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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:26 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:The 3 in DC include Latham (other 2 are not much).. The 1 here at PLIP is Paul Weiss, alternate at Jones Day. Another small issue is the flight from Chicgo to DC & back.


Ouch, thats a tough one, Latham vs. Paul Weiss. Are they in the same market? Or is one in your target and another is not?

All in NYC market. Problem is that slots at both PLIP and Vault MCCA are preselect, so at least initially, my thinking is that there's no difference. However, from past threads , I'm getting the feeling that screeners at diversity fairs aren't as into the process as for other job fairs like PLIP. I figure that, for diversity fairs, the firms' chief motivation is to show how inclusive they are by extending a helping hand to the underrepresented, while at PLIP, the firms are self-motivated by the skill set enhancement that comes from hiring an engineer/scientist. Put it another way, for diversity fairs, they're fulfilling an obligation, while at PLIP, they're helping themselves.
This all ties with complaints I've read about diversity fairs that the interviewers often seem to be either second-level hiring staff or just going through the motions. Don't know if my perception is off-base or not. But needless to say, this decision is painful either way.
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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby kyle010723 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:All in NYC market.


I guess all things equal, take 3 over 1

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:00 am

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kyle010723 wrote:Are you an IP person? Is your interview slot at PLIP a firm you want to work for (target market, etc)?

But yea, I think 3 > 1 unless your 1 is Jones Day or something.

The 3 in DC include Latham (other 2 are not much).. The 1 here at PLIP is Paul Weiss, alternate at Jones Day. Another small issue is the flight from Chicgo to DC & back.


Write to recruiters at whatever job fair you don't pick and explain that you've been allotted more interviews at X conflicting job fair and despite firm Y being at the top of your list, you'll need to go with the numbers. Then ask to reschedule a time when you're in town.

Personally, I'd go with the 3. A screener is exceptionally far from a guarantee of any kind. If you're a minority I also think that is a better card to play than just IP. Plus, you'll still get the IP boost at the minority fair.

On the other hand, better food here at PLIP hospitality suites. Suites at diversity faris are not as common, since they're rarely funded and opeated by volunteer interviewers and staff. You'll be lucky to get water.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:50 am

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kyle010723 wrote:Are you an IP person? Is your interview slot at PLIP a firm you want to work for (target market, etc)?

But yea, I think 3 > 1 unless your 1 is Jones Day or something.

The 3 in DC include Latham (other 2 are not much).. The 1 here at PLIP is Paul Weiss, alternate at Jones Day. Another small issue is the flight from Chicgo to DC & back.


Write to recruiters at whatever job fair you don't pick and explain that you've been allotted more interviews at X conflicting job fair and despite firm Y being at the top of your list, you'll need to go with the numbers. Then ask to reschedule a time when you're in town.

Personally, I'd go with the 3. A screener is exceptionally far from a guarantee of any kind. If you're a minority I also think that is a better card to play than just IP. Plus, you'll still get the IP boost at the minority fair.

On the other hand, better food here at PLIP hospitality suites. Suites at diversity faris are not as common, since they're rarely funded and opeated by volunteer interviewers and staff. You'll be lucky to get water.


I hope this was a joke reply.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I hope this was a joke reply.

I take my (and other's) food very seriously.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:04 pm

Who's going to SFIPLA next weekend? It'd be nice to have someone to eat lunch with.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby kyle010723 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I hope this was a joke reply.


Food is clearly the only reason why I am going to PLIP.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby Jsa725 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:18 pm

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby Nammertat » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:20 pm

Jsa725 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Who's going to SFIPLA next weekend? It'd be nice to have someone to eat lunch with.

I'm doing the SFIPLA-PLIP Tour '13 8)


I am also going "on tour." (But I am working Mon-Tues)

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:25 pm

I'm just realizing how difficult meeting up could be. "Um, I'll be the girl in the black skirt suit with the black bag." :?

I believe there's a lunch provided, so we should figure out a time/place to meet to eat when we get there. Hooray for smartphones.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby kyle010723 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:37 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:I'm just realizing how difficult meeting up could be. "Um, I'll be the girl in the black skirt suit with the black bag." :?

I believe there's a lunch provided, so we should figure out a time/place to meet to eat when we get there. Hooray for smartphones.


I would recommend a pink full length dress and a pink bag, I hear that's how Harvard students get jobs. See e.g. Legally Blonde.

of course, it also helps with identification purposes...

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby Jsa725 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:41 pm

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby kyle010723 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:42 pm

Jsa725 wrote:Does that mean you are going to wear a pink tie and a pink pocket square?!


Shhhhh!! Dont give away my secrets. But if you want to know the secret to success... this is it.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby Jsa725 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:48 pm

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby chem » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:57 pm

Nammertat wrote:
Jsa725 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Who's going to SFIPLA next weekend? It'd be nice to have someone to eat lunch with.

I'm doing the SFIPLA-PLIP Tour '13 8)


I am also going "on tour." (But I am working Mon-Tues)


Same here!

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:12 pm

kyle010723 wrote:
Jsa725 wrote:Does that mean you are going to wear a pink tie and a pink pocket square?!


Shhhhh!! Dont give away my secrets. But if you want to know the secret to success... this is it.

That suit only works if you have those shoes too. You do have the shoes, right?

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby kyle010723 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:33 pm

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kyle010723 wrote:Shhhhh!! Dont give away my secrets. But if you want to know the secret to success... this is it.

That suit only works if you have those shoes too. You do have the shoes, right?


Clearly!! add to shopping bag...

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:51 pm

kyle010723 wrote:
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kyle010723 wrote:Shhhhh!! Dont give away my secrets. But if you want to know the secret to success... this is it.

That suit only works if you have those shoes too. You do have the shoes, right?


Clearly!! add to shopping bag...

:D

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby Jsa725 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:44 pm

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby MarcZero » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:20 pm

Good news of the day: I got an email from PLIP adding another interview due to others cancelling!

Bad news of the day: While getting a haircut, the stylist accidentally shaved off a large portion of my hair down to the scalp. I'll be in Chicago looking like a cancer patient now!

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby kyle010723 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:44 pm

MarcZero wrote:Good news of the day: I got an email from PLIP adding another interview due to others cancelling!

Bad news of the day: While getting a haircut, the stylist accidentally shaved off a large portion of my hair down to the scalp. I'll be in Chicago looking like a cancer patient now!


Were you alternate at that interview they contacted you about?

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby MarcZero » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:30 pm

kyle010723 wrote:
MarcZero wrote:Good news of the day: I got an email from PLIP adding another interview due to others cancelling!

Bad news of the day: While getting a haircut, the stylist accidentally shaved off a large portion of my hair down to the scalp. I'll be in Chicago looking like a cancer patient now!


Were you alternate at that interview they contacted you about?


Yep. I was 1st alternate for the firm.

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby kyle010723 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:32 pm

MarcZero wrote:Yep. I was 1st alternate for the firm.


Awesome, congrats!

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby Jsa725 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:39 pm

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Re: Loyola PLIP 2013:Past PLIPrs,what interview Qs were u asked?

Postby chem » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:09 pm

Enjoy my interviews all. I won't be attending, accepting an offer




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