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Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:41 am
by Anonymous User
Hello all! I don't see a thread for this year yet. Does anyone know the timeline for when we can hope to receive pre-selects?

Feel free to use or alter this format for pre-selects:

School:
Rank:
Ties to Bay Area?:
IP?:
URM/Affiliation?:

# of bids:
# of Pre-Selects:
# of Alternates:

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:19 pm
by Anonymous User
Any idea when we find out about screeners? I thought it would be today?

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:00 pm
by Anonymous User
Did this last year. Had about 10 screeners (all pre-selects). Only got 1 callback.

Maybe it was my interview skills but a lot of people I talked to ended up in similar situations. I did fine at my school's OCI. Would skip if I could do it over again.

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:54 pm
by Anonymous User
Just to represent a different perspective, I am really glad I did this and I think if you have good grades and want to work in the Bay Area, you should definitely participate if you qualify. It took so much pressure off going into OCI to already have an offer from BADCF.

I had 8 screeners, 8 callbacks, and 6 offers. I think my success was a function of having good grades, WE, and ties to the Bay Area. I did OK at OCI, but not nearly as well as I did here. Also FWIW, OMM gave me a callback at the conclusion of the screener. For other firms, it took between 2 days and a week.

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:27 am
by Anonymous User
Wow, 8 for 8. Congrats. Can I ask how good your grades were and if you were coming from a T13?

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:50 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Wow, 8 for 8. Congrats. Can I ask how good your grades were and if you were coming from a T13?


Thanks! Yes, T-13. Top 10%. LGBT.

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:50 am
by Anonymous User
Are all preselects out?
Anybody hearing from Mofo, OMM and Sidley?

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:08 am
by Anonymous User
Yes, heard from all three (Mofo, OMM and Sidley), alternate with Mofo.

Bid on 17
Preselects: 10
Alternates: 3

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:30 am
by Anonymous User
Did anyone hear back from DLA Piper and Dechert?

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:39 am
by Anonymous User
Ding from DLA.

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:48 am
by Anonymous User
What does it mean "alternate"?

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:55 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Yes, heard from all three (Mofo, OMM and Sidley), alternate with Mofo.

Bid on 17
Preselects: 10
Alternates: 3


Stats?

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:24 am
by Chouchou
Got about 10 screeners; both MOFO offices (SF/PA) turned me down.

I am a little concerned about the polar responses about screener/callback ratio that I heard from different people; will really appreciate more info from people who have done this so I don't waste valuable screener opportunities with firms that I am really interested in. (most allow only one)

My best guess for the polar responses is that these pre-OCI screeners really are looking for top credential candidates. Anyone from low T1/top T2 schools?

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:29 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
"Yes, heard from all three (Mofo, OMM and Sidley), alternate with Mofo.

Bid on 17
Preselects: 10
Alternates: 3"

Top 1% at T2 school.

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:30 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:
"Yes, heard from all three (Mofo, OMM and Sidley), alternate with Mofo.

Bid on 17
Preselects: 10
Alternates: 3"

Top 1% at T2 school.


Congrats! do you have ties to CA?

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:23 pm
by Anonymous User
School: T6
Rank: Median to Top 1/3 (we don't rank)
Ties to Bay Area?: No
IP?: No
URM/Affiliation?: No

# of bids: 13
# of Pre-Selects: 4
# of Alternates: 1

Looks like this fair is really only for tip top candidates, pretty feast or famine. I'm probably just throwing money away for attending, but I hope it's at least good interview practice.

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:35 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:School: T6
Rank: Median to Top 1/3 (we don't rank)
Ties to Bay Area?: No
IP?: No
URM/Affiliation?: No

# of bids: 13
# of Pre-Selects: 4
# of Alternates: 1

Looks like this fair is really only for tip top candidates, pretty feast or famine. I'm probably just throwing money away for attending, but I hope it's at least good interview practice.


An alternate way to read this would be that the Bay Area Diversity fair employers tend to prioritize candidates with Bay Area ties or URM status.

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:06 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:School: T6
Rank: Median to Top 1/3 (we don't rank)
Ties to Bay Area?: No
IP?: No
URM/Affiliation?: No

# of bids: 13
# of Pre-Selects: 4
# of Alternates: 1

Looks like this fair is really only for tip top candidates, pretty feast or famine. I'm probably just throwing money away for attending, but I hope it's at least good interview practice.


An alternate way to read this would be that the Bay Area Diversity fair employers tend to prioritize candidates with Bay Area ties or URM status.


I concur, and I guess I should have clarified. I am of a minority group, but am not URM. I think it would be unfair to equate diversity = URM status only, but I guess it's highly possible this fair was meant only to scoop up URMs and top 10%s.

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:15 am
by Anonymous User
Did anyone else get an email from Cooley saying that they had added time slots? Initially, I was not selected.

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:26 pm
by Chouchou
Does anyone know when the interview schedule will come out? does it guarantee an interview spot if you accept a pre-select?

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:54 am
by Anonymous User
Email this morning said schedule comes out 7/19.

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:32 pm
by Anonymous User
Anyone receive their schedules or any additional interviews through the lottery?

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:37 pm
by Anonymous User
My preselect schedule was posted yesterday in the morning but disappeared a few hours later. Strange.

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:55 pm
by Chouchou
I received an email from the program coordinator that interview schedules will be posted on Monday 7/24.

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:03 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Just to represent a different perspective, I am really glad I did this and I think if you have good grades and want to work in the Bay Area, you should definitely participate if you qualify. It took so much pressure off going into OCI to already have an offer from BADCF.

I had 8 screeners, 8 callbacks, and 6 offers. I think my success was a function of having good grades, WE, and ties to the Bay Area. I did OK at OCI, but not nearly as well as I did here. Also FWIW, OMM gave me a callback at the conclusion of the screener. For other firms, it took between 2 days and a week.

Second. Had 3 screeners, 2 call backs. T30, top 1/3, WE and ties to the Bay Area. Not urm.