5/3/07

is making me feel increasingly concerned each time someone posts about it. Is it still better to leave it on your resume if you have something you're not proud of (like 3-3.5), rather than just omit it altogether? I'm asking this in reference to another recent thread in which someone was mentioning how people automatically toss the resumes when they don't see any gpa listed.

Also, in relation to getting better gpas, is it possible to transfer after your 3rd year in college, so that you enter the new school as a senior? If not, what if you indicated you were interested in doing additional schooling (like a second major or studying a major that's not offered at your current school)?

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5/3/07

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5/4/07

no gpa = no interview

5/4/07

i see....i guess i should probably put that in then

5/4/07

know people (ie multiple) with 3.2 or lower as BB 07 analyst class.

do not worry so much about GPA. these guys didnt have much else on their resumes either but got by on solid personalities once they got rnd 1

5/4/07

I also am aware of several people in BBs without stellar grades. At the end of the day it comes down to the role you're interviewing for, i.e. someone looking to do sales doesn't really have to be top of the class but should have a great personality and be able to quickly build rapport.

If you are doing better in your final year put that on there too, ie GPA 3.3 ( Final year GPA 3.6) or whatever. Admit to whatever screwed you when you get asked at interview (i.e. I always did very well at school, got complacent and failed to respect the demands placed on me, but I've learned a lot from it).

Good luck.

In reply to majorcringe
5/4/07

majorcringe:
Admit to whatever screwed you when you get asked at interview (i.e. I always did very well at school, got complacent and failed to respect the demands placed on me, but I've learned a lot from it).

Good luck.

I like that

5/4/07

my question is how do you get interviews with 3.2 or lower? Do they have great prior work experience or connections? At my target school, it is impossible to get ibanking interviews with 3.2 or lower.

5/4/07

You have that special something which gets your the interview, a splash of greatness in EC's, maybe an incredible study abroad immersion, use your imagination.

5/4/07

People on this board are way too obsessed about GPA. While it is important to have good grades, a number does not get you a job. Rather, one's personality, ability to perform and succeed are the factors that are really what the Firms want. There are plenty of bookworms with top numbers who can't hold leadership responsibilities if their life depended on it. Ok, so you have a 3.9---is a client going to care about that?

So everyone, chill over who has 0.02 or 0.04 higher than you. Yes, it's important to get an interview, but if you define yourself by a number, that's just plain pathetic.

In reply to yanks234
5/4/07

yanks234:
People on this board are way too obsessed about GPA. While it is important to have good grades, a number does not get you a job. Rather, one's personality, ability to perform and succeed are the factors that are really what the Firms want. There are plenty of bookworms with top numbers who can't hold leadership responsibilities if their life depended on it. Ok, so you have a 3.9---is a client going to care about that?

So everyone, chill over who has 0.02 or 0.04 higher than you. Yes, it's important to get an interview, but if you define yourself by a number, that's just plain pathetic.

Actually, you people need to chill with the condescending talk about "don't worry so much about GPA". Everyone knows that having a good GPA doesn't get you a job. Having a bad GPA will prevent you from getting a first interview.

Keep in mind a lot of the peoplen on the board are from non-targets. And if you want a good shot as a non-target, you want as few reasons as possible for a bank to ding you.

5/4/07

yanks234:
Ok, so you have a 3.9---is a client going to care about that?

hehe.. I like that.. if only EVERY recruiter thought this way, then we wouldnt have to give a crap about posting GPA's on resumes.

5/4/07

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