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882camden
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Pre-Select Result Inquiry

Postby 882camden » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:29 am

I am a transfer student from lower T2 to T1 (mid-20s). just got my oci pre-select result... i don't know whether i did okay or not.

out of 25 bids.. got three pre-selects (all V100) and two alternates. is this doing okay? or should I be crying in my sleep because i will fail in life if i don't get a call-back from those firms.

all this oci and pre-select are so new to me and i m confused.

rad lulz
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Re: Pre-Select Result Inquiry

Postby rad lulz » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:24 am

You go to a t20 w 100% preselect. So GW. You're lucky you got 3. But you don't seem to have done any applying out of OCI, so get on that ASAP

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Re: Pre-Select Result Inquiry

Postby de5igual » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:19 am

also, it was unlikely you'd have gotten more screeners at your old school through oci, so it's not like you got extra burned. but yeah, mass mail. pronto.

882camden
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Re: Pre-Select Result Inquiry

Postby 882camden » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:26 am

Thank you! My new school actually is 70% pre-select and 30% lottery - the latter is still a possibility. I also got two more off campus interviews. but I really need to get in the mass mailing business soon.

THank you for your reply!

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Re: Pre-Select Result Inquiry

Postby rayiner » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:30 am

882camden wrote:I am a transfer student from lower T2 to T1 (mid-20s). just got my oci pre-select result... i don't know whether i did okay or not.

out of 25 bids.. got three pre-selects (all V100) and two alternates. is this doing okay? or should I be crying in my sleep because i will fail in life if i don't get a call-back from those firms.

all this oci and pre-select are so new to me and i m confused.


OCI and pre-selects should not be new to anyone already in law school. This is shit you should have learned about before law school, so you knew what you were getting into.

882camden
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Re: Pre-Select Result Inquiry

Postby 882camden » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:33 am

yes. i should've. but i cannot help feel confused. my lack of preparation has killed me.

i apologize for the frivolous post.

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IAFG
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Re: Pre-Select Result Inquiry

Postby IAFG » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:35 am

What good does crying or wringing your hands do? Get hustling.

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Re: Pre-Select Result Inquiry

Postby thesealocust » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:39 am

Without knowing your class rank, it's impossible to tell - people with better grades get more preselects.

Having said that, 3 OCI interviews is dangerously few no matter what your credentials. You should prepare for them and hope for the best, but at this point you should assume that you will not get a job out of OCI.

There's still plenty of time and hope - start researching firms, markets, practice areas, etc. and send out dozens if not hundreds of applications via snail / e-mail. Many of your peers won't be as proactive, and will fail to get jobs they were otherwise qualified for as a consequence.

tl;dr -- and as others have said -- it's time to hustle.

Because if you don't hustle, then you'll have to network. And nobody knows what networking is, so you don't want to wind up on the other end of a desk in the career services office getting told that it's too bad nothing came from the fall job hunt, and that you should network.

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Re: Pre-Select Result Inquiry

Postby somewhatwayward » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:28 pm

what market? i'm assuming you're from rutgers-camden, so are you applying to NJ firms?

882camden
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Re: Pre-Select Result Inquiry

Postby 882camden » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:58 pm

nope. i applied ny and boston. the pre-selects were all in boston and ny too. no nj and pa for me. never again.

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Re: Pre-Select Result Inquiry

Postby r6_philly » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:08 pm

882camden wrote:nope. i applied ny and boston. the pre-selects were all in boston and ny too. no nj and pa for me. never again.


So you would rather not have a job than have a job in NJ/PA?




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