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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:27 pm

Median: 8 Preselects, 5 Alternates (Including one V5). I'm content. Hopefully lottery + Alternates will kick in.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:25 pm

3.7x, just missed VLR. I got 25 preselects and 12 alternates, but most of the preselects are from secondary markets. Unfortunately, 2 of my top 3 firms are alternates.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:24 pm

3.65, some work experience. 37 preselects (10 DC, 10 NYC, 15 Boston, 2 other secondary). 4 alternates (3 DC, 1 NYC).

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:44 pm

3.65, 31 preselects, mostly CA firms and then the V10 in NY

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby chem » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:3.65, 31 preselects, mostly CA firms and then the V10 in NY


Norcal? If so PM! Thats where Ill be!

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:07 pm

Top 25 percent. Got obliterated on NY and DC but did well on secondaries. I am content, but just want to give a shout out to my homies who targeted NY and DC, because I assume it was tough.

Or maybe firms were just smart enough to realize I really didn't want to be in NY or DC. Or maybe I am just rationalizing.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:08 pm

ThreeYears wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is getting OTIP interviews predictive of getting OGI interviews. Scored 8 OTIP pre-selects. Can I just chill now?


Haha, no. not at allllll



I miss you.


I will see you sooooooooooon :)

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:46 pm

chem wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:3.65, 31 preselects, mostly CA firms and then the V10 in NY


Norcal? If so PM! Thats where Ill be!


ah, actually all socal, with just a couple preselects from the few norcal firms i put in for good measure...

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:25 pm

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chem wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:3.65, 31 preselects, mostly CA firms and then the V10 in NY


Norcal? If so PM! Thats where Ill be!


ah, actually all socal, with just a couple preselects from the few norcal firms i put in for good measure...

You killed me in SoCal. How big is Nixon Peabody's class btw?

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:29 pm

quite a bit below median, got 5 preselects but all secondary market.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:32 pm

Can someone post data of offer rates of SA's from past years?

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby jawsthegreat » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Top 25 percent. Got obliterated on NY and DC but did well on secondaries. I am content, but just want to give a shout out to my homies who targeted NY and DC, because I assume it was tough.

Or maybe firms were just smart enough to realize I really didn't want to be in NY or DC. Or maybe I am just rationalizing.


I went in to OGI w/ a 3.49 two years ago. Got crushed on preselects, ended up w/ 3 V10 callbacks and am working at one in NY. You'll be fine.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
chem wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:3.65, 31 preselects, mostly CA firms and then the V10 in NY


Norcal? If so PM! Thats where Ill be!


ah, actually all socal, with just a couple preselects from the few norcal firms i put in for good measure...

You killed me in SoCal. How big is Nixon Peabody's class btw?


i actually dont know, didnt bid on them

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:48 am

If we have more than 23 preselects, what factors should we consider when optimizing our bid list to get a job? Projected class size, number of callbacks, and number of interviews, definitely, but what else?

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:19 am

3.9x, went all in on DC. 20 preselects and 11 alternates. Certainly can't complain - just want to offer a data point.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:39 am

Anonymous User wrote:3.9x, went all in on DC. 20 preselects and 11 alternates. Certainly can't complain - just want to offer a data point.


Anon from above. Did you use all 50 of your bids?

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:13 am

Lower 3.6X - 19 preselects (12 DC, 7 secondary markets); 16 alternates (all DC). Very happy, except didn't get my top bid. Anyone have advice on accepting 22 to chance it in the lottery for my top bid?

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:52 am

3.8x. All in DC.

21 Preselects.
13 Alternates.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby joeshmo39 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:44 am

Based on this totally unrepresentative sample, looks like things are going pretty well. Granted, a lot of people posting are VLR or close to it, but it seems people have gotten a lot of good picks.

Remember that you'll probably pick up more interviews the week of OGI even if you're at the max. Firms come to interview top students and there's a limited supply, so career services will stick top students in with the firms even if you're over the limit.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:01 am

3.7X VLR, 38 preselects, 6 no invites, and 8 alternates. I bid around 10 TX offices - either pre-selected or no invited (no invited on offices where you can only interview with one office). I bid 3 Richmond offices and was pre-selected at all of them. The rest was DC and I wasn't surprised by any of the firms that I was accepted at or declined at. Can't complain as I was pre-selected at every firm in my top 25.

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby DocT » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:Lower 3.6X - 19 preselects (12 DC, 7 secondary markets); 16 alternates (all DC). Very happy, except didn't get my top bid. Anyone have advice on accepting 22 to chance it in the lottery for my top bid?


If you feel it's the near-perfect firm for you, then why not take a risk. However, before doing so it would be advisable to contact KDon about it and make it known that you are really trying for that firm, because he will do what he can outside the system. There should probably be a personal reason why it is top to really get him to go extra mile.

Was top bid still an alternate? Even if it doesn't come through in the lottery, you could special request it and still nab a screener (even if that ultimately brings you over 23). That happened to me (and others I know) and those screeners eventually led to offers. Not claiming that only alternates have a shot at special requests, but there is a good chance that an alternate is someone on the firm's radar but they have reservations because the resume doesn't convey a strong desire for that firm (which is what could come through in the screener).

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:16 am

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:44 am

Are these all just anonymous humble brags. I'm happy too but why is this a contest?

Out of curiosity if we're all around the same grade pool and got preselects in secondary markets with minimal ties like Richmond, Philly, etc does this mean ties no longer matter or that nobody bid?

I went about 25 percent in CA, 70 percent in NY and 100 percent in bumble(expletive). I think being upper class in these smaller cities may be better than being middle of the road in big cities but are these secondaries interview wastes?

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Re: 2013 UVA OGI Thread

Postby chem » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:59 am

Anonymous User wrote:Are these all just anonymous humble brags. I'm happy too but why is this a contest?

Out of curiosity if we're all around the same grade pool and got preselects in secondary markets with minimal ties like Richmond, Philly, etc does this mean ties no longer matter or that nobody bid?

I went about 25 percent in CA, 70 percent in NY and 100 percent in bumble(expletive). I think being upper class in these smaller cities may be better than being middle of the road in big cities but are these secondaries interview wastes?


Not a contest I don't think. People are just giving Data points, which can be helpful information both now and for the next class. A 3.5 next year may look at this and shy away from DC, whereas a 3.7 may be more aggressive. It can also help today's class, because if they get anomalous results it may be a problem with their application materials, and they can revise appropriately for mass mails




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