kapital98 wrote:ilovesf wrote:FeelTheHeat wrote:ilovesf wrote:Each school has their own limit. We are allowed 35 bids and we are encouraged to use them all. I also find OCI totally overwhelming and kinda scary
Glad I'm not the only one. Besides, you have great grades, what are you worried about? I was horrified I would barely qualify for any interviews because everything is top 20%, but TLS says to just submit to the places I want to work anyways.
In case nobody here knows, I go to UF and finished top third.
I'm not that worried about getting interviews because I'm around 10%, but I'm really worried about getting cbs/offers. I don't know anything about the FL market (I'm guessing you're bidding there?) but the state of the bay area as described on TLS scares the shit out of me. I'm just nervous the interviewer will be thinking "we're just going to hire Boalt/Stanford, why am I even here?" the whole time we're talking.
I'm fortunate enough to technically meet the cut-off for many firms. Of course that doesn't matter because the technical cutoff doesn't correlate with the de facto cutoff.
I might be able to score a handful of interviews if I'm really lucky (especially because of the bogus lottery system.) However, that doesn't mean much.
It's just a huge mindfuck to make people believe they have a chance.
making every cutoff doesn't mean you actually have a chance at every (or ANY) firm...it's really annoying (and depressing). wish firms were a bit more transparent so we don't have to waste our time on firms that aren't serious about hiring.
still, just getting your foot in the door is half the battle; from what i've read, a good interview can make up a whole lot.