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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:42 am

Grabbed an open sign-up for a firm I had bid on (and didn't get), but didn't realize it was a different office until too late. Do I mention the office I bid on at all, or just do my best to pitch the office I signed up for? (0 ties.)


+1 I did the exact same thing

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:23 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Grabbed an open sign-up for a firm I had bid on (and didn't get), but didn't realize it was a different office until too late. Do I mention the office I bid on at all, or just do my best to pitch the office I signed up for? (0 ties.)


+1 I did the exact same thing


How do you find firms with open sign-ups?

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:29 am

If it just says to bring a "law school transcript" does that mean an unofficial transcript is acceptable?

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby snapdragon25 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If it just says to bring a "law school transcript" does that mean an unofficial transcript is acceptable?


Yes

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:35 pm

I dropped these and hope spots go to you fine people:

BaberhamLincoln wrote:Cooley (1. Boston; 2. NY)
Ropes & Gray (Boston)
Winston (PA)
Baker Botts (NY)
Wilson Sonsini (1. PA; 2. SF; 3. NY)
Wilmerhale (Boston)
Goodwin Procter (Boston)
Simpson Thacher (PA)


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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Grabbed an open sign-up for a firm I had bid on (and didn't get), but didn't realize it was a different office until too late. Do I mention the office I bid on at all, or just do my best to pitch the office I signed up for? (0 ties.)


+1 I did the exact same thing


is there a way to get another interview besides just opting-in? all I see is the option to opt-in to the waitlist. wondering if i'm missing something....

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Grabbed an open sign-up for a firm I had bid on (and didn't get), but didn't realize it was a different office until too late. Do I mention the office I bid on at all, or just do my best to pitch the office I signed up for? (0 ties.)


+1 I did the exact same thing


is there a way to get another interview besides just opting-in? all I see is the option to opt-in to the waitlist. wondering if i'm missing something....


I'm wondering the same thing

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby JohannDeMann » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:34 pm

BaberhamLincoln wrote:I dropped these and hope spots go to you fine people:

BaberhamLincoln wrote:Cooley (1. Boston; 2. NY)
Ropes & Gray (Boston)
Winston (PA)
Baker Botts (NY)
Wilson Sonsini (1. PA; 2. SF; 3. NY)
Wilmerhale (Boston)
Goodwin Procter (Boston)
Simpson Thacher (PA)



Thanks for not taking 18 associate positions. People accepting 18 jobs really messes up the job market these days.

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby snapdragon25 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Grabbed an open sign-up for a firm I had bid on (and didn't get), but didn't realize it was a different office until too late. Do I mention the office I bid on at all, or just do my best to pitch the office I signed up for? (0 ties.)


+1 I did the exact same thing


is there a way to get another interview besides just opting-in? all I see is the option to opt-in to the waitlist. wondering if i'm missing something....


Open sign-ups were yesterday from 12-3. Instructions for how it works are here (you probably have to sign into simplicity to see this):
https://careerspace.law.northwestern.ed ... 7h5jmz.pdf

This has the schedule for the other open sign-up times:
https://careerspace.law.northwestern.ed ... umw5d6.pdf

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:50 pm

snapdragon25 wrote:
Open sign-ups were yesterday from 12-3. Instructions for how it works are here (you probably have to sign into simplicity to see this):
https://careerspace.law.northwestern.ed ... 7h5jmz.pdf

This has the schedule for the other open sign-up times:
https://careerspace.law.northwestern.ed ... umw5d6.pdf


Either I didn't get the memo or I can't seem to find the memo because the only open sign up dates I received were from your first link.

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:58 pm

Lost in all this, I have paid no consideration to what classes to sign up :lol:

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Cobretti » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:59 pm

You just got them in an email yesterday, the one tagged oci

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:03 pm

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snapdragon25 wrote:
Open sign-ups were yesterday from 12-3. Instructions for how it works are here (you probably have to sign into simplicity to see this):
https://careerspace.law.northwestern.ed ... 7h5jmz.pdf

This has the schedule for the other open sign-up times:
https://careerspace.law.northwestern.ed ... umw5d6.pdf


Either I didn't get the memo or I can't seem to find the memo because the only open sign up dates I received were from your first link.


i'm feeling the same... the way i read those links is that open sign ups don't start until Aug. 9. at noon. Am I reading this wrong?

Also, what is the point of the waitlist if there are also open sign ups?

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
snapdragon25 wrote:
Open sign-ups were yesterday from 12-3. Instructions for how it works are here (you probably have to sign into simplicity to see this):
https://careerspace.law.northwestern.ed ... 7h5jmz.pdf

This has the schedule for the other open sign-up times:
https://careerspace.law.northwestern.ed ... umw5d6.pdf


Either I didn't get the memo or I can't seem to find the memo because the only open sign up dates I received were from your first link.


i'm feeling the same... the way i read those links is that open sign ups don't start until Aug. 9. at noon. Am I reading this wrong?

Also, what is the point of the waitlist if there are also open sign ups?


I just found it lol. It was in the August 3 email that was sent at like 4 in the morning. I need to do a better job reading those emails

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
snapdragon25 wrote:
Open sign-ups were yesterday from 12-3. Instructions for how it works are here (you probably have to sign into simplicity to see this):
https://careerspace.law.northwestern.ed ... 7h5jmz.pdf

This has the schedule for the other open sign-up times:
https://careerspace.law.northwestern.ed ... umw5d6.pdf


Either I didn't get the memo or I can't seem to find the memo because the only open sign up dates I received were from your first link.


i'm feeling the same... the way i read those links is that open sign ups don't start until Aug. 9. at noon. Am I reading this wrong?

Also, what is the point of the waitlist if there are also open sign ups?


I just found it lol. It was in the August 3 email that was sent at like 4 in the morning. I need to do a better job reading those emails


ugh, i see the email you are talking about. that's annoying that they added another open sign up period and didn't make it clearer... also, this open sign up was at the same time as the OTIP LA program :?

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:21 pm

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Tips on how to handle?

Anonymous User wrote:Grabbed an open sign-up for a firm I had bid on (and didn't get), but didn't realize it was a different office until too late. Do I mention the office I bid on at all, or just do my best to pitch the office I signed up for? (0 ties.)

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Cobretti » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:-

Tips on how to handle?

Anonymous User wrote:Grabbed an open sign-up for a firm I had bid on (and didn't get), but didn't realize it was a different office until too late. Do I mention the office I bid on at all, or just do my best to pitch the office I signed up for? (0 ties.)

You can't cancel so just show up and make a good faith effort so they don't think you're wasting their time. You can try asking about the other office in the interview but that could have drastically different results depending on the firm. If it's not a firm that's open to people targeting multiple offices I would probably just politely smile through this screener and mass mail your target office.

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:47 pm

Does anyone have any insight on the HP in-house position?

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby cookiejar1 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone have any insight on the HP in-house position?


I think there's someone on the OCI Contact List who will be able to answer your questions.

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby lhanvt13 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone have any insight on the HP in-house position?

Pm me. I know someone

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby personofinterest » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:13 pm

The calm before the storm....

I wish everyone the best of luck! I look forward to hearing about everyone's CB's/offers/dings. Let's get through this together.

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:08 pm

according to this https://careerspace.law.northwestern.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/lz5bq03a2lvg.pdf we can only have sign up for 3 interviews during open sign-ups.. does this mean 3 total or 3 per open sign-up period?

i just signed up for 2 but i realize that I probably should be more strategic with the firms I sign up for if it is 3 total.

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:10 pm

Is resume paper actually important or will I be okay with regular paper?

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is resume paper actually important or will I be okay with regular paper?


+1 wondering this also.

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Re: Northwestern OCI 2015

Postby Fitz51 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is resume paper actually important or will I be okay with regular paper?


+1 wondering this also.


Only to the extent that a lot of other people will have resumes on resume paper and you don't necessarily want to stand out.




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