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If you’re an alternate off of a wait list for an OCI does that mean you’re unlikely to really make an impression on the firm?

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40 minutes ago, Blurg said:

In firms are offered to all students (OCI school or not) at the same time on call day and take place during the proscribed interview week. And because I’m sure someone is wondering, those who did OCIs don’t have any kind of leg up over those that are interviewed for the first time in firm - once you’re in the door for the in firm you’re on the same footing. You just got there by different routes.

Thanks! Some of the firms I'm most interested in are not offering OCIs, so I'm anxious to see what happens. 

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48 minutes ago, wtamow said:

If you’re an alternate off of a wait list for an OCI does that mean you’re unlikely to really make an impression on the firm?

Depending on who picks the OCI candidates and who does the interviews the interviewers might not even know who’s an alternate. Regardless, the answer is not to worry about it.

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On 9/14/2019 at 12:54 AM, harveyspecter993 said:

I'll probably turn them down if my list is decent. Honestly, I'm surprised they even offered me an OCI. There's nothing on my profile that says tax.

Word on the street is that KPMG is looking for corporate associates. Might not be only tax - would double check before declining. 

6 hours ago, pzabbythesecond said:

No one I know actually involved with this process has said that. Grades still play a role. But that role diminishes the further you go.

That's what I've been told anyway. Others on here can confirm/deny.

Correct. 

Edited by MT696
wrong letter.

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On ‎9‎/‎14‎/‎2019 at 1:26 AM, harveyspecter993 said:

It's not that I won't like it I just don't rate my chances given that I'm not taking tax in 2L and those tax firms are notorious for wanting people with tax backgrounds.

is your school doing OCI's for KPMG or are they just calling you?

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If you’re an alternate off of a wait list for an OCI does that mean you’re unlikely to really make an impression on the firm?

 
You may be at a disadvantage, but it's not impossible.
I know someone who was initially waitlisted by a firm, but was hired. Interviews can really make the difference.

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2 hours ago, potatoqueen said:

In firm ITC Davies, Blakes, DLA Piper, Lenczners, Osler

PFO - Faskens 

what school are you?

 

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Is it possible to get off a waitlist by emailing a firm to re-affirm your interest? I've seen threads about that working in the law school admissions context.

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7 minutes ago, harveyspecter993 said:

Is it possible to get off a waitlist by emailing a firm to re-affirm your interest? I've seen threads about that working in the law school admissions context.

There are some firms that don’t send PFOs and leave spots open in case someone falls through. It definitely can’t hurt to reiterate your interest as long as it is grammatically correct and personal.

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49 minutes ago, harveyspecter993 said:

Is it possible to get off a waitlist by emailing a firm to re-affirm your interest? I've seen threads about that working in the law school admissions context.

No ways. If you're on the waitlist it means they've already extended the amount of interviews that should everyone accept there's no slot for you. Only if people decline will you move up. Wouldn't make sense otherwise - they can't just revoke someone else's interview offer because they liked your continued interest email.

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On 9/15/2019 at 8:55 AM, CoffeeandLaw said:

I was told not to.

I was told to thank them.

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On 9/16/2019 at 3:12 PM, WindsorHopeful said:

ITC Blakes + Goodmans (Windsor)

When was your OCI (trying to find out how soon after you heard from Goodmans)?

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ITC Davies, Aird & Berlis, Torys, Miller Thomson, McCarthy Tetrault (Queen's)

PFO Fasken

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