Thursday, April 22, 2010

Free Cupcakes in Scott Commons in Honor of Earth Day

And they are delicious.  Not amicus cupcake delicious, but close!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the opposite of a post about c/o 2012 OGI :(

Anonymous said...

The cupcakes were really good and had awesome sugar candy things on the top!

Anonymous said...

c/o 2012 OGI: ABANDON ALL HOPE ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE!!!

Anonymous said...

2012 OGIs: better than 2011 OGIs, not as good as 2009 OGIs.
2010 OGIs don't fit into the pattern because the OGIs themselves went fine, but summers themselves did not.

Consider the post written.

Anonymous said...

OK you retards. The OGI material has been out for days now. When are you going to post about it!

J. Crew Model said...

Sorry brosephs, Rule 12(f) and I have been too busy being awesome, drinking beer, and eating at Mas to post stuff about c/o 2012 OGIs.

Also, file that shit under "things that have a 0% impact on my life" - I'm outta here in 2 weeks. Write a guest column yourself if you want one that bad.

Rule 12 (f) said...

Ignore him, we're working on it.

J. Crew Model said...

Fine, spend Foxfield Saturday working on an OGI post. What do I care if you hate fun?

Anonymous said...

*scratches meekly at Rule 12(f)'s door*

want OGI post :(

Things that may or may not be relevant:

*Lots of confusion about whether or not the 'top 5' picks are pre-selected or not. It's a little unclear, but reading the calendar in the appendix I think it's indisputable that the firm picks from the list using GPA/resume. That means it's really a modified 80/20 system, but I hear a lot of people who think it's a modified 60/40 system.

*The week between preselects + top 5 preselects going out should be awkward

*When people decline preselects, does that mean MORE than 20% lottery, or will those slots go to pre-selected alternates?

*c/o 2012 now has absolutely no grade information about firms. Nothing vague, no generalities. If we want anything, we'll have to get it from career services 1 on 1. I heard there was a presentation last year laying it out in general terms for each class, it's nervous making not to have even that.

*Cover letters for each firm sounds extraordinarily obnoxious, because it takes the firm no effort to allow a custom cover letter, but with 50 bids it could be back-breaking to write 50 coherent ones.

*I saw no mention of the maximum # of interviews that can be accepted. Has there been a cap historically? Is there likely to be one this year?

*Actually, speaking of that, I'm not sure I even read in the packet that we have 50 bids. Is that still true?

Anonymous said...

"*When people decline preselects, does that mean MORE than 20% lottery, or will those slots go to pre-selected alternates? "

They go to alternates; otherwise there would be no point to firms listing alternates.

"*c/o 2012 now has absolutely no grade information about firms. Nothing vague, no generalities. If we want anything, we'll have to get it from career services 1 on 1. I heard there was a presentation last year laying it out in general terms for each class, it's nervous making not to have even that."

The information they gave in presentations last year was worthless at best, and possibly harmful (because it proved to be so grossly inaccurate).

"*I saw no mention of the maximum # of interviews that can be accepted. Has there been a cap historically? Is there likely to be one this year?"

Last year it was capped at 35. As someone who got close to that number, I think it should be capped far lower; 25 would make plenty of sense.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 10:19, very much appreciated.

Can you give info on what GPA + (general) background + (general) market got you several dozen interviews when many (most) had fewer than 10? Don't want to out you, but I'm trying to cobble together expectations and plans.

Anonymous said...

10:21,

This isn't 10:19, but this might help you establish some data points. For c/o 2011 OGIs last year:

Background: GPA > 3.7, Law Review, Moot Court, worked for a judge 1L summer, went straight through but have significant work experience (that's vague enough to keep me anonymous)
Market: D.C. only
# OGI interviews received / applied to: 31 preselects / 33 applied to total
# callbacks: ~20 (declined about half)

Anonymous said...

[Insert law review gunner bragging here]

Anonymous said...

12:51 - whether I (or anyone) is above or below that line, it's really important to get a sense for what the results are likely to be so we can plan appropriately. Posting such info anonymously & in this context is hardly bragging.

12:46 - thank you very much, that was extremely helpful information. Is there any reason you didn't use all of your bids? I assume it was because you expected to be be pre-selected at most firms and knew there were only 33 you were interested in?

Did most people not use all of their bids, or just those who were fairly sure of their ability to get pre-selected?

I know these are dumb/basic, but I just don't want to make any assumptions that turn out to be faulty. It's too important to make a dumb mistake, and I (and others, based on these comments) feel way too 'on my/our own' with just a handbook and a slap on the ass before we leave school this semester.

Anonymous said...

12:46 here.

I didn't use all of my bids because there were only 33 firms I could conceivably picture myself working at, so yes, you're correct. Once callbacks came back and I had gone through the on-campus interviews, it was much easier to narrow my "picture" down.

I had a number of friends across the statistical spectrum who did not use all of their bids, but also know many who did use all of their bids, so I'm not sure there was a consensus view on that. My unsolicited advice would be to use as many bids as firms you can picture yourself working at, and that's where researching firms is helpful.