Do MBB require you to put ALL of your education records on the resume?
Hi, guys, I have a question that I am dying to seek for an answer. I am now an undergrad at Columbia and I want to apply for the summer internship in the consulting field next year (preferably MBB of course). But my education background is a bit unconventional: I have attended TWO colleges prior to Columbia and being academically dismissed from the FIRST one. I attended a top 50 (not gonna specify thanks for understanding) university in the States, but due to many reasons (first time living in a foreign country, wasn't capable of taking care of my self, hard time blend into the environment, etc) I performed poorly and eventually got academically dismissed (they are nice enough to ask me to drop out myself before for obvious reasons, which I did). It was a painful and devastating experience yet I didn't want to give up. So I went to a community college in California for 2 years and later applied to transfer, fortunately enough, I got several offers and eventually chose Columbia as my final destination.
So now gets to my dilemma: even though I bounced back and once again become "qualified" enough to apply to those top forms in the field, I am torn about putting ALL of my school names on my resume. It's not that I want to hide that particular experience but my concern is that I will be rejected automatically during the resume stage because of my bad academic performance at the previous school. And if I selectively put my last TWO schools on my resume, I am afraid I will be a fraud for doing that. I honestly don't know what to do here. Could anyone give me some advice? Much appreciated!