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Jun 20, 2019

I'd try to be more specific with your interests. I feel like 95% of people applying for IB like "sports" and "music". Maybe you like watching college golf, or listening to 1930s Jazz, which would stand out more than just a generic interest.

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Jun 20, 2019

Yeah the interests line is cringey. Remove it altogether if you can't drastically change it.

JUST DO IT. Don't let your memes be dreams.

Jun 20, 2019

Yeah good idea. Can definitely make it more interesting. Thanks!

Jun 20, 2019

Just got more specific. Haven't updated my interests in a while so that's why they're so bland. How does this sound?:
New York Sports, Reggaeton, Samba, Marvel Films, Men's Urban Fashion, Pickup Basketball

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Jun 21, 2019

Sounds much better

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Jun 21, 2019

put stonks instead of stock market

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Jun 20, 2019

Separate work experience from clubs/leadership experience, and change the font to Garamond

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Jun 20, 2019

I would counter this softly. Plenty of people mix the experience section; your most important experiences are at the top of the section anyway. Lots of people also group in project experience; that's expected on the quant side. Adding another header would seem clunky to me.

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Jun 20, 2019

Is Garamond really the common font? Always thought it was TNR?

Jun 20, 2019

Personally I think having specific font expectations of people is the most hardo thing possible. If it's clear, you're fine. If it's clear and it pops a bit, that's nice. I don't know of any finance people that would complain about TNR, just brash marketing people with nothing better to do. I think mine's Book Antigua.

JUST DO IT. Don't let your memes be dreams.

Aug 9, 2019

Ariel master race checking in

Jun 20, 2019

Some of this might seem picky:

"Organize, identify, and gather." Seems a bit much. At least put them in order.

Line 2 of CB internship: no need to list out the 3 statements. It's just making me read something fluffy.

Learn some technical skills that aren't automatically assumed or drop the section.

As previously stated in a reply, the interests section is cringey.

Personally I would remove the Dean's List under Honors. That's like saying you weren't in a coma for at least half the time. If anything it's telling me that you are doing a poor job of skating by school, and you are trying to apply the same fluff techniques that already aren't helping you in the classroom to getting a position.

Overall be a bit more clear and concise with your experience bullet points. You could probably even consolidate a few.

Overall I'm getting a major fluff vibe. If I had to interview you I would grill you a lot on technicals and your top two internships and would ding you the moment you tried that fluff in person.

You still have a lot of time and potential. Just don't waste it. It's ok to not have all the bells and whistles on your resume yet. You aren't even graduating for another 18 months. Don't give in to the urge to make it seem like you have those bells and whistles if you don't yet have them. Get them, then add them. Otherwise it just reminds me of the time I saw an old rundown GMC Suburban with all the logos and emblems replaced with Cadillac Escalade ones. It didn't make me think it was a Caddy, it make me think it was a ghettomobile.

JUST DO IT. Don't let your memes be dreams.

Jun 20, 2019

Wow thanks for the advice and motivation haha. Think I'm going to cut the technicals until next semester (I plan on taking modeling this fall). Good to know about everything else though appreciate it.

Jun 21, 2019

The platform shared by the modern Suburban/Yukon/Escalade is incredibly reliable and comfortable. These cars will go to 200k miles with few problems. Even the Japanese have not yet quite made a car like this. Murica baby.

"Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry."

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Jun 21, 2019

I would say you have pretty strong experience for someone in SA 2020 recruiting, and your academic standing is plenty good. I personally think if you network hard you shouldn't have any problems getting a sweet gig for next summer. keep grinding

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Aug 9, 2019
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