Renne Walker wrote:
Pokemon wrote:Also, there are legitimately interested firms in the students of a school that end up not getting a single student from that school. At my school, a ton of firms showed up, yet not all of them got students to accept their offers. During a callback, one of the recruiters complained that it was not worth it for them to come anymore to my school, though they did so in the past, because students were not accepting their offers.
In guessing I would think that the firm is low-balling the cream of the crop and bypassing median and below. What else could it be ITE?
First, OCI fees vary on the basis of the size of the firm. So bigger firms pay more, and smaller firms pay less. I am not sure whether the division is made by revenues, size or something along those lines.
Firms who do not get any students are not really low-balling the cream of the crop as much as it is an inefficient system. I am actually a believer in JD Match or similar projects will work in the future because there is so much uncertainty in the recruitment process both for firms and students.
Think about a V80 in a secondary market or something along those lines. It is very difficult for them to figure who they will hire. They cannot offer everyone cause they are afraid of too many acceptances. They probably know historically that they are not getting the grade superstars. They will make 3-4 offers, maybe, and it can very easily happen that due to geography or ranking, none of those students from a particular T-14 will accept them. Even when a firm goes for median, below median students, they tend to go for the students that other firms will go for (someone with impeccable interviewing skills, or someone with work experience etc).
If recruiting was merely a matter of choice for firms, then they would not have recruiting mixers and would also not sponsor a ton of school events. It might not seem like that to students who strike out, but during fishing season (OCI), firms compete with each other and very easily a firm can leave a school empty handed. I do know firms that gave callbacks and did not get students from my t-14.
Also, according to TLS, none of the students accepted the Goodwin NYC offers like two years ago, forcing the firm to re-recruit later in fall. Same way that some above median students can strike out via bad luck, even good firms can do the same and not get a single student from a particular school, even though somewhere in that school there is a student willing to give his left kidney for a jerb at that firm.