Totally naive questions:
1. Is it possible to contact the firm's recruiter and find out what it prefers?
2. Would it be the worst thing in the world to do both?
I'm obviously not an OCI person as I have been on a particular public interest track throughout LS. Nonetheless, I did once work at an organization that did job fairs for (competitive) summer internship positions, and I think we would have been happy to give a little advice like this prior to an interview.
I'm going through this same issue right now. I got a grip of interviews from the Chicago Diversity Fair, but I didn't get my interview schedule until after our bids were due for OCI. There's a good chance that I may have 7 double interviews. I don't know what to do.
For the other poster going through the same situation, I can give you one anecdote. My friend said he got callbacks from tons of firms at a job fair that had rejected him at OCI.
I'm really considering just doing them at both.
Thanks for chiming in, t L.
Can you clarify bolded for me? By "rejected", do you mean he was not selected for interviews from the firms after the bidding process, or do you mean that he received ding letters from them after interviewing at OCI?