OCI Bidding Strategy? (Good GPA at USC/UCLA)

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OCI Bidding Strategy? (Good GPA at USC/UCLA)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:34 am

I'm probably in the top 10% so let's assume that. My GPA is above the "we prefer students with 3.xx or above" number at every firm coming to OCI.

Screeners are 30% preselect and 70% lottery.

The conventional wisdom seems to be that I should:
1) Bid the "less selective" firms higher because they will be more popular;
2) Bid the "more selective" firms lower because I'm likely to get an interview with them anyway (S&C, Irell, OMM);
3) The lowest bids should be to firms that have both a high GPA requirement and a lot of interview slots (Gibson).

Is this the credited strategy? Should I be aware of anything else for bidding? Assuming that I'm an OK interview, do I have a pretty good shot at OCI?


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Re: OCI Bidding Strategy? (Good GPA at USC/UCLA)

Postby snowball2 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:03 am

Bid for where you'd like to end up. There's no predictability to OCI, so playing it like fantasy football won't give you an edge.

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