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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Traynor Brah » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone actually sending thank you emails to their interviewers?

don't do it for screeners, unless you have a really compelling reason to. Might come off as desperate or annoying at that level of the process.

A lot of people say it's not worth it for callbacks, but I think that, so long as you proofread it well, thanking the partners/counsel you met with, or an associate you really bonded with, is the right thing to do, though it's probably not going to make a difference. This has been argued at length on this forum though, so let's not do it here.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby BigZuck » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:41 pm

Traynor Brah wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone actually sending thank you emails to their interviewers?

don't do it for screeners, unless you have a really compelling reason to. Might come off as desperate or annoying at that level of the process.

A lot of people say it's not worth it for callbacks, but I think that, so long as you proofread it well, thanking the partners/counsel you met with, or an associate you really bonded with, is the right thing to do, though it's probably not going to make a difference. This has been argued at length on this forum though, so let's not do it here.

Yeah, I won't throw down about this so this is all I will say:

My natural inclination is that Thank Yous are a nice gesture. But, pretty much the only people I have heard from who are in favor of Thank Yous on this forum are other law students. I have never see a practicing big lawyer say that you should write them IIRC. I have, however, seen at least two express annoyance at receiving them and/or saying it's all downside (if you have a typo, address it to the wrong person, etc.)

That's why I say don't bother

(also I didn't send any after CBs in the TX market and I converted 100% of my CBs so yay anecdotes)

(also also I only had two CBs in the TX market so yay sample size)

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:47 pm

Norton Rose Houston CB

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:00 pm

Nrf cb just went out for nyc

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:02 pm

To the NRF Houston CB, were you invited to the dinner --(do you know if not being invited to the dinner means you're out)?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:12 pm

NRF dinner invite, have yet to receive a Houston CB

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:34 pm

What firms are using behavioral interview questions?

#PonyUp

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:To the NRF Houston CB, were you invited to the dinner --(do you know if not being invited to the dinner means you're out)?


Yes I was invited to the dinner. No idea if that means you're out if not invited though.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Ken Kesey » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What firms are using behavioral interview questions?

#PonyUp


I went to law school to avoid that corporate phony B.S.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:42 pm

Directed to NRF CB anon--

Are you aware of other dinner invitees that received CBs today? (Fellow dinner guest, hoping I didn't draw the short stick in a "mass wave" of CBs or something)

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:48 pm

Thompson Knight and Strasburger CB. Both Dallas

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Traynor Brah » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:53 pm

The only firm I've ever heard of doing behavioral questions at ut oci is boyar miller; highly doubt there are many more.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:55 pm

Dykema had them, but they were today so this is useless to everyone except maybe future years going through OCI.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:58 pm

I'm asking for SMU OCI which is next week.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:03 pm

Dykema was half regular and half behavioral. Boyar I believe is 100% behavioral questions. Haven't come across any other firms who differ from the norm.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Ken Kesey » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:26 pm

V&E dinner and call back notice at 10PM

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:50 am

Ken Kesey wrote:V&E dinner and call back notice at 10PM


Lol don't go to V&E. Apparently they no-offered a ton of people this year. Probably has a lot to do with O&G market in Texas, but do you really want to take that chance...

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Traynor Brah » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:05 am

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Ken Kesey wrote:V&E dinner and call back notice at 10PM


Lol don't go to V&E. Apparently they no-offered a ton of people this year. Probably has a lot to do with O&G market in Texas, but do you really want to take that chance...

For serious? Was this a pretty common thing in tx this year then? That fucking sucks.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Directed to NRF CB anon--

Are you aware of other dinner invitees that received CBs today? (Fellow dinner guest, hoping I didn't draw the short stick in a "mass wave" of CBs or something)


Honestly I'm not sure. I didn't ask around to avoid an awkward conversation.

Also, Reed Smith Houston CB

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:55 pm

Susman CB

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:21 pm

Traynor Brah wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Ken Kesey wrote:V&E dinner and call back notice at 10PM


Lol don't go to V&E. Apparently they no-offered a ton of people this year. Probably has a lot to do with O&G market in Texas, but do you really want to take that chance...

For serious? Was this a pretty common thing in tx this year then? That fucking sucks.


Disclaimer, not a Houston summer, but FWIW, I haven't heard of any Dallas office no-offers, granted, most of the people in this sample size I'm referring to are 1Ls.

Then again, I also haven't heard of anything from V&E particularly.. I know a couple of 2L summers and attorneys there as well. I'd ask, but I'm not interested in working there, or Houston generally.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Traynor Brah » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Susman CB

'Grats

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:17 pm

What's been the average time between OCI interview and CB offer for the Dallas firms?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:34 pm

Traynor Brah wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Ken Kesey wrote:V&E dinner and call back notice at 10PM


Lol don't go to V&E. Apparently they no-offered a ton of people this year. Probably has a lot to do with O&G market in Texas, but do you really want to take that chance...

For serious? Was this a pretty common thing in tx this year then? That fucking sucks.

One of my good friends was blindsided with a no offer. I would seriously be careful about V&E - not worth the risk if you can get a different firm that doesn't no offer like that. Seems like the downturn in O&G is hitting them hard.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Traynor Brah wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Ken Kesey wrote:V&E dinner and call back notice at 10PM


Lol don't go to V&E. Apparently they no-offered a ton of people this year. Probably has a lot to do with O&G market in Texas, but do you really want to take that chance...

For serious? Was this a pretty common thing in tx this year then? That fucking sucks.

One of my good friends was blindsided with a no offer. I would seriously be careful about V&E - not worth the risk if you can get a different firm that doesn't no offer like that. Seems like the downturn in O&G is hitting them hard.


Yes. I know quite a few intelligent, all around awesome people who were no offered this summer for bs reasons. They obviously over hired before the oil market crashed and had no other choice. As to other firms, I know that BB only no offered one corporate summer. NRF hasn't released offers. Latham brags about a 100% offer rate every year, so if you're looking for a safe option, Latham wins.




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