fruitoftheloom wrote:Grading was extremely prompt - we finished finals on Friday, received grades Monday, started OCI Tuesday.
Do we sign up for OCI as soon as we arrive in May? Will 2Ls have signed up already? Just trying to get a better sense of the entire OCI timeline for incoming AJDs from start to finish.
My apologies if this has been asked already.
First - something to keep in mind for IP is that not all degrees are equal. Right now I think it's mechanical engineering that's super sexy for employers.
For your questions: You sign up for OCI in July (I believe), it's definitely after you get your mid-summer grade from whatever course is being taught for the first 5 weeks. You sign up for OCI at the exact same time as other 2Ls. The way that it works is you have 2-3 weeks to bid on firms before the bids are "final" and everyones bids are submitted together at once. Where you actually have a disadvantage is that other 2Ls are able to start sending out resumes in June and July and you can't. That impacts you a lot in non Chicago/NYC markets.