Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Another data point: I have many callbacks where I'm below median and one V5 where I'm below 25th percentile. All NYC.
I have a similar situation outside of NYC. What's your strategy at these places, especially the below 25th? I have a solid number of callbacks but feeling like I can be dinged at most of them for grades is screwing with my head. Should I still be focused on getting more CBs in the sweet spot of high offer ratio and where I'm in grades contention? Or focus on preparing for the ones I have?
I am OP of the internal quote. I don't have a strategy for picking up more CBs and have decided not to reach out to other firms while I am in NY. I have CBs at a range of firms including ones where my grades are competitive, so I'm not worried about picking up extra. Also, I think grades will be less of an issue in the CB stage (though I would definitely be prepared to talk about them just in case). The odds of getting an offer from a callback are not 100%, but they're not terrible. The worst odds I know of are at places like DPW, where it's still 50%. Failures to convert a CB to an offer are likely to correlate, so the people that don't get offers at firm X because they are weird in the CB will probably have the same problem at firms Y and Z. Before OCI started, I thought 5 seemed like a safe number of CBs, so once I hit that I stopped massmailing.
I'm K-JD with no WE worth mentioning. AE on a secondary journal. Grades are above median but not stellar by any means. Semi-interesting summer job this summer but I know there are other UMich kids who had the exact same job. Not especially outgoing, but I don't come off as if I live in a cave either.