SubmedianHomeskAlien wrote:Kinda similar question to the one above. So the GPA took a dip in the Spring, and I ended up w/ a 3.21. Not the end of the world, but I don't exactly have any mitigating factors to fall back on, e.g. good work experience (graduated in 2015 & worked retail in between) or "softs" (resume is meh).
I was planning on targeting NY & my home market (relatively large secondary market). Would prefer the home market. Other than "bidding smart," emailing associates for coffee, and mass-mailing the crap out all biglaw/midlaw firms in the general vicinity of the 2 aforementioned markets, is there any other advice that the OCI veterans wanna share?
EDIT: oh, and OCS did send out an excel sheet with GPA medians and general data on certain firms. But it doesn't include nearly all the firms that are actually coming to EIW. Is there somewhere to find more in depth info on this?
In addition to the things you mentioned:
1) Depending on where you're working this summer, ask a person of influence who you've done good work for to connect you or shop your resume around to biglaw friends
2) Follow up with attorneys you networked with at receptions and whatnot throughout the year
3) Go to the stupid firm events this summer
4) Scour your personal network (UG, extended fam, etc.) and your network's respective networks (hello LinkedIn) for leads
I was around your GPA and got cb's/offers from doing all 4 of these