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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Pokemon » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For interviews, should we expect to have to explain relatively significant jumps in gpa, similar to what someone might do after retaking the lsat? I.e. I improved by .27- will that be a potential yellow/red flag?


No... not a yellow flag.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Samara » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:37 pm

18 total, including 49 and 50. 8)
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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Georgia Avenue » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For interviews, should we expect to have to explain relatively significant jumps in gpa, similar to what someone might do after retaking the lsat? I.e. I improved by .27- will that be a potential yellow/red flag?


nah. have an answer prepared in case it comes up, but i doubt you'll need (or want) to affirmatively explain it

it could come in handy, though - i raised my CLR grade a significant amount from one semester to the next, so if CLR/"did you change your study habits from one semester to the next" came up i was able to say that i really focused on CLR because i recognized how important it would be for litigation blah blah meow chow. seemed to go over well in the interviews where it came up.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:42 pm

17 interviews. Got the first 9 bids (14 out of top 20). Lowest bid 50, but it's totally a hail mary firm so LOL to that.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby franklyscarlet » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:43 pm

So based on these numbers here, I kind of screwed up if I only got 15? I got the majority of the Chicago/NY firms I wanted, though.

adding CCBA to that I'm at 23, so I guess that's not bad.

eta: 8 of top 10, lowest 39.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Roll Fizzlebeef » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:53 pm

I think it's going to heavily depend on market, no? So you didn't necessarily do anything wrong.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Georgia Avenue » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:57 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:So based on these numbers here, I kind of screwed up if I only got 15? I got the majority of the Chicago/NY firms I wanted, though.

adding CCBA to that I'm at 23, so I guess that's not bad.

eta: 8 of top 10, lowest 39.


not at all

if you bid heavily chicago you shouldn't expect tons of interviews

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:02 pm

So how much are these likely to change as firms shuffle their schedules?

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby franklyscarlet » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:03 pm

Georgia Avenue wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:So based on these numbers here, I kind of screwed up if I only got 15? I got the majority of the Chicago/NY firms I wanted, though.

adding CCBA to that I'm at 23, so I guess that's not bad.

eta: 8 of top 10, lowest 39.


not at all

if you bid heavily chicago you shouldn't expect tons of interviews


thanks for the reassurance. I did bid heavily chicago, came out with 9 there.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Dawkins » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:20 pm

I got 19. Mostly in LA and Silicon Valley. 5 in Chicago.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby lgleye » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:23 pm

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby eschewinganonymity » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:38 pm

lgleye wrote:Got 19, including
7 of top 10; 13 of 20, and then #23. all NYC. Add 5 in Boston.
Damn, those British firms went fast. But really surprised I got the 2 Paul's and OMM in the upper teens.

When can we expect to know the name of the screener?


One of my firms already has the name of the interviewer so I assume that means that they will add it as it becomes available to them...

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:07 pm

How in the F did I miss Baker & McKenzie at 3?

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Pokemon » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:12 pm

There are also cancellations and stuff, so your number might increase.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Samara » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:17 pm

Pokemon wrote:There are also cancellations and stuff, so your number might increase.

How do we pick up interviews from cancellations? Will the slots be automatically distributed or is there a sign-up process?

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby zozin » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:31 pm

Samara wrote:
Pokemon wrote:There are also cancellations and stuff, so your number might increase.

How do we pick up interviews from cancellations? Will the slots be automatically distributed or is there a sign-up process?

If I'm reading the OCI Guide on CareerSpace correctly, I think the lottery rules apply. If you're #1 on a wait-list and someone cancels, you get that interview automatically. Then, two days before the start of OCI, there's open sign-ups where if anyone cancels you can sign up for the free spot yourself.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Pokemon » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:36 pm

zozin wrote:
Samara wrote:
Pokemon wrote:There are also cancellations and stuff, so your number might increase.

How do we pick up interviews from cancellations? Will the slots be automatically distributed or is there a sign-up process?

If I'm reading the OCI Guide on CareerSpace correctly, I think the lottery rules apply. If you're #1 on a wait-list and someone cancels, you get that interview automatically. Then, two days before the start of OCI, there's open sign-ups where if anyone cancels you can sign up for the free spot yourself.


Yes something like this seems correct. I got interview with MB last year out of waitlist (I think MB, maybe another firm). Then, during OCI you can also do the sign up thing. You would be surprised by the amount of spots that open up.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:38 pm

If the system makes a change to our interview schedule (reschedule/add/delete), do we get a notification?

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Pokemon » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:38 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:If the system makes a change to our interview schedule (reschedule/add/delete), do we get a notification?


No that I remember. However you get reminder like a day before each interview.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby splitmuch » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:39 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:If the system makes a change to our interview schedule (reschedule/add/delete), do we get a notification?


I'm not sure, I don't think its very common for a reschedule/add/delete to occur.I know it didn't happen once to me. What you will want to check the morning of the interviews though is the interviewers listed. Those change without notification.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:42 pm

splitmuch wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:If the system makes a change to our interview schedule (reschedule/add/delete), do we get a notification?


I'm not sure, I don't think its very common for a reschedule/add/delete to occur.I know it didn't happen once to me. What you will want to check the morning of the interviews though is the interviewers listed. Those change without notification.

Bummer. For SFIPLA, I got an email that an interview had been added. So clearly Symplicity has the functionality to do it.

I'd never leave it until the last minute to check, but still, it'd suck to spend several days researching and then log back in to find your slate of firms had entirely changed.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Pokemon » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:47 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
splitmuch wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:If the system makes a change to our interview schedule (reschedule/add/delete), do we get a notification?


I'm not sure, I don't think its very common for a reschedule/add/delete to occur.I know it didn't happen once to me. What you will want to check the morning of the interviews though is the interviewers listed. Those change without notification.

Bummer. For SFIPLA, I got an email that an interview had been added. So clearly Symplicity has the functionality to do it.

I'd never leave it until the last minute to check, but still, it'd suck to spend several days researching and then log back in to find your slate of firms had entirely changed.


Dude, your entire slate will not change. Nor will you spend entire weeks researching things without checking simplicity in the meantime.

Other tip from a 3L, continue checking simplicity because firms looking for SAs do resume requests during this period. Because they are not visiting, it does not necessarily mean they are not interested in NU students. Some of the firms/offices are actually pretty good.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Kikero » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:20 pm

23 total, 9 of top 10, most of the rest are from pretty small markets I ranked 30+

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:23 pm

Wow 3L OCI sure filled up real quick.

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Re: NU OCI 2013/The Great Jerb Hunt

Postby lgleye » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:46 pm

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