Oblomov wrote:thedogship wrote: Not to be a dick, but if you (Oblomov) didn't get a call after a few weeks, I'd assume you're not getting one. . . . My point is that you've really got to send out a ton of applications to get a decent return for interview requests, and if you're a so-so student or at a non-"top" school, you likely are going to have to extend applications beyond the NYC, DC, LA, or SF markets.
No offense taken. The rest of your message though, therein lies the pisser: I do go to one of these alleged "top schools," none of my apps was for what I'd consider to be a highly competitive market and they don't have any way to know that I am a so-so student. I only sent out about 20 for these reasons.
Must have been the limerick cover letter printed on pastel paper --knew I should have gone with a haiku.
Hmm, well then I'm not sure. Although you say there was no way for them to know you were a so-so student - I'm assuming that means you didn't send them your grades (or haven't yet gotten your grades). That could have something to do with it. I just remember that the judges that called me said they did in part because I had a complete set of grades for them to look at. While I didn't have a 4.0 or anything, it did give them something to go on, and i think they were hesitant to gamble on other candidates who had no grades.