Hi fellow monkeys,
Just a little background of myself, I am a Chemical Engineering student (yes, you read right.) based in Singapore and I kinda need some advise. My grades are less than stellar having recently fallen to 2:2 (Second Lower) and most banks usually require a 2:1 or 2nd upper degree. In fact, I am 3.98/5.0 which is an eyelash below 2nd Upper but what can I do right. I am going to apply for a BO job in Operations at Goldman Sachs and knowing that my CAP/GPA isn't that stellar, I have went to 2 networking event by GS and have even connected to 1 Operations Analyst currently working at GS on Linkedin. I am intending of course to ask for a referral but that may not be successful but I will ask for advise at the very least. I am proficient in Excel VBA and Excel.
On to my main question, is it advisable to try and be creative and maybe submit a poem or some essay with a poem in the middle for my statement of motivation (aka Cover Letter) for GS? Cause I know I have to stand out some way and if I just send in a "normal" application like everyone else, I will obviously be marked down for my less than stellar CAP. I'm thinking to myself "What do I really have to lose?" By the way, I will think of something creative, poem is just something I had thought of after reading a few GS articles online.
I have great leadership position being a Captain of a Corporate Dragonboat Team and have many student leadership position but I unfortunately do not have any Banking internships.... But I do have one Big4 internship in advisory and have basic understanding of Finance and Accounting as I have a Minor in Economics and Accounting.
Thanks for you guy's help!