3.4 GPA Master's in Management Non-Target SUNY - HELP!!

1 year intern back office experience.

I just completed a Masters in Management from a non-target SUNY with a 3.4 GPA. I took courses in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Calculus for Business and Statistics.

My undergraduate is in Sociology from at non-target SUNY with 3.0 GPA.

I keep getting rejected at all banks and consulting firms. I've applied online to over 2000 jobs, worked with staffing agencies for contract roles and haven't gotten a single interview. The recruiters at staffing agencies say that they're confident they can place me in a Contract role but I have to be patient. I reached out to alumni on LinkedIn and no one has helped.

I've been actively searching for about 4 months now.

What can I do to improve my chances to get employed in Finance? At this point, I will take any sort of middle office role.

Comments (3)

Apr 12, 2018

ALPHAnycHYP, bummer your thread hasn't had a response yet. Maybe one of these threads could point you in the right direction:

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Best Response
Apr 27, 2018

I just completed a Masters in Management from a non-target SUNY with a 3.4 GPA. I took courses in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Calculus for Business and Statistics.

'took courses' and 'completed' like ... online?

is your masters something like this?


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Management is a 36-credit, fully online program...

Your education just sounds really weak in general and its not like you have shining experience to provide a contrast. I mean even your Masters GPA sounds real weak, which seems odd.

You're going to have to change your tactic somehow. You're either going to have to:
a) go to a better school (somehow get into one, I don't know) with a better post-graduate placement rate and get better grades or
b) basically get any role you can possibly find even as an intern and work hard enough until they realize that i) you are for them or ii) until you realize you don't want to work that hard for this path. If you want it bad enough and can keep yourself afloat in a large city for a continuous length of time, keep at those internships, because one day they will call you to a real FT position and you will be the finance back office monkey you have always dreamed about.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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