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Jun 12, 2018

Younghotyellow, shame nobody has responded. Maybe one of these topics will help:

  • From <2 GPA, to Bulge Bracket and Hedge Fund 1st 2 years in college: from GPA IB porter My first year almost killed my career: I become obsessed ... investment banking 2-3 years after landing the so-called dream job because of not being able to sustain ... results, I have never attempted to
  • AMA: Reflections on 1st Semester at Columbia Business School investment banking these days. @OpsDude had a great post outlining how easy it is (numerically) to get into ... a nice post reviewing this) but the school allows you to exempt out of the class by taking an exemption ... So just for Morgan Stanley, there were ~80 1st round interview spots for Columbia Students
  • Canadian Grades to GPA? in the US, what would my grades convert to on a GPA scale for any of the top schools like Harvard, ... Wharton, Columbia ect? All my grades are above 80 except for one and next to my transcript all of them say ... D D 50- 54.99 D F 0- 49.99 F **Alberta 9 Point to U.S. GPA Con
  • Already at Top 3 I.Bank (MS, GS, JPM). Do I want an MBA? Hello WSO, Not completely new here, but first post. Basically after a LOT of work and many ups and ... downs I managed to secure a position as an i banker at one of the top three after graduation (perhaps ... people want top MBAs to be able to have a shot at firms like the top 3 i banks. I can't
  • Does GPA matter after 1st job? it just come down to work experience post-college? GPA IBD 1st job <p class="h4 ... and managed to get an IBD interview with a boutique through a connection. Didn't think I had much ... concerned that my low GPA will hold me back in interviews? Or is it a moot point after someone's been ...
  • 1st Big Boy Paycheck- Keep your heads up!, investment banking and M&A boutique), but never managed to secure an internship here in the U.S. (mostly ... can help me get in there. I-banking is what I want to do, the firm sounds awesome, can you help me? ... Interviewed, was polished and confident. Was offered an internship with absolute no promise of
  • Why We Hired a Non-Target 1st Year- IB Analyst a Non-Target. After having an analyst already quit after under 6 months on the job it was time to search out ... remaining three and the rest he was fine with. At that point it came down to two candidates. To avoid ... final call on the hire. Why? the MD's were okay with any of the two at this point and
  • More suggestions...

No promises, but thought I'd mention a few relevant users that work in the industry: @grayfox_21 @kswddavis53 @CRELA

If those topics were completely useless, don't blame me, blame my programmers...

Feb 5, 2019

This is a little late here, but the answer is no, no one will give you an internship after just one year of college with a GPA like that unless you have an excellent connection. And TBH, with a GPA like that you shouldn't be spending any time looking for internships, 100% of you energy should go into increasing your GPA. You're going to really really struggle with the job hunt if you don't get to a 3.5.

Feb 5, 2019

im not too familiar with target schools, but from what I know they tend to favor people in their junior years, as those people have had classes that are more relevant to the internship. I would focus on getting an internship at a smaller, more local, firm, as those internships are easier to get in the earlier years of college. If you end up getting an internship at smaller firm, that experience will help you to get an IB internship later on.

Timing Is Everything.

Feb 7, 2019

What happened that your GPA was so low? You should spend this summer retaking any classes that you can if your school allows any kind of grade replacement.

I would spend the next year raising your GPA, as the other response said below a 3.5 you're going to have a hard time. Even at a very small firm, below a 3.0 is going to raise questions about your work ethic/reliability. Maybe next fall pick up a part-time internship if you can (would have to network a lot, and have a good explanation for GPA) but grades should be your #1 focus.

Feb 7, 2019