1/6/10

Hey I'm looking for some advice one whether I should put my major GPA or my cumulative GPA. I'm a junior Finance major at a second tier business school. I'm very interested in working in Investment Banking or Asset Management on Wall St. I've had good work experience, but haven't had finance experience. My cumulative GPA is a 3.35/4 and my major GPA is a 3.78/4. I've only had 3 Finance classes. I will get overlooked by the major banks with a 3.35 cumulative, but does listing only my major GPA put me at a disadvantage? Could I list both? Thanks for any advice.

-Alex

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1/6/10

Put down both. If you only put finance, they'll ding you for not having cumulative.

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1/6/10

Put the 3.4 banks think that your cum would be sub 3.0 without it stated on resume

Reality hits you hard, bro...

1/6/10

Use both cumulative and major GPA. It's common for applicants to have a lower cumulative but higher major GPA, so don't worry.

If you took really difficult courses outside your major GPA, it may be worth writing a few of the harder ones that you did well on on your resume. that should mitigate any concerns on why your cumulative was lower.

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1/6/10

Thanks for the comments. I've been told by career services or from visiting professionals that listing both is not an option; you are suppose to pick one. However, I've come to not trust career services very much. I agree that my best shot may be using both GPAs.

1/6/10

Never trust career services. If they were any good they'd have a decent job.

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