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General Board / Re: Sending "Thank You" emails after OCI interviews?
« on: September 12, 2008, 10:10:00 AM »
If your school says not to send thank you emails, and you go ahead and do it, then you are a d-bag. 

Your thank you e-mails did not hurt, but you can send thank you e-mails all day long and not have the grades.  I think the only time I'd send a sincere thank you e-mail is if my grades and resume were "too good" for a firm that I was really interested in to express sincere interest to avoid yield-protection.

But the decision is usually made before you'd even have time to send a thank you note. And, if a hiring committee convenes once a week during callbacks, I can't imagine anyone saying "Well, he sure didn't seem like a good fit. But he did send a thank you e-mail!  Let's give him an offer!"



I think you're missing the point; it's not about doing it to try to have a better chance of getting a callback or offer, it's about being polite and grateful for the time spent discussing the prospect of working with you.

I also don't think the OP would be a "d-bag" if he sent thank you notes against the advice of his CDO; career development offices are notoriously bad, and if this was just "advice" rather than a prescription of how they MUST behave, I don't see what the big deal is in defying their suggestion.

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General Board / Re: Sending "Thank You" emails after OCI interviews?
« on: September 11, 2008, 10:37:32 PM »
I did thank you notes for every firm I screened with.

I had 20 screening interviews, and got 15 callbacks...so I don't really think sending the thank you notes "hurt."

In fact, I think they probably did help a few times. Off the top of my head, four or five of the interviewers responded thanking me for my message via e-mail that night. One even mentioned it during my callback call, and was grateful for my expressed gratitude. If you do it, make sure you're concise and use good grammar/etc. Also make sure you don't use too generic a message.

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Transferring / Re: GW Transfer Registration
« on: August 15, 2008, 09:25:20 PM »
Take, in no particular order:

1) Smith
2) Colby
3) Schwartz
4) Butler

Don't take Banzhaf, whatever you do...

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Transferring / Re: top 10% at T3 is what % at a T20 (GW) ? - (OCI)
« on: July 20, 2008, 11:02:06 AM »
what's up with gw taking so many transfers this year? filling the coffers eh?

Tons of people are leaving. In my section, of the people I know (less than everyone), I can think of 10 off the top of my head (myself included).

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Transferring / Re: GW over Michigan??
« on: July 16, 2008, 08:05:51 PM »
Im coming from a T4 and I finished 1L top 1%

I'd go to Mich...if you were at an already strong school, those stats would carry you through OCI (which is the principle reason to go to the higher ranked school). What about GULC? Did you get in there?

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Transferring / Re: GW over Michigan??
« on: July 16, 2008, 07:44:32 PM »
yes it would be a big mistake. are you insane?

Hold your horses, buddy -- this is different cuz he's talking about attending as a transfer...not a 1L.

Here's the vital question I need to answer this: What 1L stats at what school?

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General Board / Re: OCI advice for 2Ls.
« on: July 10, 2008, 10:33:42 PM »
Don't be afraid to be persistent; I was very interested in the firm I worked at this summer, and I let them know several times. I don't think I would have gotten an offer for the summer had I just sat back and waited.

You don't want to be too pushy, though.

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Law School Applications / Re: Transferring...what do I have to do?
« on: July 09, 2008, 06:18:39 PM »
Have come full circle--I'm officially in at, and will be attending, Penn Law next fall. If you work hard and remain resolved, anything is possible.

Congrats dude!

Thanks. Feels great. Moving in with girlfriend, et. al.

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Law School Applications / Re: Transferring...what do I have to do?
« on: July 09, 2008, 05:53:23 PM »
Have come full circle--I'm officially in at, and will be attending, Penn Law next fall. If you work hard and remain resolved, anything is possible.

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Law School Applications / Re: Transferring...what do I have to do?
« on: July 07, 2008, 09:25:56 PM »
Sorry I should have clarified. When I asked where you were in I meant where has your transfer application been accepted? On a related note, where all did you apply?

Only have applied to two schools so far -- 1 EA (GULC), and 1 I'm still waiting on (Penn). If I get into Penn, my transfer cycle is over.

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