What should I do?
I'm currently an undergraduate junior at Wharton concentrating in finance trying to break into IBD. The only problem is my GPA is rather low (2.9-ish). I had a bad freshman year, but since then I have done everything possible to raise my GPA as much as possible. Last semester I earned a 3.75.
I was wondering, would it be beneficial for me to stay an extra year as an undergraduate (5 years total) in order to raise my GPA to a level that will get me interviews? Also, is it good or bad to apply to a company more than once? Say I apply this academic year and get rejected because of my GPA, does it hurt my chances at the company if I apply again in 2013-2014? Lastly, how does taking 5 years to complete my undergraduate degree affect my chances of getting into a good business school? Does it look bad?
Sorry for all the questions and thanks in advance.