GPA vs. Experience for recruitment
Hey guys. Currently, a non-diversity attending target and gearing up for Junior year recruitment. Business major with a 3.65. Tanked because I've been interning for 2 of the 3 semesters I've spent in school. Recent experience in Big4, LMM PE, and now incoming IB SA at Tier 3 BB (/ / ) in NYC for sophomore summer. Also tanked because of commitments towards business clubs, music/art, and frat (did end up gaining some leadership positions tho).
The cutoff generally seems to be a 3.5+, but competitive GPAs are 3.7+ at the minimum. Currently have a potential offer at a boutique IB for Spring 2022. Should I reduce course load and focus on grades next semester before recruitment fully picks up or work the internship as well? How does either option affect my chances?