I did 3L OCI this year for the first time. I only applied to two of the places doing interviews here for 3Ls, did not get a screening interview from either. Iím number 13 in my class if that makes any difference. I suspect its because I targeted my cover letters to a specific practice area, one neither firm was very heavily into (but at least they had it which why I only applied to those 2). Generally I did not find the experience very beneficial. I did not like the feeling of everything being out of my control. Compared to networking Iíll take networking any day, even if the whole OCI process was ridiculously easy to do (all online). My advice remains the same as it was pre-oci, network first and rely on oci second, even more so in this market.