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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:38 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:To those who have received/heard of offers from Simpson Thacher NYC, what was the turnaround time from CB -> offer? Been sitting for a little more than a week and just wondering.


I'm in the same position. I went in early last week and haven't heard yet.


Me as well. They mentioned they were planning on moving slowly, and to not take it as bad news if I didn't hear anything until after OCI. No telling if that was real or a soft-pedal, but there it is.


First Anon here- Wanted to double-check and see whether it was a soft ding or is actually legit. It seems like they are hesitant to make offers before seeing a larger applicant pool at OCI.


second anon. i don't think they said anything to me about waiting till after OCI, they just said it wouldn't be the normal OCI-Callback-style quick turn around (but maybe they did say after OCI, i dunno). there was another post in this thread that said there was an offer received from STB and that was 4-5 business days. in any case, it would seem odd to bring you in that early only to know they weren't gonna extend an offer to you until at least after OCI, so i don't think it'd be a ding, just something they tell everyone in one way or another.


my friend did pre oci last year with stb and got the offer after OCI
can I ask how long did it take from screener -> CB? thanks


Also interested in how long it took from mailing -> screener

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:50 pm

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my friend did pre oci last year with stb and got the offer after OCI
can I ask how long did it take from screener -> CB? thanks


Also interested in how long it took from mailing -> screener


My experience was mailing straight to CB w/ no screener. I think this had to do with grades, but not positive since I really hadn't done that much networking at STB. For reference, I'm top 5-10% at a T10.

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

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my friend did pre oci last year with stb and got the offer after OCI
can I ask how long did it take from screener -> CB? thanks


Also interested in how long it took from mailing -> screener


My experience was mailing straight to CB w/ no screener. I think this had to do with grades, but not positive since I really hadn't done that much networking at STB. For reference, I'm top 5-10% at a T10.


That makes sense. I'm top 15%-25% at a T10. Thank you and good luck
Btw mailing -> screener took about 2 weeks

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:14 pm

Does anyone know if Milbank or Kramer Levin generally partakes in this?

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Cleary DC has been doing CBs


Cleary NYC also interviewing people

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

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Anonymous User wrote:Cleary DC has been doing CBs


Cleary NYC also interviewing people


confirmed. is this a callback?

ETA: got email too, wondering if this is a callback or something more like a screener

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

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Anonymous User wrote:Cleary DC has been doing CBs


Cleary NYC also interviewing people


confirmed. is this a callback?

ETA: got email too, wondering if this is a callback or something more like a screener


Previous anon. Wondering the same thing.

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby lebongenre » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Latham LA/SF callback.


Congrats!

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:48 am

Had an interview with Skadden LA last week

Also interviewing with Simpson Thacher LA, Proskauer Rose, and APKS in LA next week.

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:57 am

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grades?? wrote:This is the worst possible approach. A lot of places last year filled/ almost completely filled their classes before oci for nyc, DC, and la offices. This year offers have gone out even earlier than last year. You can ignore my advice, but at your own peril.


Can someone please name all these places that filled up pre-OCI? I don't understand why people are being so coy about this supposedly well-publicized fact, and I have yet to hear of vast swaths of students not getting callbacks at OCI.

Yea this person keeps parroting out this information yet conveniently doesn't name a single place that supposedly did that.


I have via pm to almost 20 people who have asked


But why via pm? If there are that many firms, surely making the list public wouldn't out you (to the extent that this would be "outing" anyone).

Also, to chime in with the H poster above, NYU didn't expressly say not to do it, but they really don't encourage it. I've never heard of anyone having trouble landing a top firm from our EIW.


Are you a rising 2L or a rising 3L?

People don't publicize their strikeouts. I can almost guarantee you that there are some people who "have trouble" getting a firm job from your OCI. I only got one offer (coming from another CCN school) and I know multiple people from NYU who only got one offer. That might not be "hav[ing] trouble" but it's close. My firm is good but it's not what you'd call a "top firm" (whatever that means---it does pay market).

Don't tell people that OCI is easier than it actually is or give people false confidence. Please. People need to be hustling.

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:Had an interview with Skadden LA last week

Also interviewing with Simpson Thacher LA, Proskauer Rose, and APKS in LA next week.


Stats?

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby cavalier1138 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:13 am

Anonymous User wrote:Are you a rising 2L or a rising 3L?

People don't publicize their strikeouts. I can almost guarantee you that there are some people who "have trouble" getting a firm job from your OCI. I only got one offer (coming from another CCN school) and I know multiple people from NYU who only got one offer. That might not be "hav[ing] trouble" but it's close. My firm is good but it's not what you'd call a "top firm" (whatever that means---it does pay market).

Don't tell people that OCI is easier than it actually is or give people false confidence. Please. People need to be hustling.


I didn't say that striking out was impossible. But I'm still extremely confused about why the people claiming that mass mailing is a necessary activity are refusing to publicly list the firms that "fill up" prior to OCI. If it happens, it's important to know, but it doesn't make any sense. These firms waste a ton of money and time sending people to various OCIs. I just don't buy that they're wasting all those resources if they don't have any space left in their summer classes, especially because no one seems to want to be specific about this vital information in a public thread.

I'm not being optimistic or pessimistic. I just want to see some actual information.

ETA: Getting an offer is the definition of not having trouble with OCI. You're at a firm that pays market. Congrats, you won, stop worrying about whether other people are judging you for not being able to say, "I'm with Cravath."

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:26 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Had an interview with Skadden LA last week

Also interviewing with Simpson Thacher LA, Proskauer Rose, and APKS in LA next week.


Stats?


UCLA/USC..3.7ish, no LR

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:09 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:To those who have received/heard of offers from Simpson Thacher NYC, what was the turnaround time from CB -> offer? Been sitting for a little more than a week and just wondering.


I'm in the same position. I went in early last week and haven't heard yet.


Me as well. They mentioned they were planning on moving slowly, and to not take it as bad news if I didn't hear anything until after OCI. No telling if that was real or a soft-pedal, but there it is.


First Anon here- Wanted to double-check and see whether it was a soft ding or is actually legit. It seems like they are hesitant to make offers before seeing a larger applicant pool at OCI.


second anon. i don't think they said anything to me about waiting till after OCI, they just said it wouldn't be the normal OCI-Callback-style quick turn around (but maybe they did say after OCI, i dunno). there was another post in this thread that said there was an offer received from STB and that was 4-5 business days. in any case, it would seem odd to bring you in that early only to know they weren't gonna extend an offer to you until at least after OCI, so i don't think it'd be a ding, just something they tell everyone in one way or another.


Interviewing people now saves them the money of having to fly people to them and put them in hotels if the interviewees are in the city for their summer job. It also lets them cut down on the number of people they have to send out to the schools during OGI.

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:28 pm

I'm at NYU, wondering if others have had a similar experience: I managed to get a couple pre-EIW interviews in NY, but I've gotten several responses that say, essentially, "You are a good candidate, but we follow NYU's guidelines of not interviewing before EIW, so see you at EIW." Are there other NYU people out there who have secured a bunch of pre-EIW spots in NY (without some sort of special connection)? I'm fortunate to be in a good situation, not worried about striking out at EIW, but wondering whether these firms are being forthright with me and are actually telling all NYU students the same thing or whether my stats/resume just don't quite have the "wow" factor to get pre-EIW slots.

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Rh1no » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:04 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:To those who have received/heard of offers from Simpson Thacher NYC, what was the turnaround time from CB -> offer? Been sitting for a little more than a week and just wondering.


I'm in the same position. I went in early last week and haven't heard yet.


Me as well. They mentioned they were planning on moving slowly, and to not take it as bad news if I didn't hear anything until after OCI. No telling if that was real or a soft-pedal, but there it is.


First Anon here- Wanted to double-check and see whether it was a soft ding or is actually legit. It seems like they are hesitant to make offers before seeing a larger applicant pool at OCI.


They tell everyone that. But not true.

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:16 pm

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They tell everyone that. But not true.


so are we screwed then if we interviewed with STB early last week and have yet to hear? how much would the holiday effect it?

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:38 pm

For people who have gone through the process already with STB, what was the turnaround time from screener to CB?

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:51 pm

Anyone interview with STB in LA?

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

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Anonymous User wrote:For people who have gone through the process already with STB, what was the turnaround time from screener to CB?


Screener on Friday afternoon, CB invite on Monday Afternoon
Edit: This was for NY

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby SmokeytheBear » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone interview with STB in LA?


I can confirm that they have done some interviews.

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Rh1no » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Rh1no wrote:
They tell everyone that. But not true.


so are we screwed then if we interviewed with STB early last week and have yet to hear? how much would the holiday effect it?


I'm certain that the holiday weekend affected it. And I'm sure it varies a little bit anyways -- I'd follow up if you haven't heard back in another week, but I'd ditch the "omg I'm screwed" thought process, if only for your mental sanity for the near future.

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:38 pm

SmokeytheBear wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone interview with STB in LA?


I can confirm that they have done some interviews.



Have they sent out offers following CB's? What is the aprox. time between CB and offer?

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:39 pm

Rh1no wrote:
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Rh1no wrote:
They tell everyone that. But not true.


so are we screwed then if we interviewed with STB early last week and have yet to hear? how much would the holiday effect it?


I'm certain that the holiday weekend affected it. And I'm sure it varies a little bit anyways -- I'd follow up if you haven't heard back in another week, but I'd ditch the "omg I'm screwed" thought process, if only for your mental sanity for the near future.


i hear ya, thanks for the info!

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Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm at NYU, wondering if others have had a similar experience: I managed to get a couple pre-EIW interviews in NY, but I've gotten several responses that say, essentially, "You are a good candidate, but we follow NYU's guidelines of not interviewing before EIW, so see you at EIW." Are there other NYU people out there who have secured a bunch of pre-EIW spots in NY (without some sort of special connection)? I'm fortunate to be in a good situation, not worried about striking out at EIW, but wondering whether these firms are being forthright with me and are actually telling all NYU students the same thing or whether my stats/resume just don't quite have the "wow" factor to get pre-EIW slots.


NYU here. Have a V5 offer, so can say not all of them "follow NYU's guidelines". But you said you have some interviews already, so you know that already. I imagine some firms are legit waiting, but a lot aren't. I'm around top 10%, but I have no idea if that had anything to do with them moving quick.




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