2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby 5ky » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:40 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'm sure this varies significantly, but what is a typical amount of preselects for a person right at the median? I have 15 preselects without alternates right now and I guess I'd like to see how average that is


i don't know what 2013/2014 were like, but that would've been extremely good for median in 2012, if i remember donovan's stats correctly.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:28 am

Hey guys, need some advice. I am unable to update my documents to correct a typo in my resumed and to add one additional piece of info to resume. Is the proper path to just prepare new resumes for next will and does that put me behind the eight ball?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby cornerstone » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:32 am

Anonymous User wrote:Hey guys, need some advice. I am unable to update my documents to correct a typo in my resumed and to add one additional piece of info to resume. Is the proper path to just prepare new resumes for next will and does that put me behind the eight ball?


KDon explicitly addressed this in his email last night. I believe contact CS was the answer.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby First Offense » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:11 am

5ky wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm sure this varies significantly, but what is a typical amount of preselects for a person right at the median? I have 15 preselects without alternates right now and I guess I'd like to see how average that is


i don't know what 2013/2014 were like, but that would've been extremely good for median in 2012, if i remember donovan's stats correctly.

Yeah - that would have been pretty awesome even last year.

But at the end of the day - doesn't matter how you got your interview. You still have to go in there and nail it.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:02 pm

Did CS tell women to unbutton their jacket when seated or leave it buttoned the whole time?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:45 pm

So for those of you in the KDon group today, what was that about references? I didn't think that was a thing unless firms asked for them in their requests on symplicity....

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:42 pm

yeah I'm also confused about the list of references. it's literally the first that I've read about it

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby cornerstone » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:yeah I'm also confused about the list of references. it's literally the first that I've read about it


Some firms require them. Check carefully through the info for each of your firms from the "Scheduled Interviews" tab in Symplicity. A&P and Covington require them. Not sure who else though. I think protocol is ask 3-5 former professors/bosses that would be willing to recommend you. Just shoot them each a quick email, and then type up a list using the same letterhead you have at the top of your resume giving their names, current positions, and contact info like email/phone. Talk to KD if you're having trouble

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby whats an updog » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:29 pm

Not bringing references. If they ask for them, I'll just tell them I don't have them at the moment but would be happy to email them to the recruiting director. Then I'll put something together, but I don't anticipate being asked for them. Maybe not the safest course of action.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby rhododactylos » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:49 pm

whats an updog wrote:Not bringing references. If they ask for them, I'll just tell them I don't have them at the moment but would be happy to email them to the recruiting director. Then I'll put something together, but I don't anticipate being asked for them. Maybe not the safest course of action.


Good in general but not recommended for Covington or Arnold & Porter since they say on the Symplicity page that you need to bring references to the interview.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Ron Howard » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:53 pm

whats an updog wrote:Not bringing references. If they ask for them, I'll just tell them I don't have them at the moment but would be happy to email them to the recruiting director. Then I'll put something together, but I don't anticipate being asked for them. Maybe not the safest course of action.


Please take the safest course of action.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:06 pm

Any Latham cb?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby whats an updog » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:10 pm

rhododactylos wrote:
whats an updog wrote:Not bringing references. If they ask for them, I'll just tell them I don't have them at the moment but would be happy to email them to the recruiting director. Then I'll put something together, but I don't anticipate being asked for them. Maybe not the safest course of action.


Good in general but not recommended for Covington or Arnold & Porter since they say on the Symplicity page that you need to bring references to the interview.


Yeah, none of the firms I'm interviewing with ask for references on symplicity. Paul Hastings asked to bring a writing sample, transcript, and cover letter to the interview, but didn't end up getting asked for those either.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:46 pm

Nothing yet from Latham here (Boston).

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:17 pm

any callbacks out so far?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Yardbird » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:05 am

Just a reminder: DON'T PANIC

You are not rejected until you receive a rejection letter. Just because one person gets a callback on one day does not necessarily mean you won't get one later. Firms have wait-lists, though they may not be open to you about whether you are on it or not. All that being said, make sure to KEEP HUSTLING

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby TFALAWL » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:19 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:To give people some context on pre-selects, last year I went: 15 pre selects, 11 alternates, 2 lotto picks, and 12 callbacks. Don't freak about about not getting a bunch of pre-selects if you have a good amount of alternates. Target primarily DC last year


Not sure that's super helpful without knowing what your gpa was. I'm guessing relatively high.


Maybe this is better:

I had a 3.42 at the time, 4 PS, 14 alts, ended up with 18 interviews. Combined with special requests and hallway "will you gimme 5 minutes" I got up to 29, with job fairs 52. I had 10 CB's, got my offer after #7 and cancelled the rest. I had no w/e, and okay grades, but I hustled. In addition, even though I only got one offer, it was at a prestigious firm. Points: 1. hustle (e.g. mass mail) 2. a lot of this shit is random

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:51 pm

Anyone hear from Cravath or have a handle on what their CB timeline will look like?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear from Cravath or have a handle on what their CB timeline will look like?


Received a Cravath CB this afternoon by voicemail. They are scheduling them for next week.

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:37 pm

Has anyone heard anything from Boies DC or NY?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:23 pm

anything out from white & case or linklaters nyc?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:48 pm

Troutman Sanders (VA) CB by phone; Ding Covington (NY) by email

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:53 pm

Wilkie NY callback by phone; also heard Morgan lewis philly cbs are out

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:04 pm

Simpson Thacher NYC anyone?

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Re: 2015 University of Virginia OGI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:04 pm

White & Case DC by phone, Paul Hastings DC as well




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