A. Nony Mouse wrote:amy2345 wrote:A. Nony Mouse wrote:amy2345 wrote:If they go to the BLS's OCIs and transfer to Berkeley, they are wrong. If they go to Berkeley's OCI and transfer to NYU or Columbia, they are wrong.
Nobody has said anything like this. If they accept Berkeley, participate in Berkeley's OCI, and only then are accepted to and transfer to NYU or Columbia, there shouldn't be any problem as long as they don't participate in NYU/Columbia's OCI (and if they weren't accepted till after Berkeley's OCI they've almost certainly missed the NYC schools' OCIs anyway).
(Leaving aside that they have got into NYU, of course, which would seem to make the whole issue moot.)
Edit: people (including me) need to be more careful about reading post histories. This user hasn't got into NYU yet - they were quoting/responding to someone who had, but they said that they hadn't yet heard from either NYU or Columbia. Sorry, OP, for the accusation.
Correct, but I think the student attempted to correct himself when he put up his second post. Its not that he has definitively decided to go to Berkeley and wants to participate in BLS OCI. He doesn't have any idea where he will end up going, and so does not know which OCI fair he should participate in. It seems like the chances of him getting into NYU at the last minute may be strong, therefore he wants to avoid moving all the way to California and then having to move back at the last minute. But he also wants to avoid missing out on every school's OCI. Although it seems like he prefers not tobe in this situation in the first place, the safest bet in the situation would be to stay for BLS's OCI fair.
Sure, if they're willing to pass on Berkeley and stay at BLS. Or - it's not clear from the language - participate in BLS's OCI and pass on Berkeley's. But even if Berkeley actually permits that, it would really seem to defeat the whole purpose of transferring to Berkeley, which is to have access to firms through OCI that you wouldn't have access to at your original school. If they can get the job they want through BLS OCI there is almost no reason at all to transfer, especially across the country when they don't want to work in California. And I have to think that firms that interview at BLS are going to look askance at someone who interviews through BLS and then pops up as a Berkeley student.
Really I think the OP needs to decide whether transferring to Berkeley would be worth it, not which OCI to attend.
Hikko, how does that make any sense? You're not competing with outgoing transfers, because they're transferring. They're gone.
Assuming they go through OCI before leaving.