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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:09 pm

Does everyone normally max out their 25 interviews? Interview selects were released today and I didn't quite max out my 25 but I was selected for multiple alternates.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Traynor Brah » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:16 pm

I think it's normal not to max out.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:20 pm

Question for 2L/3L/grads: how likely is it that unscheduled alternates turn into scheduled interviews? I've got a ton of alternates that aren't scheduled.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:32 pm

Say I have an offer from my summer firm... If I decide to take it, I assumed S.O.P. is to let the OCI firms know I'll have to cancel.

However, I've heard in passing that you're not supposed to cancel regardless, and should go through the interview (which seems to make no sense).

Any comment?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Neff » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Question for 2L/3L/grads: how likely is it that unscheduled alternates turn into scheduled interviews? I've got a ton of alternates that aren't scheduled.


Pretty often.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Say I have an offer from my summer firm... If I decide to take it, I assumed S.O.P. is to let the OCI firms know I'll have to cancel.

However, I've heard in passing that you're not supposed to cancel regardless, and should go through the interview (which seems to make no sense).

Any comment?


If you're a 1L, I would still try and pick up a split. The worst thing they can tell you is that they're first half only (or if your current firm is non-TX, then you can try and get a TX firm to take you afterward). I think almost every firm is willing to make an exception for someone, you can't know if you're the candidate until you ask. People, even recently, have done 3 firms.

If you already had accepted two offers before OCI, you could probably cancel if you do it early to try and free up a slot for someone else, but it isn't weird to just meet with them for 20 minutes.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby BigZuck » Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:36 pm

Go ahead and cancel now if you wouldn't pick that firm over your 1L firm/wouldn't try to work out a split.

OCI is still far enough away, I might not cancel day of but you're like weeks away, canceling now is fine and what you should do IMO

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:55 pm

Got 12 interviews, mostly dallas, but bid there almost exclusively. A few of mine said "alternate" but I had a time scheduled. Looking through last year's thread this apparently means I do indeed have an interview. Anyone know why they would call it an alternate then if you get scheduled in the first wave? Why not call it preselect?

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:22 pm

This may be a dumb question but if you get preselected by a firm do you generally have a decent chance for a callback? I'm a transfer student and was preselected by a few firms who I thought would be out of my range/probably wouldn't have recruited me at my old school. I know being preselected isn't a big deal but I just wanted check and see if that means I actually have a chance. The firms were mainly from my home market where I have ties (think Dallas or Houston) so that may have been it.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby BVest » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This may be a dumb question but if you get preselected by a firm do you generally have a decent chance for a callback? I'm a transfer student and was preselected by a few firms who I thought would be out of my range/probably wouldn't have recruited me at my old school. I know being preselected isn't a big deal but I just wanted check and see if that means I actually have a chance. The firms were mainly from my home market where I have ties (think Dallas or Houston) so that may have been it.


The odds are still against you until you get a CB. Obviously they liked what they saw on paper, but the next stage -- screeners -- aren't on paper. And even if they were, they usually have a lot more pre-selects than they have CB slots. It varies by firm, and perhaps by office, but firms seem to offer a number of CBs anywhere from the exact number of SA positions they have (especially if they're a coveted firm in a coveted market whom people don't turn down) to 2 or 2.5 x the SA positions they have.

I'm not meaning to beat you down or anything... OCI can do that well enough on it's own, IME. They liked you. Now go in there and convince them that they were right to like you. (But try to avoid reading tea leaves, as hard as that is).

ETA: IMO, there's only one worse way to vet someone for a job than reading a one-page resume, and that's by interview. Unfortunately we try to use both for most jobs.

Anonymous User wrote:Got 12 interviews, mostly dallas, but bid there almost exclusively. A few of mine said "alternate" but I had a time scheduled. Looking through last year's thread this apparently means I do indeed have an interview. Anyone know why they would call it an alternate then if you get scheduled in the first wave? Why not call it preselect?


I had some of these too when I did it. I think it might be that some folks who are maxed out were their pre-selects.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:33 am

How many lottery interviews did people get? I only got 1, and it was for a firm I bid at 17, not even in top 10. I got preselected/alternate for a fair share of my top 15, but wondering what the average range of lottery interviews people got were. I was expecting more like 3-5 lottery interviews

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:48 am

2 lottery picks, at #1 and #4.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:25 am

21 preselects, 4 Alternates, and 0 lottery. But I bid pretty conservatively.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:28 am

5 Lottery Selects: 1,2,3,4,18. 17 Preselects. Transfer Student with fingers crossed

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:52 pm

I have 9 interviews in one day and 5 back to back over just about a 3 hour period. Is this doable? I would prefer not to cancel any because I don't quite have the full 25 interviews.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby WokeUpInACar » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have 9 interviews in one day and 5 back to back over just about a 3 hour period. Is this doable? I would prefer not to cancel any because I don't quite have the full 25 interviews.

I mean, it's possible. It will suck, but you shouldn't cancel any solely because of the time crunch. Just go talk to the recruiters for the firms that are back to back earlier in the day and let them know that you might be late. It's really common and no big deal.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby DJ JD » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have 9 interviews in one day and 5 back to back over just about a 3 hour period. Is this doable? I would prefer not to cancel any because I don't quite have the full 25 interviews.


Devil's advocate says cancel the interviews and redistribute the wealth. :wink:

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby BigZuck » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:41 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have 9 interviews in one day and 5 back to back over just about a 3 hour period. Is this doable? I would prefer not to cancel any because I don't quite have the full 25 interviews.

I mean, it's possible. It will suck, but you shouldn't cancel any solely because of the time crunch. Just go talk to the recruiters for the firms that are back to back earlier in the day and let them know that you might be late. It's really common and no big deal.

Yeah, definitely let the recruiters know in the morning, if you're late and don't let them know that might be an autoding.

I did 6 in one day and that felt exhausting and I remember getting lost in interviews (forgetting which firm I was interviewing with, what they do, etc.). I wouldn't cancel any though unless it's a really random small firm that you would almost certainly never work for and its like back to back with a target firm you think you have a good shot at.

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:32 am

For those who participated in the UT NY Job Fair - let everyone know if you receive any word from firms you interviewed with today. Obviously, I'm extremely impatient :cry:

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:06 am

Weil CB

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:46 pm

Callbacks:
Dechert
Paul Weiss
Sullcrom
WilmerHale

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:23 pm

Willkie
Fried Frank
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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:37 pm

Callbacks:
Weil
Milbank

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:47 am

Also know of cbs from jones day and shearman

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Re: University of Texas 2015 OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:46 pm

Ding email from Paul Weiss.




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