Had something on my mind that has been bothering me for a while so wanted to get all of your thoughts on it.
I'm currently at a target school, but transferred here from community college. I have been going through the interview process and have some pretty good propects.
My GPA at the community college was not very good, <3.5. My GPA at the target is close to a 4.0. After consulting with the career services office, I only put my current school and institution gpa on my resume. My school includes all information from my previous schools on my transcript.
My question is, would I have a problem with this during background checks? I do not feel that I am doing anything wrong as I double checked with the career services office, but can see how it could be viewed as misleading. I want to chose the route that will maximize my chances of getting an offer, and not have any problems down the road.
I see my options as -
1) Bring it up during my final round interviews, and bust out a good story of how I transferred into a target and did my best. This way my ass would be covered, but I think it could adversely affect the decision process. I know that the competition is extremely stiff this year. However, even if I would lose that offer then I'd still have the chance to fight for other ones.
2) Bring it up after I get an offer, tell them that I was worried about it and make sure that it is okay.
3) Say nothing, and hope for the best - I would have the best chance of getting an offer, but could get completely screwed later on.
What would be the best decision? Bankers - how would you feel about a candidate that applied to your firm in this situation?
Serious advice only please. Thank you, it is much appreciated.