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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:33 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:In non grade-fapping, but still neurotic concerns: how worried should we be that 3 short months before the heart of Fall recruiting the Director of Career Services left?

That man was completely useless.


Finally something we can all agree on

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:37 pm

splitmuch wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:In non grade-fapping, but still neurotic concerns: how worried should we be that 3 short months before the heart of Fall recruiting the Director of Career Services left?

That man was completely useless.


Finally something we can all agree on

Well I don't agree.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:40 pm

Their email subject line and starting made me think he had died.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:08 pm

Flips88 wrote:Their email subject line and starting made me think he had died.


Well it IS Depaul :twisted:

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:56 pm

IAFG wrote:
splitmuch wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:In non grade-fapping, but still neurotic concerns: how worried should we be that 3 short months before the heart of Fall recruiting the Director of Career Services left?

That man was completely useless.


Finally something we can all agree on

Well I don't agree.


Well then nevermind.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bdubs » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:16 am

Soooooo .... 125 employers and 172 sets of interviewers. Sounds like insanity.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Kikero » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:57 pm

bdubs wrote:Soooooo .... 125 employers and 172 sets of interviewers. Sounds like insanity.


How many have there been in the past?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:23 pm

Anyone know where the info about GPA cutoffs for call backs at OCI for firms is? I remember seeing it earlier this year, but can't find it anywhere now.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bdubs » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:27 pm

Flips88 wrote:Anyone know where the info about GPA cutoffs for call backs at OCI for firms is? I remember seeing it earlier this year, but can't find it anywhere now.


They took down the old one. I am guessing (hoping) they will be putting out one with updated info from last year soon.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby jarofsoup » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:34 pm

Any one have any anecdotal stories about the statistics of people who transferred from a Tier 2 to NU and what there stats are. Also if you think it would be hard to make friends because it makes the process a lot easier.

I am very impressed with everything about NU and the fact that unlike U of C it seems that you wont get killed going outside. I have heard stories about people getting stabbed and shit near the Chicago campus because they go to get food off campus.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:16 pm

Flips88 wrote:Anyone know where the info about GPA cutoffs for call backs at OCI for firms is? I remember seeing it earlier this year, but can't find it anywhere now.


I have a copy of it if you want it, let me know. Dave in CSO told me it wasn't that accurate as they didn't have great response rates in the years that are included. He also said they'd put up a new one sometime in June.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:33 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Anyone know where the info about GPA cutoffs for call backs at OCI for firms is? I remember seeing it earlier this year, but can't find it anywhere now.


I have a copy of it if you want it, let me know. Dave in CSO told me it wasn't that accurate as they didn't have great response rates in the years that are included. He also said they'd put up a new one sometime in June.

Yeah I have to assume more is coming. Not like it matters much now since we don't know our GPAs yet...tomorrow better be D-Day

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:17 pm

bdubs wrote:Soooooo .... 125 employers and 172 sets of interviewers. Sounds like insanity.


How many unique law firm employers (not counting multi-office listings) are there? My year was 118.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Blumpbeef » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:24 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Anyone know where the info about GPA cutoffs for call backs at OCI for firms is? I remember seeing it earlier this year, but can't find it anywhere now.


I have a copy of it if you want it, let me know. Dave in CSO told me it wasn't that accurate as they didn't have great response rates in the years that are included. He also said they'd put up a new one sometime in June.


I'd actually be interested in seeing it, even if it is out of date/incomplete.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bdubs » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:28 pm

rayiner wrote:
bdubs wrote:Soooooo .... 125 employers and 172 sets of interviewers. Sounds like insanity.


How many unique law firm employers (not counting multi-office listings) are there? My year was 118.


125 is the number of unique employers, but it does include a few PI employers who are doing OCI

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:35 pm

Honestly, the GPA data is pretty useless. There are basically only three or four tiers of firms for bidding purposes:

1) Top DC firms like Covington and Wilmer. You need 3.8+ to have a shot.
2) Top NYC firms like CSM, S&C, STB, Cleary, PW etc. Also, Sidley Chi/K&E Chi. Need a 3.5-3.6+.
3) Every other V100.

Basically, if you're in the top 10% you have a shot at the elite DC firms, if you're top 1/3 you have a shot at the elite NYC and Chicago firms, and outside that you're competing for all the other firms.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Remnantofisrael » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:39 pm

So how much does a GPA drop matter (if you went from, say, a 3.8 to a 3.5).

Also, my real question (the previous one was intended to make certain people not get all butthurt), since we don't have grades yet, can I assume they won't be coming today?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:47 pm

Remnantofisrael wrote:So how much does a GPA drop matter (if you went from, say, a 3.8 to a 3.5).

Also, my real question (the previous one was intended to make certain people not get all butthurt), since we don't have grades yet, can I assume they won't be coming today?


They've come out pretty late in the day, evening before.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:48 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Anyone know where the info about GPA cutoffs for call backs at OCI for firms is? I remember seeing it earlier this year, but can't find it anywhere now.


I have a copy of it if you want it, let me know. Dave in CSO told me it wasn't that accurate as they didn't have great response rates in the years that are included. He also said they'd put up a new one sometime in June.


I'd actually be interested in seeing it, even if it is out of date/incomplete.


pm'd

Have a link for others who want it.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:51 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Anyone know where the info about GPA cutoffs for call backs at OCI for firms is? I remember seeing it earlier this year, but can't find it anywhere now.


I have a copy of it if you want it, let me know. Dave in CSO told me it wasn't that accurate as they didn't have great response rates in the years that are included. He also said they'd put up a new one sometime in June.


I'd actually be interested in seeing it, even if it is out of date/incomplete.


pm'd

Have a link for others who want it.
Yusplz!

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:53 pm

Two of the last 5 fall/spring semesters grades came out around 7:30. One semester at 6, another at 4:30, and Fall 2011 was 10 pm.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby R1chardParker » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:58 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Anyone know where the info about GPA cutoffs for call backs at OCI for firms is? I remember seeing it earlier this year, but can't find it anywhere now.


I have a copy of it if you want it, let me know. Dave in CSO told me it wasn't that accurate as they didn't have great response rates in the years that are included. He also said they'd put up a new one sometime in June.


I'd actually be interested in seeing it, even if it is out of date/incomplete.


pm'd

Have a link for others who want it.


I would also like to see it- thanks!

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Revolver066 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:06 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Anyone know where the info about GPA cutoffs for call backs at OCI for firms is? I remember seeing it earlier this year, but can't find it anywhere now.


I have a copy of it if you want it, let me know. Dave in CSO told me it wasn't that accurate as they didn't have great response rates in the years that are included. He also said they'd put up a new one sometime in June.


I'd actually be interested in seeing it, even if it is out of date/incomplete.


pm'd

Have a link for others who want it.


Interested, thanks!

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Georgia Avenue » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:10 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Anyone know where the info about GPA cutoffs for call backs at OCI for firms is? I remember seeing it earlier this year, but can't find it anywhere now.


I have a copy of it if you want it, let me know. Dave in CSO told me it wasn't that accurate as they didn't have great response rates in the years that are included. He also said they'd put up a new one sometime in June.


I'd actually be interested in seeing it, even if it is out of date/incomplete.


pm'd

Have a link for others who want it.


1 please

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Sauer Grapes » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:19 pm

rayiner wrote:Two of the last 5 fall/spring semesters grades came out around 7:30. One semester at 6, another at 4:30, and Fall 2011 was 10 pm.

I think last spring was the 4:30 one? I remember still being at my summer job.




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