Go_to_NYU wrote:How do we see how many interview slots there are per employer/office?
I suspect we can't see exactly how many are saved for transfers, but I'm curious if there's a way to see how many interview slots there were for the non-transfer bidding? (hopefully representative of how many were saved for transfers)
Called up career services and got some info. We can't see the total number of interview slots available. But you can sort of use the size of the summer program as a proxy. For example, Paul Weiss has a huge summer class, whereas some other firm might only take on 5 or 6 students. That should indicate to you which firm will have more overall interview slots.
They said they keep something like 10-15% of all interview slots for every employer open to transfers. So the strategy is a bit different than if you were bidding against the entire continuing class. If we were bidding against the class as a whole, I would put the very popular firms up top, with my reaches in the 10-15 range since reach firms like SullCrom or Cravath won't get as many bids since they are out of reach to a large portion of the class. But we are bidding only against transfer students, all of whom have great academic records. So it would seem that the best approach is not to game it or strategize too much. Just bid based on preference, knowing that you will likely get many of your top 10-15 picks (so don't bid too aggressively or else you will have a hard time turning the screeners into eventual offers). I am thinking that, of my top 15, I will do 10 matches, with 5 reaches mixed in, as to increase my chances of at least getting an offer from someone.