Fall 2014 OCI Information - Students
Welcome to the Fall 2014 OCI Information page. Here, and throughout the OCS website, you will find the information you need to successfully navigate the OCI season.
- Researching Employers
- Bidding for OCI and Resume Collect Employers
- Resumes and Cover Letters
- Interviews and Transcripts
- Other Materials
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
- Appointments With OCS Advisors
- Appointments With Legal Recruiters
- OCS Bulletins
- Additional Resources
This year, Fall OCI is scheduled from Monday, August 18th – Friday, August 29th. Below, you’ll also find helpful information on what to expect during the OCI process, as well as specific dates and deadlines to keep in mind.
- Fall 2013 Fall OCI Dates and Deadlines
- OCI Process and Logistics
- Fall 2013 OCI Orientation Handout (2014 handout to come)
OCS has an almost endless library of online and other resources to assist you in your research.
See which employers are participating in OCI and Resume Collect this Fall.
OCI is a lottery-based system and bidding/ranking is done through Symplicity. We have many resources to help you through that process.
The statistics below are calculated from responses provided by participating employers and will give you the number of students each fall who 1) Bid for an employer; 2) interviewed with that employer on campus; 3) had a callback interview; and 4) received and accepted an offer. This information has proven useful in the past in helping students determine how to best rank their employers.
- Fall 2013 OCI Bid - Callback Statistics - Coming soon!
- Fall 2012 OCI Bid - Callback Statistics
- Fall 2011 OCI Bid - Callback Statistics
- Fall 2010 OCI Bid - Callback Statistics
Click here to begin using our new OCI Statistics Database. This tool will allow you to search through four years (2009-2012) of OCI and callback data (the years since we’ve had the H/P grading system).
Your resume is the employer's first impression of you and it should be succinct, descriptive and easy to read. We have some great tips, advice and samples to help you craft your best resume and cover letter.
One of the keys to landing a job with the employer you want is through the interview phase. We have countless resources on interview preparation and the interview process, including online videos from OCI firms on interview advice.
You'll want to bring a copy of your transcripts (both SLS and undergrad), writing sample and list of references to your interview. Below is some helpful information on other important interview materials, as well as how to request a copy of your transcript.
How do I cancel an interview? What do I bring with me to an interview? Yes, we know you have many questions about the OCI process. Read our FAQ’s – most of your questions have already been answered.
- Researching Employers
- Splitting Your Summer
- Bidding Strategy
- Preparing Your OCI Interview Materials
- Understanding Your Interview Schedule
- Preparing For Your OCI Interviews
- Day Of Interview Logistics
- Scheduling Callbacks
- Doing Callback Interviews
- The Offer Phase -Making a Decision
OCS counselors are available to meet with students for individual advising appointments. They will help you devise a personalized OCI strategy, review your resume and offer suggestions for employers to research. You can make an appointment or send an email to your advisor.
In July, we will offer appointments to speak with legal recruiters (headhunters) in our largest markets. They can offer invaluable advice on specific firms, their practice area strengths, and their culture. We will announce sign up instructions and appointment details in the OCS Bulletin.
The OCS Weekly Bulletin has up-to-the-minute OCI information to keep you on track during the summer. Read all the bulletins for important updates on OCI, such as new employers, relevant articles, upcoming deadlines and general OCS information. Bulletins are available online the day they are sent out.
- May 20, 2013
- June 11, 2013
- June 18, 2013
- June 25, 2013
- July 2, 2013
- July 9, 2013
- July 16, 2013
- July 23, 2013
- July 30, 2013
- August 6, 2013
- August 13, 2013
- August 20, 2013
- August 27, 2013