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Rank Question - No Guessing Required
« on: June 12, 2007, 04:34:20 PM »
I'm going to ask career services, but here is my question.

Would you consider a class rank of 27/260 to be Top 10%? It comes out to 10.38%.

I'm basically asking about the 10.01-10.99% range.


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Re: Rank Question - No Guessing Required
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007, 04:44:22 PM »
No, because simple math shows that in order to be in the Top 10% it is 26 and under.  If you put Top 10%, although it is small, some firms my look at your funny and ask questions.  Put Top 11% or Top 15% and move one spot next semester. 

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Re: Rank Question - No Guessing Required
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007, 05:04:49 PM »
That means only one person is in the 10th percentile.

I know the basic math, I'm just wondering what is statistically accurate.

It's going to cost me quite a few firms OCI wise is the reason I ask.

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Re: Rank Question - No Guessing Required
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2007, 05:12:04 PM »
Ask your career councilor. Mine said it was fine to round your rank, 10.38% would round to 10%.
GPA: 2.15 (3.29 after 3 years off and transferring)
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Re: Rank Question - No Guessing Required
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2007, 05:15:43 PM »
No fancy statistics are needed. You are not in the top 10%. You are in the top ll%. You are also in the bottom 90%.

"Rounding" your class rank DOWN would be fraudulent.

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Re: Rank Question - No Guessing Required
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2007, 05:37:18 PM »
Good point.

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Re: Rank Question - No Guessing Required
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2007, 10:15:14 PM »
Why not put "27/260" on your resume?

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Re: Rank Question - No Guessing Required
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007, 08:47:28 AM »
I will, but there are quite a few firms with Top 10% cutoffs to even be considered for OCI.

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Re: Rank Question - No Guessing Required
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2007, 09:16:15 AM »
Ask career services if they have a policy, that's your best bet.

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Re: Rank Question - No Guessing Required
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2007, 11:03:09 AM »
Even if you can't sign up through your campus OCI, there is nothing to stop you from contacting the firm and explaining how much you really want to work for the firm, then asking if you could interview with the firm.  I doubt that many firms would have such a strict cut-off that they would refuse to talk to you, and it may make you seem more enthusiastic about the particular firm.