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Title: Cold offers
Post by: thorc954 on December 28, 2007, 01:45:24 PM
Hey, so I didnt know enough about the concept going in to OCI, and now that I have an SA I am slightly worried that I didnt ask more questions about cold offers.  So, I figured I would ask yall.

Two questions.

1) anyone know what it takes to get a cold offer?  Ive been told its nearly impossible to get a no offer, but these seem to be more prevalent.

2) anyone know a resource for determining how many cold offers are given?  Nalp doesnt address this from what I have seen.

Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Cold offers
Post by: JoeMayo on February 18, 2008, 02:26:11 PM
Hey, so I didnt know enough about the concept going in to OCI, and now that I have an SA I am slightly worried that I didnt ask more questions about cold offers.  So, I figured I would ask yall.

Two questions.

1) anyone know what it takes to get a cold offer?  Ive been told its nearly impossible to get a no offer, but these seem to be more prevalent.

2) anyone know a resource for determining how many cold offers are given?  Nalp doesnt address this from what I have seen.

Thanks guys.

1. I don't think it's common by any means.
2. The whole idea of the cold offer is that it can't really be tracked.
Title: Re: Cold offers
Post by: thorc954 on February 18, 2008, 03:18:04 PM
:( thats what I thought.  Its such a sketchy process.
Title: Re: Cold offers
Post by: Budlaw on February 18, 2008, 05:10:56 PM
:( thats what I thought.  Its such a sketchy process.


Ok, so maybe I'm out of the loop, but what is a "cold offer?" Is it the same thing as not getting an offer?
Title: Re: Cold offers
Post by: vaplaugh on February 18, 2008, 06:08:35 PM
:( thats what I thought.  Its such a sketchy process.


Ok, so maybe I'm out of the loop, but what is a "cold offer?" Is it the same thing as not getting an offer?

Seconded.  I've heard this term before but have no idea what it means.
Title: Re: Cold offers
Post by: eli250 on February 18, 2008, 06:39:44 PM
Isn't that when the firm officially gives someone an offer with the understanding that the offer will be declined so that both can "save face."  I wonder how the firm goes about doing this?   
Title: Re: Cold offers
Post by: thorc954 on February 18, 2008, 08:55:01 PM
Isn't that when the firm officially gives someone an offer with the understanding that the offer will be declined so that both can "save face."  I wonder how the firm goes about doing this?   

yes, thats basically it.  It makes it easier for the summer to go through oci again cause they dont have to say they were no-offered and it makes it better for the firm on nalp. 

anyway, i think that you have like an end of the summer meeting with the hiring committee and they basically tell ya *&^% didnt work out.  Im not sure on the specifics though and hopefully will never know.
Title: Re: Cold offers
Post by: Budlaw on February 19, 2008, 03:02:17 PM
Isn't that when the firm officially gives someone an offer with the understanding that the offer will be declined so that both can "save face."  I wonder how the firm goes about doing this?   

yes, thats basically it.  It makes it easier for the summer to go through oci again cause they dont have to say they were no-offered and it makes it better for the firm on nalp. 

anyway, i think that you have like an end of the summer meeting with the hiring committee and they basically tell ya *&^% didnt work out.  Im not sure on the specifics though and hopefully will never know.

Gotcha. That is shady as hell.
Title: Re: Cold offers
Post by: SJ228 on February 19, 2008, 03:04:17 PM
How long after the summer do firms give offers? I know my schools does resume drops in mid-Aug. Do most people apply with the worry that they will be no-offered?
Title: Re: Cold offers
Post by: jacy85 on February 19, 2008, 03:42:33 PM
Firms differ on when they give offers, and even one firm may differ year to year.  I got my offer one week after the summer program ended.  I was 99% sure of an offer at my firm, but less sure I'd get the practice group I wanted, so I dropped resumes of fall OCI.  When I got my offer for my first choice practice group, I simply declined my interviews once they were offered (we accept/decline interview offers on Simplicity for our OCI).