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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:35 pm

Jones Day DC ding via e-mail.
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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Finally got a MLB Philly ding email. Sent a followup email the other day. Pretty bummed but oh well.

Also, a NYC biglaw firm I massmailed a week or so ago emailed me last night around 9pm to let me know that they'd be reviewing my application and would get back to me. It wasn't like this was an automatic response or anything, so why even bother wasting a few minutes sending that email when you could just look at my resume and make up your mind?! Haha.


Hopefully they don't read TLS!

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:05 pm

Schulte offer today, CB late last week

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:29 pm

bump

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:32 pm

A couple of offers. Seems like it takes at most a week if its good news. NYC.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:59 pm

several callbacks but no offers yet...striking out and it does not feel good

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:24 am

Got an offer of Davis Polk yesterday. Interviewed on August 16.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer of Davis Polk yesterday. Interviewed on August 16.


Wow, a 2-week wait? Congrats!

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:47 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer of Davis Polk yesterday. Interviewed on August 16.


Wow, a 2-week wait? Congrats!


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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:40 am

Anonymous User wrote:several callbacks but no offers yet...striking out and it does not feel good

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Basically at the point where I'm waiting to hear back from 1 CB (who told me it'd take 2-3 weeks to decide, and I still have almost a week to go), but otherwise all my hopes are on whatever comes from mass mailing.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:10 am

Yeah. Not having a fun time over here. I'm mass mailing (~50 so far) but doing it now seems like a fruitless endeavor, and I'm getting into levels of shitlaw I thought I would never have to consider. Basically I feel like Andy Defresne from the Shawshank Redemption during the "escape" scene...

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:21 am

I came very close to attending Penn. I thought Philly would be a great fallback market for Penn … is that the case?

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:33 am

Anonymous User wrote:I came very close to attending Penn. I thought Philly would be a great fallback market for Penn … is that the case?


I wouldn't call it a fallback. I know people who targeted Philly as their primary market, struck out, and ended up at V10 firms in NYC.

If you're from PA, it's probably more of a fallback, but the summer class sizes are small enough that the firms can still be fairly selective. In terms of grades, the bigger shops in town can be pickier than many NYC firms: Duane, Ballard, and Dechert seem to be the most selective on this front, with Morgan not too far behind. The Penn name helps, but the firms are also eager recruit the top students from Temple, Nova, etc.

Also, for any market to be an effective fallback, you'll want a decent number of screeners to maximize your CB/offer chances. If you don't plan accordintly, I doubt you could do poorly at OCI, and then stand a decent chance of convincing a Philly firm to take you.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:00 pm

Some people seemed to do very well in Philly, while it seems like a lot of people struggled, probably because of the relatively low class sizes. But that seems to be how it was for OCI in general. FWIW I struck out with Philly at OCI, though I did get a screener through mass mailing (which I haven't had yet).

Philly firms really do like Penn students though. A friend at MLB Philly talked to their recruiting people for me a while ago and they basically said that they don't really care about grades when they interview Penn students, its all about personality.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Some people seemed to do very well in Philly, while it seems like a lot of people struggled, probably because of the relatively low class sizes. But that seems to be how it was for OCI in general. FWIW I struck out with Philly at OCI, though I did get a screener through mass mailing (which I haven't had yet).

Philly firms really do like Penn students though. A friend at MLB Philly talked to their recruiting people for me a while ago and they basically said that they don't really care about grades when they interview Penn students, its all about personality.

Good grades actually can hurt you at some Philly firms since they assume you're a flight risk.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:51 pm

Skadden LA callback.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:59 am

Mass mailing success: 3cbs/30 mails to a smaller secondary market. ~sent during/after OCI.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:03 pm

Any Philly news?

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any Philly news?

Post CB dings from Dechert and Ballard in the past week. I imagine offers must have gone out as well.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:29 pm

Has anyone heard back from cadwalader? Or know of someone who has?

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:32 pm

I just got my first callback! Yayyy *dance*

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I just got my first callback! Yayyy *dance*


oh I'd like to add that it was from a firm I interviewed with during OCI, if anyone else is waiting to hear back from firms.

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:06 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I just got my first callback! Yayyy *dance*


oh I'd like to add that it was from a firm I interviewed with during OCI, if anyone else is waiting to hear back from firms.

Which firm?

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:50 pm

Dechert offer

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Re: Penn OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:51 pm

First offer today (out of LA)! I hope everyone who is still searching also gets great news -- and quickly!




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