Anonymous User wrote: Desert Fox wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anybody else having a rough time out there? Top 25% targeting a couple major markets and I have 4-5 CBs out of roughly 17-20 interviews so far (virtually all interviews were at least 48 hours ago and most were in the first week). Did a ton of mocks with career services/alumni and got good reviews (my main mistake in a couple mocks was apparently making comments that could be taken as political which I've definitely stayed away from so far in the actual screeners). But people generally said I was appropriately serious but also personable. I have a targeted practice area and a pitch that basically describes how my life story/work experience have led me to want that area although I'm not targeting a specific practice group yet. Also thought I had an appropriate number of safeties (or as close as you can really get to a safety, basically a bunch of firms with decent class sizes that are below V30 and V50). So I'm not sure if I'm just screwing up interviews, grades/work experience aren't good enough, or if something else is going wrong. Or if this is just normal?
1) 5 is good.
2) V30-50 aren't "safeties". First of all, there is no such thing. A firm who isn't grade selective, isn't going to wet themselves at the thought of your 3.65 GPA. Second, your GPA range is about right on track for V30-50.
3) There is a definite drop off after top 15-20%, and you are on the wrong side of it. Your grades alone are not getting you callbacks at a 3.65gpa.
4) Check your assburgers if you didn't think about how this would upset people who don't have any CB's yet.
If I'm top 15-20% and have 0 CBs and 5 dings out of 17 interviews ... does this mean that I did seriously screw it up?
What is the deal with the remaining 12 interviews? Have they been making other callbacks yet?
And what do you think top 20% is? My year the cut off between getting a million CBs and getting several was more like 3.7-3.75 but class sizes are smaller according to rumors.
But still, you should be getting some callbacks, so ya, you are probably screwing it up.