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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks to everyone who answered the voicemail question. Appreciate that y'all didn't mock me for being anxious about that, hahahahaha. :oops:


Haha no worries. I think everyone is anxious around this time

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:06 am

Is it tcr to call the hiring partner that made the offer via voicemail?

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:07 am

I mass mailed a big firm and have an initial interview today over the phone. What should I expect? Will this just be like an OCI over the phone? Any suggestions are highly appreciated!

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby ek5dn » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:I mass mailed a big firm and have an initial interview today over the phone. What should I expect? Will this just be like an OCI over the phone? Any suggestions are highly appreciated!


Yeah - same basic questions. During a phone interview you can have notes and stuff in front of you so that's good. Also make sure to pick up by saying your name, don't forget to have questions prepared, keep your voice peppy but not crazy, and thank your interviewer.

Hope that helps. Good luck!

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:22 am

Question- Im at a mid t14 (think UVA) at median. Ive mass mailed over the past month 150 or so places- no screeners or anything. How concerned should I be?

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:23 am

Anonymous User wrote:Question- Im at a mid t14 (think UVA) at median. Ive mass mailed over the past month 150 or so places- no screeners or anything. How concerned should I be?


check out your school's policy about letting firms do pre-OCI hiring. From what I hear, some schools are against it (idk why)

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:31 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Question- Im at a mid t14 (think UVA) at median. Ive mass mailed over the past month 150 or so places- no screeners or anything. How concerned should I be?


check out your school's policy about letting firms do pre-OCI hiring. From what I hear, some schools are against it (idk why)


Im at a school that allows it- I have had/will have 3 callbacks before OCI starts but they were all set up from people I have met with personally that pushed a resume for me internally.

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:32 am

Any NY movement from interviews this week?

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:37 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any NY movement from interviews this week?


had stb screener last week, was told that determination of my candidacy would happen post-oci.

at least it wasn't a ding!

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Willkie DC offer. Callback yesterday


did you also do a screener? if so what was timeline from screener-CB?

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:43 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Willkie DC offer. Callback yesterday


did you also do a screener? if so what was timeline from screener-CB?


Yes. same day (had a morning screener; got an email in the late-afternoon)

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:44 pm

A&P DC screener

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:53 pm

Ding WilmerHale DC and ding covington NYC from MM.

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Ding WilmerHale DC and ding covington NYC from MM.

Did you do a callback with either firm?

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby srm04 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone had a CB with Schulte this week? Any movement?


Message me

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:37 pm

Does anyone have any idea how quickly Cooley PA moves post CB?

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:45 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Ding WilmerHale DC and ding covington NYC from MM.

Did you do a callback with either firm?


No. Also ding from Fried Frank DC no CB. This sucks- above median t6.

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:58 pm

Any news from DPW Menlo Park?

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:22 pm

DPW NY offer.

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:DPW NY offer.

When did you interview?

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:30 pm

Skadden CB tomorrow CA any advice?

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:DPW NY offer.

When did you interview?


Last week. Offer came within 2-ish days.

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:24 pm

So, if we got an offer from a firm but are still doing more interviews at OCI, what is the best way to respond and acknowledge an offer? A phone call or email? And what do we say?

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So, if we got an offer from a firm but are still doing more interviews at OCI, what is the best way to respond and acknowledge an offer? A phone call or email? And what do we say?


Call, Confirm your offer (I think there's a two week window), then ask for a second visit and say you are evaluating your options and want to learn more about the firm.

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Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:09 pm

Serious: Someone sell me on doing OCI.

I know that probably makes me sound like a jerk, but I ended up with a couple amazing/surprising offers this summer (V5 & V10) and I really don't see the point (personally) in doing OCI so that I can have the opportunity to gun for Cravath (no offense to CSM, of course). Career Services keeps telling me I'll regret dropping out, but... Why? I've met with most of the V20 firms in one way or another and I don't think I can do better than the offers I have in terms of fit, practice areas, etc. Wouldn't I be wasting everyone's time by doing OCI just for the sake of OCI? Is there really a huge benefit to doing it? Genuinely looking for guidance here. Thanks.



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