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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:19 pm

Shit, I just discovered that OCI happens on the weekend. There's a a memorial services for my grandparents in Nebraska that weekend and I was assuming I could squeeze in a fast trip there and back without screwing myself. :-/

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:20 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Shit, I just discovered that OCI happens on the weekend. There's a a memorial services for my grandparents in Nebraska that weekend and I was assuming I could squeeze in a fast trip there and back without screwing myself. :-/

That sucks, I'm sorry. We do get a day off for CCBA but that's it ):

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby D-hops » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:33 pm

Flips88 wrote:Jumping in to be any help that I can.

Journal is dumb and I hate whoever first attached importance to it in the legal hiring world. But the fact is people still care for some reason. I think if you don't do a journal, you should have some fallback extra curricular that you are committed to whether it's trial team, a clinic, volunteering a lot, etc. They want to see that you're active.


So much this. Unless you are doing corporate work. Then I'm pretty sure no one gives a fuck. Do ELC or something.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Fabulist » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:17 pm

What's a reasonable time period for callbacks ending? Mid-September?

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Postby IAFG » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:19 pm

Fabulist wrote:What's a reasonable time period for callbacks ending? Mid-September?

Depends on your market/grades/where you got the CBs from.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby lgleye » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:39 pm

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:42 pm

lgleye wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Shit, I just discovered that OCI happens on the weekend. There's a a memorial services for my grandparents in Nebraska that weekend and I was assuming I could squeeze in a fast trip there and back without screwing myself. :-/

That sucks, I'm sorry. We do get a day off for CCBA but that's it ):

Am I missing something? the only OCI dates I see are 13-15 (Tues-Thurs) and 19-23 (Mon-Fri), with CCBA Diversity on the 16th.

Maybe I'm misinformed, but I was under the impression that OCI went straight through the 13th to the 23rd with a break for CCBA. TBF it's totally possible that I input it into my calendar that way for ease and then forgot that the weekend wasn't included. I'm guessing that Rink has called the Career Services office and confirmed the dates though, because she said she "just discovered" that it happens on the weekend?

I know I would sure appreciate an extra 2 days to get my shit together in the middle of OCI...

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby bk1 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:57 pm

I don't think there are interviews on the weekend.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:58 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
lgleye wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Shit, I just discovered that OCI happens on the weekend. There's a a memorial services for my grandparents in Nebraska that weekend and I was assuming I could squeeze in a fast trip there and back without screwing myself. :-/

That sucks, I'm sorry. We do get a day off for CCBA but that's it ):

Am I missing something? the only OCI dates I see are 13-15 (Tues-Thurs) and 19-23 (Mon-Fri), with CCBA Diversity on the 16th.

Maybe I'm misinformed, but I was under the impression that OCI went straight through the 13th to the 23rd with a break for CCBA. TBF it's totally possible that I input it into my calendar that way for ease and then forgot that the weekend wasn't included. I'm guessing that Rink has called the Career Services office and confirmed the dates though, because she said she "just discovered" that it happens on the weekend?

I know I would sure appreciate an extra 2 days to get my shit together in the middle of OCI...

Called? You are giving me waaay too much credit. I'm so far behind on this shit, it's not even funny. :? I threw together my bids for the SF IP fair literally in like 4 hours, and that's basically all I've done so far.

I "discovered" this on the OCI>Class Schedules/Conflicts tab in Symplicity where you put in your own conflicts. Tues 8/13 to Fri 8/23 are all marked "OCI Session," including the middle weekend. So I'm just basing my freakout on that. Maybe the firms don't actually use the weekend slots? That'd be nice.

I have a phone appointment with Dave on Wednesday so if nobody else gets an answer before then, I'll definitely ask him.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:06 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Called? You are giving me waaay too much credit. I'm so far behind on this shit, it's not even funny. :? I threw together my bids for the SF IP fair literally in like 4 hours, and that's basically all I've done so far.

I "discovered" this on the OCI>Class Schedules/Conflicts tab in Symplicity where you put in your own conflicts. Tues 8/13 to Fri 8/23 are all marked "OCI Session," including the middle weekend. So I'm just basing my freakout on that. Maybe the firms don't actually use the weekend slots? That'd be nice.

I have a phone appointment with Dave on Wednesday so if nobody else gets an answer before then, I'll definitely ask him.

I can just call the office when they open tomorrow to confirm. Or you can if you want since you're the one who would have to book tickets if we have that weekend free.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Icculus » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:20 pm

There were no OCI screeners on the weekend last year, only interviews were on week days.

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Postby IAFG » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:30 pm

Icculus wrote:There were no OCI screeners on the weekend last year, only interviews were on week days.

also year prior

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Icculus » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:37 pm

IAFG wrote:
Icculus wrote:There were no OCI screeners on the weekend last year, only interviews were on week days.

also year prior


Which makes sense considering you need to get lawyers in to interview and the staff and CSO in there. Rink, my guess is as long as you are not missing a Friday or Monday you should be fine.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:46 pm

Icculus wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Icculus wrote:There were no OCI screeners on the weekend last year, only interviews were on week days.

also year prior


Which makes sense considering you need to get lawyers in to interview and the staff and CSO in there. Rink, my guess is as long as you are not missing a Friday or Monday you should be fine.

Whew, that's a huge relief! I figured I'd fly into Omaha or Lincoln as late as possible on Friday night and come back Sunday afternoon. So that should work!

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Pokemon » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:26 pm

I think, but not 100% that there were interviews only on one Saturday. Not both. Cannot remember whether first or second saturday.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Icculus » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:16 pm

Pokemon wrote:I think, but not 100% that there were interviews only on one Saturday. Not both. Cannot remember whether first or second saturday.


Looking at my calendar from last August I see nothing on either Saturday.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:19 pm

Icculus wrote:
Pokemon wrote:I think, but not 100% that there were interviews only on one Saturday. Not both. Cannot remember whether first or second saturday.


Looking at my calendar from last August I see nothing on either Saturday.

I know for a fact there were none because my journal orientation was on the saturday/sunday between the weeks.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby lgleye » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:57 am

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby IAFG » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:04 am

lgleye wrote:Okay, Rising 3L's and above:
Could you guys give us newbies examples of some nightmare screener questions that you've encountered at OCI?
(ie. questions that were just plan hard or posed by screeners who were just dicks)

Your "nightmare" screener is the one where the interviewer is very polite and asks softball questions but you never gives you a chance to really pitch yourself and then dings you in the afternoon.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby VulcanVulcanVulcan » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:22 am

IAFG wrote:
lgleye wrote:Okay, Rising 3L's and above:
Could you guys give us newbies examples of some nightmare screener questions that you've encountered at OCI?
(ie. questions that were just plan hard or posed by screeners who were just dicks)

Your "nightmare" screener is the one where the interviewer is very polite and asks softball questions but you never gives you a chance to really pitch yourself and then dings you in the afternoon.


This.

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Postby bdubs » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:26 am

IAFG wrote:
lgleye wrote:Okay, Rising 3L's and above:
Could you guys give us newbies examples of some nightmare screener questions that you've encountered at OCI?
(ie. questions that were just plan hard or posed by screeners who were just dicks)

Your "nightmare" screener is the one where the interviewer is very polite and asks softball questions but you never gives you a chance to really pitch yourself and then dings you in the afternoon.


In my experience this happens 100% of the time with firms that you have no shot at, but it's less common with firms where you're in the range.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Icculus » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:46 am

IAFG wrote:
lgleye wrote:Okay, Rising 3L's and above:
Could you guys give us newbies examples of some nightmare screener questions that you've encountered at OCI?
(ie. questions that were just plan hard or posed by screeners who were just dicks)

Your "nightmare" screener is the one where the interviewer is very polite and asks softball questions but you never gives you a chance to really pitch yourself and then dings you in the afternoon.


This is the nightmare scenario.

Other questions that I heard or my friends were asked, however:

If you were a jungle animal that started with the first letter of your name, what animal would you be?

(At an interview I picked up from the hospitality suite) So why didn't you bid us higher to make sure you got an interview?

(I am a non-trad older student) Do you really think you can handle someone younger than you assigning you work and giving you advice? Or are you one of those people who knows everything?

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby IAFG » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:48 am

Icculus wrote:(At an interview I picked up from the hospitality suite) So why didn't you bid us higher to make sure you got an interview?

If you get this, tell them that the algorithm doesn't guarantee you get your top 1/3/5/10.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby franklyscarlet » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:49 am

I had a really quick answer to that jungle question in my head. I'm not sure what the hell that says about me other than "this girl is a weirdo who knows too much about birds of paradise."

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Postby Samara » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:53 am

franklyscarlet wrote:I had a really quick answer to that jungle question in my head. I'm not sure what the hell that says about me other than "this girl is a weirdo who knows too much about birds of paradise."

I can't even think of a jungle animal for my letter. I guess I would fail that interview.




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