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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:51 pm

Still waiting on that Perkins Coie ding

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:04 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I've also struck out with no CBs. I suppose it's not official, official - still waiting to hear back from a screener I had the first day. :lol: Besides that one, received rejections from the rest.


What market? Assuming decent grades (ie, not bottom of the class) and average interview skillz, I would be surprised by a UChi student receiving zero CBs unless s/he was focusing only on DC, Chicago, or SF. But it is far from over at this point. If you still want a firm job, mass mail like crazy in NYC and anywhere else you have ties, and, in the mean time, try to improve your interviewing skills. Good luck!


I focused on Chicago and my home market which was shit to begin with. My grades are near the bottom of the class. I guess I should mass mail NYC or something, I don't know. My interviews seemed to go well but there's a capacity for self-delusion here. I think there was a combination of factors including crappy markets I applied to, having a resume exclusively featuring jobs in my home-market so it was an uphill battle convincing employers I wanted to be in Chicago (got asked this every time), terrible grades, maybe having too much of a PI/government based resume, and only having about 17 interviews.

^ Above poster. Aannnnnnnnnnnnnnd I officially struck out! That last rejection took over a month :lol: Twas an honor to serve with you, ladies and gentlemen.


Who was the last rejection from?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

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somewhatwayward wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I've also struck out with no CBs. I suppose it's not official, official - still waiting to hear back from a screener I had the first day. :lol: Besides that one, received rejections from the rest.


What market? Assuming decent grades (ie, not bottom of the class) and average interview skillz, I would be surprised by a UChi student receiving zero CBs unless s/he was focusing only on DC, Chicago, or SF. But it is far from over at this point. If you still want a firm job, mass mail like crazy in NYC and anywhere else you have ties, and, in the mean time, try to improve your interviewing skills. Good luck!


I focused on Chicago and my home market which was shit to begin with. My grades are near the bottom of the class. I guess I should mass mail NYC or something, I don't know. My interviews seemed to go well but there's a capacity for self-delusion here. I think there was a combination of factors including crappy markets I applied to, having a resume exclusively featuring jobs in my home-market so it was an uphill battle convincing employers I wanted to be in Chicago (got asked this every time), terrible grades, maybe having too much of a PI/government based resume, and only having about 17 interviews.

^ Above poster. Aannnnnnnnnnnnnnd I officially struck out! That last rejection took over a month :lol: Twas an honor to serve with you, ladies and gentlemen.


I am so sorry to hear this. I'm sure you're already mass mailing and talking with OCS, so I have no advice to give, just support! Good luck - I really hope things work out for you!!

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:25 pm

Called OMM Century City to find out where my rejection was and was told they forgot to email it to me

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:07 pm

Foley Milwaukee post-CB ding by snail mail today

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:56 pm

Thanks, I've actually been too dead to mass mail really :oops: . I did sign up for a PI career fair thing in late October, where I may have some interviews if I get pre-selected. I guess I'll talk to OCS.

To who asked - the last firm was Sheppard Mullin DC, had them the first day of OCI.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:To who asked - the last firm was Sheppard Mullin DC, had them the first day of OCI.


Thank you. And I do hope you liven up soon :)

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Still waiting on that Perkins Coie ding


+1 and K&L Gates?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Still waiting on that Perkins Coie ding


Spoke too soon! Just got a Perkins Chicago CB via email!

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:05 pm

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+1 and K&L Gates?


I'm waiting on those two as well as Skadden AND Eimer Stahl. All Chicago offices. What the heck, Ding me already.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:06 pm

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+1 and K&L Gates?


I'm waiting on those two as well as Skadden AND Eimer Stahl. All Chicago offices. What the heck, Ding me already.

also DLA Piper, SNR Denton, Vedder Price and Bryan Cave

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:29 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Still waiting on that Perkins Coie ding


+1 and K&L Gates?


I'm waiting on those two as well as Skadden AND Eimer Stahl. All Chicago offices. What the heck, Ding me already.

also DLA Piper, SNR Denton, Vedder Price and Bryan Cave


If you email your Bryan Cave screener to follow up you get a ding in a few days, so that's nice.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If you email your Bryan Cave screener to follow up you get a ding in a few days, so that's nice.


Same thing happened to me with DLA Piper.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:26 pm

anyone still without offers and waiting on cbs?
lets commiserate (unless im alone...)

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone still without offers and waiting on cbs?
lets commiserate (unless im alone...)


It sucks. Rejected by 3/4 of my OCI cbs, and the only outstanding one is from like two weeks ago. Waiting for the ding is like reverse Christmas.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone still without offers and waiting on cbs?
lets commiserate (unless im alone...)


+1. Hang in there.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone still without offers and waiting on cbs?
lets commiserate (unless im alone...)


You are not alone. Still have two outstanding post-CB decisions and one outstanding screener decision, but all are long past due and things are looking grim. Talked to enough people to know that there is a solid handful of us in this boat, at least.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:11 pm

Sorry to hear you guys are in the same boat as me
if i get an offer by the end of next week, i will pay $100 to the first person i see at the law school next fri

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Sorry to hear you guys are in the same boat as me
if i get an offer by the end of next week, i will pay $100 to the first person i see at the law school next fri

Careful. Don't turn this into another "if you have an offer, give your books away for free" enterprise and end up like some asshole on ATL like last year.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:02 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Sorry to hear you guys are in the same boat as me
if i get an offer by the end of next week, i will pay $100 to the first person i see at the law school next fri

Careful. Don't turn this into another "if you have an offer, give your books away for free" enterprise and end up like some asshole on ATL like last year.


Where was I when that happened?
haha yea was just kidding. Basically saying that i'm anxious enough at this point to give out $ for an offer

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Sorry to hear you guys are in the same boat as me
if i get an offer by the end of next week, i will pay $100 to the first person i see at the law school next fri

Careful. Don't turn this into another "if you have an offer, give your books away for free" enterprise and end up like some asshole on ATL like last year.


Where was I when that happened?
haha yea was just kidding. Basically saying that i'm anxious enough at this point to give out $ for an offer


What advice has OCS had for you? I am interested in seeing what words of wisdom they impart on those of us unfortunate enough to be in such a precarious position. I assume you have been mass-mailing as well, any luck with that? I wish I had something better than this generic advice, but I want to make sure that you are doing these things and not just waiting for the dings.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:47 am

Those with Baker Mckenzie callback - have you heard post-cb?

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:Those with Baker Mckenzie callback - have you heard post-cb?


Haven't heard anything. My CB interviews were very recent though.

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Sorry to hear you guys are in the same boat as me
if i get an offer by the end of next week, i will pay $100 to the first person i see at the law school next fri

Careful. Don't turn this into another "if you have an offer, give your books away for free" enterprise and end up like some asshole on ATL like last year.


Where was I when that happened?
haha yea was just kidding. Basically saying that i'm anxious enough at this point to give out $ for an offer


What advice has OCS had for you? I am interested in seeing what words of wisdom they impart on those of us unfortunate enough to be in such a precarious position. I assume you have been mass-mailing as well, any luck with that? I wish I had something better than this generic advice, but I want to make sure that you are doing these things and not just waiting for the dings.


Haven't gone to OCS yet...has anybody here done so?
Yeah, I've been mass-mailing and got a few screeners. How's it been going for you?
First day of classes now, so not motivated to do anything

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Re: UChicago OCI 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What advice has OCS had for you? I am interested in seeing what words of wisdom they impart on those of us unfortunate enough to be in such a precarious position. I assume you have been mass-mailing as well, any luck with that? I wish I had something better than this generic advice, but I want to make sure that you are doing these things and not just waiting for the dings.


Haven't gone to OCS yet...has anybody here done so?
Yeah, I've been mass-mailing and got a few screeners. How's it been going for you?
First day of classes now, so not motivated to do anything


I've been to OCS a couple of times. Their advice was to email the people on that list of firms on Chalk (though not necessarily mass mailing), or consider public interest. And, of course, to keep hoping, because of course if I haven't gotten any CBs, it doesn't mean that some place that interviewed day 1 of OCI but hasn't called me back a month later might not still call! :lol:




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