Dat dere 2 summer OCI Firm Bid??

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Dat dere 2 summer OCI Firm Bid??

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:38 pm

Top ten at TTT in secondary market with less than 30 firms attending OCI, limited bids, all pre-select by the firms. NALP data on one of the higher up firms says they took 2 summers in 2012 and are planning 2 summers again in 2013. Considering that I'm at TTT and that the firm also participates in 3-4 higher ranked OCI's, is it even worth throwing them a bid? I could use that bid to bid another firm that is likely also hiring no more than 1-3 summers but may only be doing 1-2 other local OCI's.

This NALP data is very scary, I wish I would have bucked the free schooling for a much better ranked school, dey took my jerbs...

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Re: Dat dere 2 summer OCI Firm Bid??

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:51 pm

Mass mail. You are at a TTT. Relying on OCI for anything is stupid.

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Re: Dat dere 2 summer OCI Firm Bid??

Postby bostonlawchick » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Mass mail. You are at a TTT. Relying on OCI for anything is stupid.


This.

How many bids do you get if there are less than thirty firms and you can't bid all of them? We had something like 50 bids.

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Re: Dat dere 2 summer OCI Firm Bid??

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Mass mail. You are at a TTT. Relying on OCI for anything is stupid.


Not relying on OCI for anything, obviously not many are getting a jerb from OCI. That said, my question was specific to whether or not I should bid a firm at OCI, not if I should go OCI or bust.

We get to bid about half the firms, obviously I am bidding the top firms that are hiring more than 4 summers, but some of the lower end firms are TTT with salaries a third of that of the top firms. My question, do I bid a higher salary firm with 2 summers or bid a lower salary firm with 1 summer, but a better chance of actually getting a jerb with lower salary firm.

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Re: Dat dere 2 summer OCI Firm Bid??

Postby jessuf » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:47 pm

What market?

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Re: Dat dere 2 summer OCI Firm Bid??

Postby badaboom61 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Mass mail. You are at a TTT. Relying on OCI for anything is stupid.


Not relying on OCI for anything, obviously not many are getting a jerb from OCI. That said, my question was specific to whether or not I should bid a firm at OCI, not if I should go OCI or bust.

We get to bid about half the firms, obviously I am bidding the top firms that are hiring more than 4 summers, but some of the lower end firms are TTT with salaries a third of that of the top firms. My question, do I bid a higher salary firm with 2 summers or bid a lower salary firm with 1 summer, but a better chance of actually getting a jerb with lower salary firm.


My personal rule of thumb is higher chance of a job with lower pay > lower chance of a job with higher pay. As long as you can afford to pay off your loans on that salary. If you're talking 200k debt on a 50k salary, then yeah, you're in bad shape. If you're 100k in debt and have a high chance of a job that pays 85k vs a lower chance at a firm that pays 160, then I'd go for the lower paying job.

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Re: Dat dere 2 summer OCI Firm Bid??

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Mass mail. You are at a TTT. Relying on OCI for anything is stupid.


Not relying on OCI for anything, obviously not many are getting a jerb from OCI. That said, my question was specific to whether or not I should bid a firm at OCI, not if I should go OCI or bust.

We get to bid about half the firms, obviously I am bidding the top firms that are hiring more than 4 summers, but some of the lower end firms are TTT with salaries a third of that of the top firms. My question, do I bid a higher salary firm with 2 summers or bid a lower salary firm with 1 summer, but a better chance of actually getting a jerb with lower salary firm.


Bid on the firms that have consistently hired SAs from your school. Summer class of 3 with 2 SAs from your school > Summer class of 15 with 1 SA from your school.




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