timbs4339 wrote:This is very interesting and informative. I was hoping you could tell me more on how OCI works from your end, as an employer.
When you interview people at OCI, how many folks would you say you reject based on personality, say, out of an interview pool of 20? How many would you say make such a good impression that they would get a callback even if they didn't meet the unofficial cutoff?
Who makes the final decision on who to take back for a callback?
In my experience, there's just about nothing you can do to overcome not making the cutoff. There are just too many good students above the cutoff. Maybe back in the day you could get by being slightly below, but I think with the smaller classes firms are way pickier about that kind of thing. I'd say the majority are rejected based on personality, maybe a quarter will be terrible personalities and the interview may as well have been over 5 minutes in. If your interviewer starts asking about completely random questions, either you're really interesting (which happens) or the interviewer knows the interview is going nowhere and is just shooting the shit to pass time. Probably about half are fine personality-wise but nothing special. The remaining five are the ones who will be considered for a callback. After that it's just figuring out the number of students you want, and ranking them.