Kilpatrick wrote:ChattelCat wrote:From what I know the alternates are chosen by the firm in case someone turns down an interview. Our year career services would email you if there was a spot that opened up - I was seriously doubtful that this would actually happen but I did actually end up getting an interview as an alternate for one firm.
I'm not holding my breath for any alternate spots to turn into interviews, but I notice on Symplicity that there are still slots open at a lot of firms. Are these empty spots, or are they just people who haven't signed up yet? I couldn't believe that there would be anybody who wouldn't sign up right away, but throughout the weekend there was still a slow trickle of latecomers. Were people waiting until the last minute to sign up during your OCI?
Also how did the alternate interview go? Do you know anybody who got a callback or an offer after being an alternate?
I remember that happening too, but the spots did eventually fill up. I have no idea why anyone would wait either, but some people do. My alternate interview was fine - no callback, but I didn't feel like he had already decided I was a "no" before I walked in the door. I have no idea if anyone else had alternate interviews or whether callbacks resulted - my class got so screwed by the economy that people stopped talking about interviews & jobs around the time of OCI and it was essentially a forbidden topic of conversation for the next two years.