Naked Dude wrote: Do you know why some sections are bigger/smaller than others? If there are 500+ people per class, there can't be 80 students spread out among 5 sections. Is there any rhyme or reason?
I just want my schedule already...
Honestly, I have no idea how they chose which sections were huge (120-ish) and which one would be the step-child section (around 80).
I didn't want to intrude on the 2011 GW OCI Thread
, but could you guys explain what's going on over there?
I'm guessing the posters are rising 3Ls (?) who submitted their resumes/cover letters to law firms (="bid"?) for permanent employment after graduation already? (You have to apply this early for a job almost a year away!?) And if you post something like "0/5 on NY regional" that means you got no firms, out of the 5 job applications you sent to NY area firms, expressing any interest in interviewing you? (A "callback" is a response asking you for an interview??)
1) Bidding: Rising 2Ls/3Ls/4LEs applying for summer or permanent submitted resumes/transcripts/cover letters through Symplicity to firms that our school is bringing in through OCI or to the regionals. Unfortunately, yes, we have to start applying for internships/jobs that won't start until next May at least.
2) "Results"/Pre-select: On designated days, the firms will begin letting us know (through Symplicity) if we've been selected for an interview, are an alternate, or are shit out of luck. OCI has not yet begun releasing pre-selects, but some of the regionals have.
3) Regionals: the school participates in interview programs that occur in other places (eg. Los Angeles, Philadelphia). We can bid on those programs and it doesn't count against our number of bids (which is limited) for OCI. But, if we get selected for those interviews, we have to get ourselves to wherever that regional program is held.
So "0/5 NY" indicates that the person bid on five firms that will be at the regional event in NY, and they were not pre-selected for any of them. That sucks, but it doesn't mean that they won't get NY at all, since most of the firms coming to OCI are also (or only) interviewing for their NY offices.