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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I know that no one from that school in DC has gotten a CB or a screener or an offer. So.


How do you know that? I have 2 CBs and 1 screener in NYC and I have not told anyone I go to school with. I assumed a lot of people would just be tight lipped about this, but am I incorrect and everyone is telling everyone else about their CBs?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:43 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I know that no one from that school in DC has gotten a CB or a screener or an offer. So.


How do you know that? I have 2 CBs and 1 screener in NYC and I have not told anyone I go to school with. I assumed a lot of people would just be tight lipped about this, but am I incorrect and everyone is telling everyone else about their CBs?


That is completely plausible as I did the same thing. The only person who knew was my career services and some older mentors.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:25 pm

Top 15% at CCN, have applied to about 12 firms in V15 but have been radio silence except for one. Is this normal?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Top 15% at CCN, have applied to about 12 firms in V15 but have been radio silence except for one. Is this normal?



When did you apply? What market?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:22 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Top 15% at CCN, have applied to about 12 firms in V15 but have been radio silence except for one. Is this normal?



When did you apply? What market?


New York. Applied roughly 10 days ago.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:31 pm

For those who have heard back from Morgan Lewis NY, what was the turnaround time?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:35 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Top 15% at CCN, have applied to about 12 firms in V15 but have been radio silence except for one. Is this normal?



When did you apply? What market?


New York. Applied roughly 10 days ago.


Depends on the firm. Some took longer to get back to me, but the longest was 5 days. One firm has been silent, but has been less than a week too. Some firms will let you know that they are not interviewing but will help you secure one at OCI if you aren’t successful.

I have similar stats in a similar school situation.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Top 15% at CCN, have applied to about 12 firms in V15 but have been radio silence except for one. Is this normal?


I had one V10 get back to me after almost 3 weeks. They're busy.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:02 pm

I’ve had some firms get back to me in a few weeks, but two firms got back to me the same day

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:30 pm

Agree with the rest - wouldn't read into wait time. 1) They're busy. 2) You can't do anything about it.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:39 pm

recruiting departments are overwhelmed right now (current SA class events; scheduling OCI, fielding mass-mailers; preparing for incoming first year associates to take the bar/get offices, etc). It all falls in the same few months so this time of year is hectic for them

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:Agree with the rest - wouldn't read into wait time. 1) They're busy. 2) You can't do anything about it.


I disagree. Firms that are interested have moved fast.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:38 am

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Anonymous User wrote:DC callbacks and offers (not necessarily both for all the listed firms, some have made offers some have only done callbacks):

Jones Day
Kirkland
Skadden
Latham
McDermott
Davis Polk
Simpson
Sidley
Covington
Hogan


I think people should be aware here that context really matters. Some firms use pre-OCI as a way to recruit from schools that are either far away or where they're only going to take 1 or 2 associates from (Berkeley, Stanford, etc.) Others use it as a way to get top talent.


Poster who posted list. These callbacks and offers went out to median and above median students at a t13 (Duke/UVA). Most of the students who have received these callbacks/offers are currently working in DC.


Being at one of the two schools you mentioned, I know that no one from that school in DC has gotten a CB or a screener or an offer. So.


Then you must be at the other school then. I have no reason to make up a random list on here. People wanted a list from an earlier poster, so I am providing people with a list.


I emailed these firms (Duke student below median) and got nothing.

Dang man this sucks. I even networked with people at firms.

I need to stop being so optimistic and realize my grades hold me down.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:34 am

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I emailed these firms (Duke student below median) and got nothing.

Dang man this sucks. I even networked with people at firms.

I need to stop being so optimistic and realize my grades hold me down.[/quote]

Or just pick yourself up and keep grinding. It’s much easier to give up than to keep reaching out, setting up phone calls, coffee meets, and networking hard for your shot. If you have a specific goal in mind though you gotta keep after it

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:40 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Agree with the rest - wouldn't read into wait time. 1) They're busy. 2) You can't do anything about it.


I disagree. Firms that are interested have moved fast.


I have a "perfect" resume - tippy-top grades from HYS, law review, brand-name summer internship, couple years at a McKinsey/Bain/BCG - and am still waiting on a couple NY firms a week after applying. 0% chance I was dinged. It's busy, and it's June. People need to chill out.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:02 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Agree with the rest - wouldn't read into wait time. 1) They're busy. 2) You can't do anything about it.


I disagree. Firms that are interested have moved fast.


I have a "perfect" resume - tippy-top grades from HYS, law review, brand-name summer internship, couple years at a McKinsey/Bain/BCG - and am still waiting on a couple NY firms a week after applying. 0% chance I was dinged. It's busy, and it's June. People need to chill out.


Curious who you are waiting on with that resume.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:02 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Agree with the rest - wouldn't read into wait time. 1) They're busy. 2) You can't do anything about it.


I disagree. Firms that are interested have moved fast.


I have a "perfect" resume - tippy-top grades from HYS, law review, brand-name summer internship, couple years at a McKinsey/Bain/BCG - and am still waiting on a couple NY firms a week after applying. 0% chance I was dinged. It's busy, and it's June. People need to chill out.


Curious who you are waiting on with that resume.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:12 am

Does anyone have any insight on how much it could help for a partner to personally pass your resume on to recruiting?

I recently met a partner at a networking event, had coffee with him a few days later, and he then asked for my resume and passed it on. He is not the office's hiring partner so my gut instinct is that it is helpful (and I am very thankful for it) but does not guarantee anything, but it would be helpful to get others insight/experiences with similar situations. Thanks.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:04 am

Weil NY has sent out at least one offer.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:07 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Agree with the rest - wouldn't read into wait time. 1) They're busy. 2) You can't do anything about it.


I disagree. Firms that are interested have moved fast.


I have a "perfect" resume - tippy-top grades from HYS, law review, brand-name summer internship, couple years at a McKinsey/Bain/BCG - and am still waiting on a couple NY firms a week after applying. 0% chance I was dinged. It's busy, and it's June. People need to chill out.


Curious who you are waiting on with that resume.


SullCrom, DPW, Simpson. Like I said before, pointless to try and divine some sort of meaning from this. CSM is equally "prestigious" and got back to me extremely quickly. It's June, firms are busy. If I hear back, cool, if I don't, I'll just interview with them at EIP.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:45 pm

whats goin on peeps? any movement?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:whats goin on peeps? any movement?


Can you read? People have posted lists of firms in NY and DC that have done callbacks and offers.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:40 am

Willkie NY has sent out interview invites.

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:13 pm

Anyone hear anything yet from Chicago firms/offices?

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Re: Pre-OCI 2018

Postby Nothing but the Funk » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:17 pm

Some movement is happening in NC. My home market, CCN below median.



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