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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:23 am

Anonymous User wrote:Are there any statistics on how many people get jobs at OCI? My meeting with CPP has me stressing and sad.

Fear not, it's still a Penn degree, even if OCI isn't for all of us. I'm counting 100% on mass mailing / networking myself.

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:25 am

(thanks for the help! :D )
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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:47 am

Anyone just get an email from Cravath? It seems to read like I've met with the firm before or something, but as far as I know I havent attended a single Cravath event.

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby AlwaysPlayTheFox » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone just get an email from Cravath? It seems to read like I've met with the firm before or something, but as far as I know I havent attended a single Cravath event.

Got the same email. Went to their firm reception. Thought that likely spurred the email.

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:26 pm

Reminder bids are due tomorrow before midnight!

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:41 am

Should a transfer student bid comparably to someone with median grades? I have 2 pre-OCI call backs and another 2 possibly coming, so I'm willing to be a little aggressive, but wasn't sure what the baseline would be for a transfer. Mainly targeting NYC. Appreciate any insight.

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby tmanthedman » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Are there any statistics on how many people get jobs at OCI? My meeting with CPP has me stressing and sad.


Same question here, ideally the success rate at OCI for people who participated in OCI, not percentage of the entire class.

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:29 pm

Anyone that did LA/SF regionals last year know what firms accept in terms of grades? Or the likelihood of an offer in those markets via regional OCI without stellar grades?

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:01 pm

Hey all. Freaking out about OCI after reading some of these replies. My grades are: B-, B, B, B+, B, B, B. I think that's exactly a 3.0, if not less. How screwed am I? Advice?

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:35 pm

you're not necessarily screwed, but you're certainly not in a safe position. I'd really hustle starting asap. Mass mailing, informational interviews, networking events, practice interviews, anything you can do to boost your odds is a good move, not just because of your grades, but for everyone.

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:15 pm

Is it worth my while to be cancelling interviews at firms that are a long shot? Also can I sign up for as many waitlists as I want?

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:26 pm

I think it depends--if the law firm is one that has a grade cutoff (like DPW or S&C) and your grades are too low, then you are likely not gonna get it. But it may still be a good practice.

On a separate note, how many interviews are you all getting? (I have 24)

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:32 pm

I got 16

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:24 pm

23 here

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:37 pm

I got 25 here...btw is it possible to trade interviews with others? In terms of getting onto the waitlist, all we need to do is opt-in right?

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:56 pm

21 here, I know people with as few as 14 and up to 27.

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:04 pm

20 here. I can't help but think this is an inefficient system. For instance, I'm sure there are people with interviews with firms they will never work for and people with interviews with firms they have no shot at getting an offer from.

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby penn278 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:12 pm

That's why the trading market is about to get really hot! If anyone has any questions or needs advice- hit me up. The key right now is to wait until the canvas board goes up for trading and then hustle like crazy.

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby penn278 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:44 pm

penn278 wrote:That's why the trading market is about to get really hot! If anyone has any questions or needs advice- hit me up. The key right now is to wait until the canvas board goes up for trading and then hustle like crazy.


Somebody asked about finding the swap board- it won't go up right away until schedules are finalized. This is the message CPP sent out on July 28th last year:

"Swap Board
Swaps will be processed beginning today.

In order to swap an interview:
1. Students must be in the same class year.
2. Students must be interviewing for the same office location (a limited exception exists for schedules that share slots among multiple locations, denoted by an [s] on the spreadsheet on our website).
3. Once a swap has been agreed upon, one of the students involved must email CP&P (copying the other party to the swap) indicating the same.
4. Swaps must be submitted by 12:00 noon 2 business days before the scheduled interview (i.e. if the interview is Wednesday, August 6, swaps must be submitted by noon on Monday, August 4. If the interview is Monday, August 11, swaps must be submitted by noon on Thursday, August 7.).
5. Swaps will be executed once daily; please be patient and wait for a confirmation email that your swap has been completed in Symplicity.

In order to find someone to replace you or swap with you on a schedule, you are welcome to use the discussion board in the Canvas course "OCI interviews". Click "+Discussion" and enter a title, description, and beginning and end dates for your post. Be sure to include the employer name, interview location, date and time (i.e. "Interview available: Cravath, NYC, August 12, 9:20 a.m.") and your contact information. Click "Save" and then "Publish" to publish your post. Please delete your post once you have agreed to swap with a classmate.

If you are seeking to stay on a schedule, but swap times, please note that you are able to view the names of your classmates also on the schedule through Symplicity by clicking on the Scheduled Interviews tab and then on the date to the left of each interview. You may contact them directly to determine if anyone is willing to swap times with you.

Open Slots
Students may sign up for slots still available on any schedule through Symplicity beginning today, Monday, July 28 at 5:00 p.m. EST. To do so, click on the OCI tab. The date next to any schedules with open slots will be displayed as a button. Click on that button and choose the time slot you would like as well as a resume to be attached to your bid, and click Sign Up. Each student will be able to sign up for a maximum of 2 open slots per day. Open slot signups for each employer will close at 5:00 p.m. EST 2 days before the applicable interview date. A list of schedules with open slots as of today is attached."

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:48 am

Perhaps you over bid your grades and you're panicking. Perhaps you want to trade me a STB or a Sidley for firms you have a better shot at... :?:

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:36 am

Anyone here want my interviews for STB or SullyCrom DC? I'm looking to trade for less grade selective firms in DC, NY or California.

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Clearly » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:42 am

PM me I have what you need.

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:46 am

New Poll Posted btw.

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby penn278 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:55 am

Just a heads up not to try trading through CPP yet. A friend tried and was old that both parties should just drop their interviews by July 21st for people who want them on the waitlist. You probably have to wait until the final schedules are released in a couple weeks to actually execute the trades.

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Re: Penn OCI 2015 (C/O 2017)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:17 am

Anyone had any screeners/CBs already through independent outreach?




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