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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:53 pm

As a counterpoint: last year, after getting a few offers, I cancelled the rest of my callbacks and made a decision quickly. In fact, I made the decision so quickly that I chose wrong and, this year, I found myself doing 3L OGI. Don't hoard offers, but don't rush yourself, either.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby sprezz » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:34 pm

i fall on neither side of the trickle-down fence (sentimentally or situationally) but if you want to call someone out on a messageboard and inspire them to act with the collegial spirit that drew us all to this fine institution, the anonymous post is literally the least effective mechanism available

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I doubt people are hoarding offers here more so than at other schools, but I don't understand how picking the right firm can be so hard.


I finally made the decision, and withdrew all other offer, but this is more difficult than it seems. I know it can be hard to understand if you just want ONE offer, but it is definitely hard to decide when faced to pick two firms that are very similar in most respects, and you have people from both sides telling you why you should pick them.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:38 pm

I think most people are completely understanding of someone holding two (or maybe three) offers that they are having a difficult time deciding between. But, some people are fortunate to have many, and even if you have more than five, you're allowed what two weeks to get back down to five per NALP guidelines. I think the irritation comes in when some people are holding on to many. And, really the thing is that there may not be a "right" decision. You may do equally well at all the firms from which you hold offers. Life is confusing like that. Different paths that lead to maybe different places or maybe the same place in the end. I don't think there are that many people holding onto more than two or three offers though. Yes, move yourself towards a decision and release offers, but you should think about what you're doing first.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:40 pm

Today I declined two offers from secondary markets and accepted one offer from D.C. Good luck with your job search.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Today I declined two offers from secondary markets and accepted one offer from D.C. Good luck with your job search.


Congratulations! Mind if I ask where you accepted?

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:12 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Today I declined two offers from secondary markets and accepted one offer from D.C. Good luck with your job search.


Congratulations! Mind if I ask where you accepted?


Thanks.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Today I declined two offers from secondary markets and accepted one offer from D.C. Good luck with your job search.


Congratulations! Mind if I ask where you accepted?


Thanks.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.


That's great. Congratulations.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:01 pm

Has anyone heard from Paul Hastings yet?

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:45 pm

How about Milbank DC? Anything since CBs?

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:48 am

Any Cadwalader DC offers?

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from Paul Hastings yet?

They posted a request for summer associates in certain offices and practice groups on symplicity...

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any Cadwalader DC offers?


Offer in late August, declined it. Good luck!

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:08 pm

God bless KD.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:01 pm

Hopefully this will be encouraging to some and eye opening to others (I'm looking at you, 0Ls), but I just received (and accepted on the spot) an offer from an OGI firm.

I'm slightly below median and targeted DC firms during OGI without doing any mass mailing because I thought I was a special snowflake. Despite reading TLS for 3+ years now, it took only getting 4 pre-selects (plus 3 alternates and 7 lotteries), resulting in one callback, and finally one offer to realize that striking out was even a possibility, let alone probability for me. Thank god that it only takes one. Before OGI I wasn't really interested in this firm because it's small, pays slightly below market, and lacks preftige. After my callback I was held for three weeks while, more likely than not, other offers for this three-person class were outstanding. I can't even tell you how fucking thrilled I am and how lucky I feel right now.

Best of luck to everyone still hustling.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:59 pm

Anyone hear from Wiltshire Grannis?

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:22 pm

Officially struck out... good luck to everyone else!

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Officially struck out... good luck to everyone else!

As an FYI, there are still many firms still filling their summer classes. Don't just sit around and wait for career services to add them. If they are calling career services that means that they will be looking for resumes before hand, and many of these firms are probably not going to go through the work of calling Donovan when they have students from 200 schools e-mailing them on their own. An argument can be made that it's easier to get jerbs from mass mailing because you often get to bypass the screener, and jump right to the 25%+ chance of getting an offer. DC seems to be done, but literally every other market is still possible.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:29 pm

have people heard from baker hostetler (dc)?

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:39 pm

im still waiting to hear from BH dc as well

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:21 pm

How are things going for people?

Curious if most people have something lined up at this point. Do people think the market is better this year?

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How are things going for people?

Curious if most people have something lined up at this point. Do people think the market is better this year?

Median. No offers.

How are the other median people doing?

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How are things going for people?

Curious if most people have something lined up at this point. Do people think the market is better this year?


Below median.

Three offers.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How are things going for people?

Curious if most people have something lined up at this point. Do people think the market is better this year?


Below median.

Three offers.


URM? W/E? Connections?

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby sprezz » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:How are things going for people?

Curious if most people have something lined up at this point. Do people think the market is better this year?

why anon brother?




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