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Resource To Help You Rank Your Bids

Wanted to make sure you are aware of  the Bidding, Callback, and Offer Data Report from OCI 2013, which you can find on the EIW/FIP 2014 webpage (in the last section called "Reports"). 

This table contains information about the number of bids employers received in 2013 as well as the numbers of callbacks and offers they extended (if an employer chose to provide us with that information).  Among other things, this report will give you a kind of rough proxy for firms' relative likely "popularity" (the number of  students who bid on a firm obviously has an effect on the competitiveness of bidding for interviews with that firm) and relative "selectivity" (the ratio of screening interviews to callbacks).  For more information about the bidding process and bidding strategy, consult the EIW website, specifically the EIW Mechanics webpage.  We have also included in this table information about summer class size for the last three years.    

The other employer research reports that were posted in early June include:

a.  Spreadsheet of 2014 EIW Employer Participants by Schedule (sorted alphabetically).  This report is essentially a snapshot -- as of 6-10-14 -- of the EIW information contained in b-Line.  It contains interview date, employer name, number of interview slots, office locations for which the employer is interviewing, and hiring contact information.  This spreadsheet will not include any additions/cancellations that occurred (or will occur) after June 10th -- the b-Line itself will always be your most up-to-the-minute source of information about on-campus interviews.  You can sort the spreadsheet however you like and print it to use as a reference for those occasions when you do not have internet connectivity and therefore cannot access the b-Line.  (NOTE: The organizing principle of this spreadsheet is an employer's individual interview schedule, which may include more than one office location for that employer.)

b. Spreadsheet of 2014 EIW Employers By Location -- this list breaks out the schedules according to the locations of the various offices for which the employers are interviewing.  Like the schedule spreadsheet, the information contained on this spreadsheet is a snapshot of the information contained in b-Line as of June 10th.  Unfortunately, we lack the resources to update it each time an employer changes its schedule.  b-Line, on the other hand, is continually updated.  Accordingly, the b-Line ought to "govern" if you find it is in conflict with the information on this or any other of the more static spreadsheets.

Some other resources that we link to elsewhere on the EIW/FIP webpage include:

a.  In the Employer Research Section, a report showing where current Boalt summer associates are working (with email addresses) (Note: we've included info only for those who gave us permission to share it with others.)

b.  In the Strategy and Advice section, a collection of narratives and advice from students who got an OCI job despite having less than impressive grades.

c.  A whole section on EIW mechanics (how to bid, preparing resumes, reference lists, etc.)  FYI -- Bidding doesn't actually open until late July (follow Calendar link on the EIW webpage for more key dates and deadlines).

d.  A brief (12 min.) webcast on conducting a search for a summer job with out-of-town firms not participating in EIW.  Click on EIW/FIP Webcasts in the Strategy and Advice section and look for the "Out of Town Job Search" link.

One last thing, don't forget the jobs section of the b-Line.  Several of the firms that have decided not to come to campus this Fall have instead chosen to post job positions in the jobs section of b-Line.  Announcements for such positions will continue to be posted there from now through the remainder of the year (and even beyond), so be sure to check regularly (at least weekly) for new listings. 7/3/2014