Can I get an honest assessment of my GPA?

Yes this is overdone and yes I am a nervous undergrad seeking validation. But to be fair, the most recent (substantive) posts on this subject are already several years old so here goes:

I currently have a 3.48 at a HYP school. I'm a sophomore and I'm trying hard to push this above the 3.5 line this semester before I recruit in the Spring. I'm studying purely economics with a humanities second major so nothing crazy, but I struggled a lot in my first year for various reasons -i.e. zoom, not caring enough about grades, etc etc. 

Can I get an honest assessment from someone who has been through it on what I'm looking at in terms of interview offers etc?

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Comments (5)

Sep 9, 2021 - 10:58pm

GPA is only one part. So instead of being a 10/10 here you are at like a 7/10. Push it up if you can, but just do your best on everything else.

Anyone would rather have a 3.5 GPA interesting and sharp candidate over a 3.9 weirdo any day.

  • Associate 1 in S&T - Other
Sep 11, 2021 - 10:57am

You're at HYP. No one gives two fucks about your GPA. I don't even notice the GPA when I look through resumes. People aren't going to question your intelligence

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Sep 11, 2021 - 5:25pm

Just put 3.5/4.0 and call it a day. I had a 3.5 (while recruiting) from a much worse school and ended up just fine. Just apply everywhere and network. A 3.5 will keep you in the running.

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Sep 12, 2021 - 12:01am

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