How competitive is the call back round?

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How competitive is the call back round?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:27 pm

I'm just wondering how competitive the call back round of interviews is going to be?

Are the firms bringing back X number of students and then extending offers to 50% of them?

Or will they look to keep most of the students they call back only to weed out those who make a clear mistake?

Or something else?

Thanks!

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Re: How competitive is the call back round?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:21 pm

Last year I believe it was around a 50%-75% chance of getting an offer if you got a callback. Who knows in this economy.

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Re: How competitive is the call back round?

Postby rayiner » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Last year I believe it was around a 50%-75% chance of getting an offer if you got a callback. Who knows in this economy.


I don't see how it would make sense for the callback -> offer rate to change. Firms are trying to save money, so why fly in a bunch of folks they don't intend to hire? The culling is going to happen at the interview -> callback stage, where it's cheapest.

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Re: How competitive is the call back round?

Postby spanktheduck » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:41 pm

It probably around 50% at most firms, at least pre ITE, but this is very firm specific so it is hard to give accurate predictions generally.

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Re: How competitive is the call back round?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:43 pm

At my (V30) firm last summer, a little bit under 25% of those who received callbacks received summer offers.

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Re: How competitive is the call back round?

Postby edcrane » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:12 pm

Maybe this is school specific. LY at NYU, the callback/offer ratio was 85-40%, depending on GPA. Median offer ratio was around 64%.

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Re: How competitive is the call back round?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:16 am

edcrane wrote:Maybe this is school specific. LY at NYU, the callback/offer ratio was 85-40%, depending on GPA. Median offer ratio was around 64%.


what do you mean by "depending on GPA?" Does NYU actually keep a chart that shows GPA range and % offers from callbacks?

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Re: How competitive is the call back round?

Postby NYU2011 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:20 am

Anonymous User wrote:
edcrane wrote:Maybe this is school specific. LY at NYU, the callback/offer ratio was 85-40%, depending on GPA. Median offer ratio was around 64%.


what do you mean by "depending on GPA?" Does NYU actually keep a chart that shows GPA range and % offers from callbacks?


Yes, they do.

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Re: How competitive is the call back round?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:31 am

NYU2011 wrote:
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edcrane wrote:Maybe this is school specific. LY at NYU, the callback/offer ratio was 85-40%, depending on GPA. Median offer ratio was around 64%.


what do you mean by "depending on GPA?" Does NYU actually keep a chart that shows GPA range and % offers from callbacks?


Yes, they do.


oh nice. do you know what's the offer rate for those with below 3.0? i was hoping GPA wouldn't be as relevant once I get to the callback stage, but I guess it still trumps.

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Re: How competitive is the call back round?

Postby edcrane » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:
NYU2011 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
edcrane wrote:Maybe this is school specific. LY at NYU, the callback/offer ratio was 85-40%, depending on GPA. Median offer ratio was around 64%.


what do you mean by "depending on GPA?" Does NYU actually keep a chart that shows GPA range and % offers from callbacks?


Yes, they do.


oh nice. do you know what's the offer rate for those with below 3.0? i was hoping GPA wouldn't be as relevant once I get to the callback stage, but I guess it still trumps.


I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I believe it went something like this:

greater than 3.6 - 85% offer rate
between 3.3 and 3.6 - 64% offer rate
between 3.1 and 3.3 - 64% offer rate
less than 3.0 - 40% offer rate

This is actually pretty good for the under 3.0 group. At a school like NYU, this corresponds to something like the bottom 10%.

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Re: How competitive is the call back round?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:02 am

man these callback slots are filling up like crazy. got a callback offer yesterday, called today (well, yesterday too), first slot available is in sept




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