Very poor GPA -- how to deal with resume, interview
I'm a rising senior student at a top target (HYPSM), but due to nothing other than being a huge slacker and missing assignments due to disorganization, I have a horrible GPA.
I'm not talking like 3.4 horrible. It's sub 3.0.
My major GPA isn't much better, it's still sub 3.0.
Even if I were to get 4.0 during my senior year, the best it could go would be 3.1 at the best.
So my questions are.
1. Do I even bother writing my GPA on my resume?
2a. If I don't write my GPA and interviewers ask me why, what should I say?
2b. If I do write my GPA and interviewers ask me why it's so low, what should I say? I don't want to pull out sob stories like 'oh I had a bout of depression and it affected my GPA' although that is true to an extent
I'm aiming for investment banking though not at a toptier bank like Goldman/JPM. Thinking more of mid-markets and boutiques, seems to be more within my possibility zone.