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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:15 pm

also have a bay area cb

been applying places but haven't heard a lot outside of that one

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:18 pm

A firm told me in June they'd interview me before OCI in July. I provided my schedule.

I haven't yet gotten an interview scheduled. HR rep said they'd get back "soon." Does it just take a while to schedule? Normal?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:A firm told me in June they'd interview me before OCI in July. I provided my schedule.

I haven't yet gotten an interview scheduled. HR rep said they'd get back "soon." Does it just take a while to schedule? Normal?


I’m in a similar situation. I imagine things will start moving faster next week after the holiday week is over.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:A firm told me in June they'd interview me before OCI in July. I provided my schedule.

I haven't yet gotten an interview scheduled. HR rep said they'd get back "soon." Does it just take a while to schedule? Normal?


Was this a V15 firm? I may be in the same boat.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:54 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:A firm told me in June they'd interview me before OCI in July. I provided my schedule.

I haven't yet gotten an interview scheduled. HR rep said they'd get back "soon." Does it just take a while to schedule? Normal?


Was this a V15 firm? I may be in the same boat.


Yes.

Sounds normal, then. I suppose firms hoard resumes and interviewees, then release all at once in July. I do think July 9 and onward should be busy post-holiday.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby jennism » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:25 pm

Callbacks/final interviews for Skadden, Akin, Latham -- all DC.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:43 pm

jennism wrote:Callbacks/final interviews for Skadden, Akin, Latham -- all DC.


What school?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:44 pm

VM from Debevoise NY a minute ago asking to schedule an interview. Submitted resume yesterday. T1, top 15%

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:58 pm

CB's for Chicago firms so far: KE, L&W, Baker

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:CB's for Chicago firms so far: KE, L&W, Baker

Do you go to Chi or NU?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:VM from Debevoise NY a minute ago asking to schedule an interview. Submitted resume yesterday. T1, top 15%

Are you currently in NY?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby brainking » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:00 pm

I didn't do any pre-OCI mailing but got invited to interview w/ a V60 based on putting them on my bid list. Do they do this to get me to accept their offer in lieu of potential offers from higher-ranked firms at OCI?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:01 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:VM from Debevoise NY a minute ago asking to schedule an interview. Submitted resume yesterday. T1, top 15%

Are you currently in NY?


Does Debevoise come to your school's OCI?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:VM from Debevoise NY a minute ago asking to schedule an interview. Submitted resume yesterday. T1, top 15%

Are you currently in NY?


Yes

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:24 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:VM from Debevoise NY a minute ago asking to schedule an interview. Submitted resume yesterday. T1, top 15%

Are you currently in NY?


Does Debevoise come to your school's OCI?


They do.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:17 pm

Any movement in Southern California?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:52 pm

Two V15 NY office's recruiters both replied to my mass mail saying I should submit my materials online. Kinda odd since the email already had my resume and stuff. Is that a soft ding? Stats: west coast t20, top 1%.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:08 pm

Any movement in Southern California?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Two V15 NY office's recruiters both replied to my mass mail saying I should submit my materials online. Kinda odd since the email already had my resume and stuff. Is that a soft ding? Stats: west coast t20, top 1%.


I’ve gotten a few of these too. I don’t think it’s a ding at all. They’re probably just trying to streamline the process for themselves by having everyone submit through the online app.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:37 pm

Any movement in Southern California?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:22 pm

Does anyone know whether if you submitted your materials to a firm and they ask you in for a pre-OCI callback, does this indicate any higher likelihood of an offer than if you got a callback during the normal OCI process?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:11 am

brainking wrote:I didn't do any pre-OCI mailing but got invited to interview w/ a V60 based on putting them on my bid list. Do they do this to get me to accept their offer in lieu of potential offers from higher-ranked firms at OCI?


No, you get 28 days from offer to decide (according to NALP guidelines) and some firms will call with an offer but start the 28 day clock fromthe date of when they send an official letter, which they’ll do closer to the end of your school’s early interview week. Likely just means they like you.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:02 am

Does anyone know whether if you submitted your materials to a firm and they ask you in for a pre-OCI callback, does this indicate any higher likelihood of an offer than if you got a callback during the normal OCI process?


idk if anyone can definitively answer (my hunch is it's too variable/dependent on the firm). at least in my case, I know firms have shown interest and tried to schedule interviews because I'm working (this summer) in the market I want to work (next summer + beyond) and I go to school across the country, so every firm that pre interviews me saves money or gets to interview another T6 person for less $$.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:19 am

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know whether if you submitted your materials to a firm and they ask you in for a pre-OCI callback, does this indicate any higher likelihood of an offer than if you got a callback during the normal OCI process?


I've sent my materials to 3 firms so far - had one callback the other week (got an offer), and have two more callbacks scheduled this week. Not sure if the fact I was interviewing through Pre-OCI played any part in my offer, but I'm sure it helped signal my interest level, and I think the fact that firms can be a little bit more selective during Pre-OCI probably means a callback is a slightly stronger indicator of interest from the firm than a callback might be during regular OCI.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:53 pm

Do NY firms fly out CA people for pre-OCI CBs?



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