. Review » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:46 am

If they see that you mass mailed but didn't bid at OCI, won't they ask why they didn't make it in the top 45 or however many on your list? I suppose this is really only an issue at 100% preselect schools.

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Re: Is is allowed?

Postby UVA Cavalier » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is it legal/ethical for 2Ls to mass mail to firms coming to their school's OCI, but who they didn't apply to based on # limitations?


I asked our CSO (MVP here) and they said it was not only legal and ethical, but encouraged.

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Re: Is is allowed?

Postby kaiser » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:50 am

Of course that is ethical and allowed. OCI isn't the sole chance to speak with firms. If you have a lottery system and don't end up with a firm you bid on, of course you can contact them to express your interest. And similar to that, if you don't bid a firm, of course you can contact them AFTER OCI to let them you are interested (though you dont want to say that you didn't bid on them).

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Re: Is is allowed?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:51 am

Can we do this before OCI or do we wait until OCI is over at our school for these firms?

Wouldn't sending one out now indicate:

1) You didn't bid on them
2) You'd get a standard "we're coming to your OCI" response?

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Re: Is is allowed?

Postby kaiser » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:56 am

Anonymous User wrote:Can we do this before OCI or do we wait until OCI is over at our school for these firms?

Wouldn't sending one out now indicate:

1) You didn't bid on them
2) You'd get a standard "we're coming to your OCI" response?


Correct. Wait until after OCI to do this. If you contact them before, they will all just say to bid them.

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Re: Is is allowed?

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:32 am

kaiser wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Can we do this before OCI or do we wait until OCI is over at our school for these firms?

Wouldn't sending one out now indicate:

1) You didn't bid on them
2) You'd get a standard "we're coming to your OCI" response?


Correct. Wait until after OCI to do this. If you contact them before, they will all just say to bid them.


It really depends on you and the firm. I was able to not bid firms because they gave me consideration outside of OCI.

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Re: Is is allowed?

Postby shock259 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:16 pm

Critique plan:

1) Compile all firms coming to EIP that I'm not bidding on
2) Once interview schedule is up, add firms that I bid on but do not have interviews with
3) Mail all of these firms AFTER the interview schedule goes up and I know I don't have an interview, but BEFORE EIP starts

?!

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Re: Is is allowed?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:47 pm

shock259 wrote:Critique plan:

1) Compile all firms coming to EIP that I'm not bidding on
2) Once interview schedule is up, add firms that I bid on but do not have interviews with
3) Mail all of these firms AFTER the interview schedule goes up and I know I don't have an interview, but BEFORE EIP starts

?!


I plan on doing this as well, for the simple reason that you have absolutely nothing to lose by doing it, and potentially something to gain.

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Re: Is is allowed?

Postby sambeber » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:50 pm

r6_philly wrote:
kaiser wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Can we do this before OCI or do we wait until OCI is over at our school for these firms?

Wouldn't sending one out now indicate:

1) You didn't bid on them
2) You'd get a standard "we're coming to your OCI" response?


Correct. Wait until after OCI to do this. If you contact them before, they will all just say to bid them.


It really depends on you and the firm. I was able to not bid firms because they gave me consideration outside of OCI.


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