What’s a low gpa for a non target?

I'm currently a non target student at a large state school which is a non target. I've been involved pretty heavily in my school's business school especially in finance clubs and other organizations. I'm currently a first semester sophomore with a 3.56 gpa majoring in finance. I got a sophomore internship at a BB in a non IB role through diversity. I've done some networking but I am extremely afraid my GPA will make me less desirable for internships. It's been brought up in a few networking calls already and it's freaking me out. Even with a 4.0 this semester I'll only have a 3.63 for junior recruiting.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Feb 21, 2021 - 5:23pm

Lol you can pay a tutor and try harder, but that's the only way. You can't even pay to illegally increase your grades. What's the school going to do, take a $100 bribe (which does nothing for them) from poor students who want to increase their econ grade from a D- to a B+? 

 
  • Analyst 1 in CorpDev
Feb 21, 2021 - 8:13pm

rich chinese students at my target used to pay people to write their English essays. Only reason I knew this is because they spoke in broken english yet got straight A's. 

I went to an ivy. 

 
Feb 21, 2021 - 5:21pm

Any answer here will not help you at all. GPA is definitely important but you have already calculated your max GPA so hearing that you're fucked on WSO won't do anything but make you feel like you shouldn't keep trying. You have above a 3.5 so most places won't throw your resume in the trash. You will have to network harder and work much harder but coming from a non-target you knew this already. Just keep grinding and make sure your gpa continues to stay high from now on. Best of luck

 
Feb 21, 2021 - 5:58pm

I got in with a 3.0 from a non-target. It's all about how you sell yourself at the end of the day.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Feb 21, 2021 - 8:06pm

i did it with a 3.5 from non target. white male. 3.56 is fine. 

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