2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby WinSome » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:02 am

I just wanted to wish you guys good luck and tell you it is way too early to worry about striking out. MM your asses off and hopefully something will come. To give perspective, I legitimately struck out with top 10% and law review from a T1. I say legitimately struck out because I didn't land an internship at a small firm until May. I managed to land a job with a V50 during 3L year. I start there in a few weeks. My point is that you shouldn't freak out yet. It's ridiculously early and most of my friends that ended up with good jobs did not land them until Sept. Hang in there and keep grinding.

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:14 am

My god it's bad. I'm the OP for ''what the hell is going on''.

IN a way, nice to know it's not just me, but lots of T14'ers are struggling. Comforting, but still blows.

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Sprout » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:16 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Not sure if I'm allowed to join, but I'm at Yale with all Hs, and my only call back is at a non-market paying firm in a secondary market. If nothing pans out tomorrow, I just really have to hope I somehow convert that into an offer . . .

Same situation at Harvard. Hi guys.

Fuck. How is this a thing.

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:My god it's bad. I'm the OP for ''what the hell is going on''.

IN a way, nice to know it's not just me, but lots of T14'ers are struggling. Comforting, but still blows.

Yeah i don't know what to say. Harvard career services is trying to soothe nerves all around but there are a really unnerving amount of ppl without good prospects.

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Anonymous User wrote:Not sure if I'm allowed to join, but I'm at Yale with all Hs, and my only call back is at a non-market paying firm in a secondary market. If nothing pans out tomorrow, I just really have to hope I somehow convert that into an offer . . .

Same situation at Harvard. Hi guys.

Fuck. How is this a thing.


Yeah... I didn't know Y was being affected either. @yls guy did you bid nyc?

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:39 am

Yale poster: I started mostly DC because CDO assured me that I was DC secure with my grades. After Tuesday I started adding a bunch of NY firms.

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:48 am

T2 top 10% transferred to T-14. 14 OCI screeners.

Pretty sure struck out with NY firms already. Hoping for secondary markets.

-HB

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:50 am

Anonymous User wrote:T2 top 10% transferred to T-14. 14 OCI screeners.

Pretty sure struck out with NY firms already. Hoping for secondary markets.

-HB

14? Is that normal? I've done nearly 30 and I think I've struck out too :oops:

-HLS poster from above

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:41 am

30 screeners at Duke. 2 ny cbs and I feel blessed compared to most at Duke right now.

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:30 screeners at Duke. 2 ny cbs and I feel blessed compared to most at Duke right now.

Jealous. 1cb 30 nyc screeners at harvard. Wishing I could do more :/

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:54 pm

Well fuck. This thread is making me really fucking nervous. I am no where near HYS not even t-14...... shit grades. I am basically fucked right? I swear though it was not like this last year. What is different?? Did something happen in the market that I am unaware of?

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby cjw564 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:57 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Do you guys think that there really is a wait stack or are in the ding pile but haven't been contacted yet?


I like to think so. It seems like so many of the callbacks have gone to the same students, so I would imagine firms would need back-up options.

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Atmosphere » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Well fuck. This thread is making me really fucking nervous. I am no where near HYS not even t-14...... shit grades. I am basically fucked right? I swear though it was not like this last year. What is different?? Did something happen in the market that I am unaware of?


Top 25% outside of t14 should expect an "okay" chance @ biglaw, but yeah bad grades + non-t14 hasn't been a comfortable spot to be in since the 80s.

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Atmosphere » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:59 pm

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:03 pm

Atmosphere wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Well fuck. This thread is making me really fucking nervous. I am no where near HYS not even t-14...... shit grades. I am basically fucked right? I swear though it was not like this last year. What is different?? Did something happen in the market that I am unaware of?


Top 25% outside of t14 should expect an "okay" chance @ biglaw, but yeah bad grades + non-t14 hasn't been a comfortable spot to be in since the 80s.


To add to that, good grades at a t14 don't mean much if you don't interview well. Big law firms have an enormous pool of qualified candidate to choose from. They're not going to select someone that can't pull themselves together for an interview and hold a conversation for twenty minutes.
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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:04 pm

Is JD/MBA at a T20 a good fallback if strike out?

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is JD/MBA at a T20 a good fallback if strike out?


Depends. Might mean a second shot at OCI. But also means more debt. And the firms may remember you.

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is JD/MBA at a T20 a good fallback if strike out?


Depends. Might mean a second shot at OCI. But also means more debt. And the firms may remember you.


What if you can get the MBA at a near free price?

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby cjw564 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not sure if I'm allowed to join, but I'm at Yale with all Hs, and my only call back is at a non-market paying firm in a secondary market. If nothing pans out tomorrow, I just really have to hope I somehow convert that into an offer . . .


You will land a clerkship with a coa judge and are in contention for feeder and Scotus if you keep your grades up. You will get a v20 lit even if you strike out this year so relax. With your grade/school combination, you have a better shot at getting a v10 eventually (maybe not immediately) than at least a quarter of hls who get offers this year.

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Well fuck. This thread is making me really fucking nervous. I am no where near HYS not even t-14...... shit grades. I am basically fucked right? I swear though it was not like this last year. What is different?? Did something happen in the market that I am unaware of?


What...? AFAIK non t-14 with shit grades never really had a chance at biglaw...

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby stoopkid13 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Atmosphere wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Well fuck. This thread is making me really fucking nervous. I am no where near HYS not even t-14...... shit grades. I am basically fucked right? I swear though it was not like this last year. What is different?? Did something happen in the market that I am unaware of?


Top 25% outside of t14 should expect an "okay" chance @ biglaw, but yeah bad grades + non-t14 hasn't been a comfortable spot to be in since the 80s.


To add to that, good grades at a t14 don't mean much if you don't interview well. Big law firms have an enormous pool of qualified candidate to choose from. They're not going to select someone that can't pull themselves together for an interview and hold a conversation for twenty minutes.


It's not even holding a conversation for 20 min. You can literally script at least half of it, if not more, because they will be typical questions you should see coming (why law school, why us, favorite class, describe some legal work you have done, etc.)

It's awkward AF but I really recommend video taping yourself giving answers to common questions.

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:08 pm

Stay hopeful. Got 2 callbacks today, a full week after OCI ended.

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:13 pm

Anyone have any ideas for where to start looking for other careers?

Econ degree UG decent GPA, 5'11" and average

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby FSK » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not sure if I'm allowed to join, but I'm at Yale with all Hs, and my only call back is at a non-market paying firm in a secondary market. If nothing pans out tomorrow, I just really have to hope I somehow convert that into an offer . . .


This is either flame, or you're literally masturbating in interviews.
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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby jphiggo » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have any ideas for where to start looking for other careers?

Econ degree UG decent GPA, 5'11" and average


Airline pilot

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Re: 2016 OCI Strike-Out Thread

Postby stoopkid13 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:23 pm

jphiggo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have any ideas for where to start looking for other careers?

Econ degree UG decent GPA, 5'11" and average


Airline pilot


Isn't it actually pretty tough slash takes a long time to actually become an airline pilot?



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