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Below Median at P - Need Help with Bid List

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:59 pm

What firms should I target with a 3.0 from P if I'm bidding NYC? I have two years WE, diverse (immigrant to the US).

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Below Median at P - Need Help with Bid List

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What firms should I target with a 3.0 from P if I'm bidding NYC? I have two years WE, diverse (immigrant to the US).

Any help is appreciated.


What rank is that?

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Re: Below Median at P - Need Help with Bid List

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:47 pm

Ask your CSO for the CB/offer charts but the answer is probably gonna be NYC firms w large class sizes

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Re: Below Median at P - Need Help with Bid List

Postby mr.hands » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What firms should I target with a 3.0 from P if I'm bidding NYC? I have two years WE, diverse (immigrant to the US).

Any help is appreciated.


What rank is that?


Yeah, what rank are you and what's median?

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Re: Below Median at P - Need Help with Bid List

Postby justicefishy » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:17 am

mr.hands wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What firms should I target with a 3.0 from P if I'm bidding NYC? I have two years WE, diverse (immigrant to the US).

Any help is appreciated.


What rank is that?


Yeah, what rank are you and what's median?


Penn doesn't say either. Median is probably around a 3.3 after 1L but no one really knows about ranking or what median really is. The grade distributions we got from CP&P are pretty informative and there's a ton of people, even with kind of meh GPAs, that still get damn good firms.

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Re: Below Median at P - Need Help with Bid List

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:16 pm

justicefishy wrote:
mr.hands wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What firms should I target with a 3.0 from P if I'm bidding NYC? I have two years WE, diverse (immigrant to the US).

Any help is appreciated.


What rank is that?


Yeah, what rank are you and what's median?


Penn doesn't say either. Median is probably around a 3.3 after 1L but no one really knows about ranking or what median really is. The grade distributions we got from CP&P are pretty informative and there's a ton of people, even with kind of meh GPAs, that still get damn good firms.

3.0 is bottom quarter at most. Not impossible to get a firm job with those grades, but not an ideal situation either. Less selective NYC firms with big-ish classes and firms in markets to which you have super-solid ties are your friend. Start mass-mailing non-OCI employers soon. Scour the resume collects. If you have any kind of connections, leverage them early and often. You have a shot if you hustle now.

Edit: I just saw you have a diverse background. Obviously go to every diversity network event/job fair possible. This is by far your best shot at something good (though by no means take this as a signal to disregard any previous suggestions).

Good luck.

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Re: Below Median at P - Need Help with Bid List

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:29 pm

OP here. Yeah, we don't get class rank/median info from school. Thanks for everyone's help! This will be interesting next couple of months.

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Re: Below Median at P - Need Help with Bid List

Postby quakeroats » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here. Yeah, we don't get class rank/median info from school. Thanks for everyone's help! This will be interesting next couple of months.


Someone posted a bunch of this a few years ago. Much of it was Georgetown and UVA data if memory serves. They had firms listed by GPA selectivity and a bunch of advice for bidding. Spending a few hours searching for that and other TLS advice might be a good idea.




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