Should I bother to participate in OCI?

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Should I bother to participate in OCI?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:19 pm

I was accepted to a T1 state school from a T4 school. I looked on the OCI list of my new school and noticed that pretty much all the firms participating require a class rank of 25% or better. My class rank at my old school was better than 25%, but again, it was from my old school which is a T4.

Should I bother to apply when my "qualifying class rank" is actually from a different school? Would employers just toss my app?

Thanks.

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Re: Should I bother to participate in OCI?

Postby UVA2B » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:21 pm

Yes, you should participate in OCI if you're interested in being hired by a private firm.

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Re: Should I bother to participate in OCI?

Postby SmokeytheBear » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:22 pm

UVA2B wrote:Yes, you should participate in OCI if you're interested in being hired by a private firm.

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Re: Should I bother to participate in OCI?

Postby landshoes » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:32 pm

This question is basically "should I do a week of work for a chance at a $180k a year job" and the answer is "wtf of course you should." I mean what else are you doing with that time?

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Re: Should I bother to participate in OCI?

Postby TheSpanishMain » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:40 pm

Couldn't hurt.

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Re: Should I bother to participate in OCI?

Postby mjb447 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:43 pm

If they all throw away your app, you'll basically be no worse off than if you self-select out by not applying. Since there's a decent chance they won't all throw away your app, but not applying definitely takes you out of the running, applying is a no-brainer. (You'll need all your app materials soon enough anyway, and otherwise the front end work is pretty trivial.)

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Re: Should I bother to participate in OCI?

Postby jchiles » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:54 pm

If nothing else comes of it you should do it to get better at interviews while you still have two years left to find a post-bar job.

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Re: Should I bother to participate in OCI?

Postby star fox » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:54 pm

Obviously participate, just don't get your hopes up too high and mass mail like hell.

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Re: Should I bother to participate in OCI?

Postby pancakes3 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:59 pm

what a stupid fucking question



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