I've managed to get a place on a BB spring program (top 3 - perhaps no.1) but go to a non-target school, have a low GPA and no contacts. I have related work experience, and a lot of outstanding extra-curriculars (an HR lady even recalled them when noticing my name on my expenses form at the inteview). I must have interviewed well to get a place, but my big question is will the low GPA hinder me from getting a straight offer for an SA next year? Or once you get past the CV-screening stage is it your performance alone that counts?
N.B - i was completely honest on my application, they know all about my less-than-impressive academics.