2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

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2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:45 am

Who's going?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:40 pm

I am.

Question. What's the significance of the numbers attached to bids if the interviews are by preselects+lottery? Is there no significance - as in no "ranking" of the bids, just pick 25 you want?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:33 pm

do you have to turn in your final copy resume by the end of registration ?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am.

Question. What's the significance of the numbers attached to bids if the interviews are by preselects+lottery? Is there no significance - as in no "ranking" of the bids, just pick 25 you want?


Went last year. Bids matter for the lottery portion.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:do you have to turn in your final copy resume by the end of registration ?


Curious about this as well. I don't have all of my spring grades yet. Crap.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:16 am

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Anonymous User wrote:I am.

Question. What's the significance of the numbers attached to bids if the interviews are by preselects+lottery? Is there no significance - as in no "ranking" of the bids, just pick 25 you want?


Went last year. Bids matter for the lottery portion.


Then doesn't that mean that you should really bid the firms you probably WON'T get an interview with higher?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:42 pm

I have to fly in the attend. Medianish grades at CCN. No ties. Asian. Worth going to?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:08 pm

Since we're submitting transcripts for most of the firms, are people including their GPAs on their resumes as well, or just leaving them off?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:27 pm

Does anyone know what document Sedgwick wants uploaded for 'other documents' on their bid page?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:24 am

...appears just as thread full of questions than answers. Has ANYONE attended? :/

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:49 am

I got my job through this, so yes worth going to! The more callbacks you can get in the better.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:24 pm

For those who received screeners/callbacks in past years, what was your school range/ GPA / ties to the Bay Area?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I got my job through this, so yes worth going to! The more callbacks you can get in the better.


Any advice for bidding or cover letters?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:40 am

Re: any advice for bidding; no not really. Just know they do fewer interviews through this so they'll likely know your resume and cover letter and have more questions as compared to oci when interviewers are overwhelmed.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:Re: any advice for bidding; no not really. Just know they do fewer interviews through this so they'll likely know your resume and cover letter and have more questions as compared to oci when interviewers are overwhelmed.


Well, 17 interviews in a day isn't really a cake walk if it is only 1 or 2 recruiters going through 3 people per hour.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:46 pm

Is there ANY hope for someone who has no ties to the area? Only has SoCal ties but genuinely interested in living in the area.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:10 am

Is anyone booking plane tickets before the 22nd of July? Seems last minute (as the fair is on the 27th) but there's a real possibility that I would strike out and not have a single interview, right...?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:03 am

Do we really not find out until the week of/before?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:18 am

Question, I'm like 25% Spanish, does this qualify me as a minority regardless of whether I typically identify as Caucasian?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:Question, I'm like 25% Spanish, does this qualify me as a minority regardless of whether I typically identify as Caucasian?

I think if you're European Spanish it doesn't count as minority. If your family is from a Spanish-speaking country that is considered a minority in the broader US (see: Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, etc) then I think it does count. I'm making this assumption based on the fact that being Italian or Greek or French or Portugese doesn't make you a minority for these purposes either.

I'm just guessing though, if someone knows better please correct me.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:39 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Question, I'm like 25% Spanish, does this qualify me as a minority regardless of whether I typically identify as Caucasian?

I think if you're European Spanish it doesn't count as minority. If your family is from a Spanish-speaking country that is considered a minority in the broader US (see: Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, etc) then I think it does count. I'm making this assumption based on the fact that being Italian or Greek or French or Portugese doesn't make you a minority for these purposes either.

I'm just guessing though, if someone knows better please correct me.


I've always thought that too - but I read up on it recently and one definition of Hispanic is one of descent from the Iberian Peninsula. Thus, I have mulling over identifying and attending a career fair since I have always claimed it as part of my background and further my family maintains some cultural traditions from it.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:I've always thought that too - but I read up on it recently and one definition of Hispanic is one of descent from the Iberian Peninsula. Thus, I have mulling over identifying and attending a career fair since I have always claimed it as part of my background and further my family maintains some cultural traditions from it.

There is a (significant, IMO) difference between "one definition" and "relevant definition."

On the one hand, I doubt anyone is going to be checking your minority status to see if it's legit at a career fair. On the other hand, it's sketchy to try and twist the definition of minority to include yourself just to participate in a career fair. I get it though, any help w/job hunting is a plus.

Did you check hispanic or white when you applied for LS?

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:19 am

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Anonymous User wrote:I've always thought that too - but I read up on it recently and one definition of Hispanic is one of descent from the Iberian Peninsula. Thus, I have mulling over identifying and attending a career fair since I have always claimed it as part of my background and further my family maintains some cultural traditions from it.

There is a (significant, IMO) difference between "one definition" and "relevant definition."

On the one hand, I doubt anyone is going to be checking your minority status to see if it's legit at a career fair. On the other hand, it's sketchy to try and twist the definition of minority to include yourself just to participate in a career fair. I get it though, any help w/job hunting is a plus.

Did you check Hispanic or white when you applied for LS?


I agree with you. Hence why I am trying to gather what other people think before I do something foolish.

I checked White.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:23 am

Anonymous User wrote:I agree with you. Hence why I am trying to gather what other people think before I do something foolish.

I checked White.

Yeeeahhh, I asked a few friends and consensus is that even though Spanish is 'hispanic' it isn't minority (just like Italian is 'Latin' but not a minority). Attending career fairs for minorities would make you come off as sort of weird, I think. Especially if the interviewers at these fairs are actual minorities.

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Re: 2013 Bay Area Diversity Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:05 am

invitations should be out.
I only have one alternate. Can someone share which firms have made the selections?




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