A. Nony Mouse wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:Honestly, the ratio can also be explained by the OP interviewing with firms that aren't interested in a transfer from his TT. (But working on interviewing is also always a good idea.)
But I don't think the OP's school works on a lottery system, based on the way he described how he got his screener interviews ("I usually get an initial interview because I am good on paper...") so wouldn't the firms already know he was a transfer student from X school before extending the screener invite?
In any case, good luck op. Hope you find something awesome for next summer.
Almost no T14 schools do preselect (except UVA, partly, I think?), though. But I agree that for MM it's the equivalent of preselect.
Georgetown also has a hybrid type system, at least in my understanding. Also, it looks like op is looking at a (possibly smaller) home market that may look for ties. So it's possible he focused his efforts on home market firms that made themselves available through his schools regional interview week (potentially preselect depending on school) or a resume collection type deal (definitely preselect), or MM'ed. Regardless, the way op described it makes me think that neither the lottery system nor a firms disinterest in his original school is particularly relevant in the ratio here, unless he's seriously misunderstood the way his schools interview process works. HOWEVER, I do agree with what you're saying big picture - there could be a lot of explanations for ops interview success ratio that don't involve his interviewing skills, buts it's good to prepare either way! who knows though. Op please clarify!
Also for anon above a. nony - How does referring to screeners he mm'ed explain anything other than the fact that he's referencing particular interviews with firms that probably knew of his transfer status/school but interviewed him anyway? If he is referring to mm'ed firms, then even if his school is lottery system, the interviews he's talking about in this post would have dinged him for his original school pre- screener if it was a concern.