yankees12 wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Also, would be interested to know if students at schools which use resume drops think they are more effective than mass mailing.
My T20 school has a bunch of resume collects in addition to normal OCI and I think they're pretty useless. I had significantly better luck through mass mailing on my own. Even grades were irrelevant - I think they just expend so much time and money on the schools they visit that it isn't worth it for them to also screen all of these extra resumes. Maybe you'd have better luck from YLS, but if they already don't visit for FIP, then they probably figure YLS students aren't interested
I'm the quoted OP. That was my suspicion.
And, as you suggest, I think the main problem with mass mailing at YLS is that non-FIP firms basically just assume that you're mass mailing them as backups in case you strike out at FIP. I mass mailed a few firms, and most of them just emailed me a rejection a few weeks later. However, I harassed one of the firms I mass mailed - asking the recruiting staff questions, telling them when I was going to be in town, etc - and eventually that firm gave in and offered me a CB. Presumably my series of emails convinced them I was seriously interested.