What shouldn't I do? What about going above and beyond?
It is definitely important to show you are a qualified candidate... but what does that really mean? Well, for one you want to show you're well-rounded. A strong, an applicable major, an internship or two, and a couple extracurriculars would make a well-rounded candidate. There is apparently, however, a way to be too good of a candidate. Should you let your recruiters know you have a 4.0 ? Definitely. That you had an SA at Goldman as a Sophomore? Yep. That you bench pressed a Mini Cooper, beat Pete Sampras multiple times in tennis, ran a marathon in 10.72 seconds, and walked on the moon? Probably not. Unless you're Chuck Norris.
There's probably not much else that needs to be said about this. A little fib here or there is one thing, plagiarizing, lying on your application, and misrepresenting everything about yourself is not okay.
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