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  2. GPA dropped below cutoff after accepting offer help!

    Hi everyone, please help me figure this out, essentially should I be worried or not? I am currently a Junior and will be a Senior after this summer. Last fall my GPA was a 3.5 which is what I had on my resume when I applied for my summer internship. I acc ...

    38 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:52pm -

  3. Poor GPA- How can I Pass Resume Screens

    Hey All, Whats the best way for me to present my GPA so I can get passed resume screens? I currently have a 3.41 GPA (5 Semesters). This is due to my Freshman year GPA being a 2.70 (2 semesters). My GPA from Sophomore Year and after is 3.78 (3 semesters). ...

    80 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 6 2016 - 4:47am -

  4. Rounding my GPA by <0.1

    Hi, I'm a rising college junior (target school) starting to apply for internships for next summer. Currently interning at a medium sized bank, but interested in an IB internship at a BB for next year. Many of the bigger banks I've looked at have ...

    12 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 9 2019 - 8:14pm -

  5. Drastic drop in GPA after accepting ft offer?

    I recently got a FT offer and was wondering if a drastic change in my GPA will have any impact on it. This is what the offer letter said, "This offer is contingent on satisfactory completion of the Company's drug screen, background verification ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:52pm -

  6. Rising junior transfer: can I average my GPA's?

    I transferred from a non-target (got a 4.0) to a target, where I have a 3.0. Can I put the average of my two GPA's on my resume? bad GPA ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 10 2018 - 2:25pm -

  7. Importance of Study Abroad GPA

    Do marks from a study abroad term carry the same weight as those from your home school? I have a GPA >3.5 but rough marks on my exchange transcript (which do not show up on my official transcript), will these marks be valued equally by adcom? Would a s ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:51pm -

  8. Successful People Who Were Bad Students

    A lot of legends didn't have their shit together at 19, 20, or 21. Too many people on here try to pass people off as commodities... GPA = Top 25 etc. It's not very difficult to see that these "bad students" are really smart people...th ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 4 2012 - 6:36pm -

  9. GPA question- Considering a triple major at a semi-target

    Hey So I didn't do too hot this semester(3.6-3.7), which is a huge surprise to me, since I got a 4.0 last sem. I calculated that by junior recruiting, I will have exactly a 3.88 GPA. I was wondering if this is low, for either IB or trading, consideri ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 1:34pm -

  10. Low GPA Econ Major Looking into IB Please Help

    Hey all, I'm new to this site and am looking for advice on what my options are. I'm 22 years old and have one semester left at a top 50 (not really a target school I guess) university. I'm an Economics major with a 2.86 GPA. I'm aware ...

    9 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 23 2018 - 5:12pm -

  11. Low GPA- Starting salary

    If I have a low GPA, 2.5 from a top-tier, school, in financial economics what kind of jobs an starting salary would I be looking at? bad GPA ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 8:17pm -

  12. Rounding a 2.92 GPA to 3.0?

    Is this ok? I graduated with non-major. I DID graduate in 3 years though. Trying to land a 2015 IB analyst position Should I even list the GPA? I graduated in 2012 bad GPA gpa on resume gpa advice ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 14 2014 - 6:36pm -

  13. Low GPA/no experience-How to get into consulting?

    I was planning on going into science research till I decided that wasn't for me. I ended up with a low GPA. Is there any hope to get into consulting? I know there is no chance of getting a good job now but what can I do to get a decent job 5 to 6 yea ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2012 - 4:37pm -

  14. 3.4 GPA First semester Freshman year

    I'm a freshman at a target school, and as the first semester finishes up, it looks like I will have a 3.4 GPA. It's been a tough semester, but I will definitely be able to do better in the future. So how screwed am I? I know GPA should be 3.5+, ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 11 2012 - 11:57am -

  15. Suggested/Necessary GPA for Middle Market Credit Fund or PE recruiting? (Intern or Analyst)

    Hey everyone! I am a current sophomore at a non-Ivy target B-school in the Midwest (think Michigan, IU, ND etc) and am curious about how my GPA will affect my recruiting in the Fall. I currently have a 3.47 GPA but will have a 3.5+ and am majoring in Fina ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 5 2019 - 10:43pm -

  16. Sub-3.0 GPA at non-target, Decent internships and strong network. What should I do?

    I'm currently a junior at one of top 10 liberal arts colleges, but which is non-target for banking. Most people end up going into academia or other non-business fields. While there are some successful alumni in banking/consulting, the reach seems to ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 18 2014 - 12:24pm -

  17. A couple GPA questions?

    I am currently a Senior in undergraduate college. I had a 2.787 GPA in undergrad at the beginning of this school year. I interviewed for a couple analyst positions this past semester and said that I had a 2.800 GPA. I ended up getting an offer with a BB a ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2012 - 5:28pm -

  18. Undergraduate GPA

    Hi, This is my first post in WSO. I go to a non target public school in NY. My GPA right now is 3.0. If I want, I can graduate a yearly(meaning next fall), but I can't really raise my GPA. At best, it will be 3.2 by the time I graduate. But if I stay ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 27 2014 - 4:41pm -

  19. Advice on getting into a target b-school for IB?

    Hi, I have an UG 2.9 GPA in Biology from a non-target. No background in finance. I was wondering what could I do to have a finance career in IB. I figured I would have to retool by getting a MSF, MS in Commerce, MMS, or 2nd Bachelor's. I know for IB ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 10 2013 - 11:43pm -

  20. Below average GPA from top 10 school as a D1 athlete?

    How hard would it be to get an ib interview /job with a 3.3 GPA from a school like Duke as a D1 varsity athlete with an economics major? I know 3.5+ is ideal, but with weedout courses and D1 athlete status and decent work experience (thanks to connections ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2012 - 10:12pm -

  21. Another GPA Question- How they should be presented in the resume?

    Hello, This is another question about GPAs and how they should be presented in the resume. I have a 3.1 GPA but the trend has been increasing from 2.6 in my first semester to 3.58 in my last semester. Can I spin this to my advantage (write it next to my o ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 17 2016 - 10:22pm -

  22. McKinsey Career Concerns

    I am in the process of recruiting with McKinsey in the Middle East. My referral, who I am close family friends with and who's worked there for three years- he is also family friends with the partner at the office- assured me that he can get me an int ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 3 2014 - 6:02pm -

  23. Which M7 + Tuck Business School is most forgiving on low (<3.0) GPA?

    Of the M7 and Tuck, which is the most forgiving in terms of low GPA? I have a 2.8 GPA but assuming everything else on my application (WE, Extracurriculars, Recs, Essays) is stellar and I've taken 8 quantitative non-credit MBA-level courses at an M7 s ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2016 - 7:19pm -

  24. Abysmal undergraduate GPA 2nd sem. soph at a Target. HELP PLEASE

    Hey guys, So I really need advice. I have about two years worth of credits from a top university (think Penn/Duke/MIT/Columbia), but due to extenuating medical circumstances, have been in and out of school and have several leaves of absence (I'm doin ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 21 2015 - 3:40pm -

  25. College GPA question

    I've removed the details of my story to preserve anonymity just in case anyone who knows me well enough finds the post. Much love to CRE and Riverbanker for their advice. anxiety GPA bad GPA Chances at Ibanking ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 9 2016 - 12:00pm -

  26. Need Advice--What Should I do to get an Internship my Junior Year? Do I have a chance at IB?

    Hey Guys, This is my first time posting so sorry if this post sounds stupid. I just really need advice about what I should do with my life. I'm an international student studying at UT Austin. I'm currently finishing my Freshman year and majoring ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 16 2017 - 1:54am -

  27. Undergrad Experience and GPA weightings for S&T/IB Internship

    I am currently a sophomore pursuing a double major in finance and economics at a state school in the Midwest (think along the lines of Michigan, Villanova, Texas, Wash U, ect.) interested in getting a BB S&T or IB (preferably S&T) internship for n ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 9 2012 - 3:59pm -

  28. Chances of landing job at MS, with strong connection, but shit resume.

    A lot of people are probably going to rip me on here I'm cool with that, I probably deserve it. Just want honest opinions. Let me just start by saying Im graduating from a non target school this May with a bachelors in business administration. My GPA ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2015 - 8:00pm -

  29. Turned college GPA of 1.7 into 4.0, what do

    Hi monkeys this is my first time posting, and midnight here in Toronto as my eyes burn from lack of sleep seems like a great time to seek any tips on working with a poor college cumulative GPA for a freshly graduated Accounting undergrad 1st & 2nd yea ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 8 2015 - 12:32am -

  30. Too much, too fast, too soon

    With freshman year winding down, looking back there were so many things I SHOULD have done but didn't. This post isn't a cry for sympathy, but perhaps some can relate with the abundance of Type-A personalities in finance. Even in high-school, I ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 18 2015 - 4:07am -

  31. Can you get en entry-level job at an investment banking firm (small or large) with a 3.0 GPA?

    Hello, I am a rising senior at top 50 liberal arts schools majoring in Economics. My GPA is a 3.0 unfortunately and I was just wondering how hard it will be to get an entry-level position at an investment banking firm. I am not interested in the tops firm ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 30 2015 - 8:33pm -

  32. Getting into top mba programs even possible or wishful thinking?

    Hi there I am trying to figure out if I am even able to get accepted into a top MBA program. My top two choices are MIT and Stanford. I attended Boston University and got an undergrad degree in management. Unfortunately, I was not a great student then and ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 27 2018 - 9:13am -

  33. How to get a job with big4?

    Hi, I have been trying hard to get a job at any accounting firm, let alone big 4 but nothing. I passed all 4 sections of the CPA at first attempt even though I have and graduated with a 2.93 GPA in undergrad, but is that hurting me? Can they know the diff ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2014 - 9:52am -

  34. Soph

    ; bad GPA ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 24 2013 - 1:05am -

  35. pharma sales career change plan needs approval

    Hey all, I did some searching and got some decent info, but need some insight for the professionals who are already there: UG non-target GPA is 3.05 bsba Working in Pharmaceutical Sales (good numbers) Ambition: MBA from vandy, indiana or emory, will apply ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 16 2012 - 10:25pm -

  36. Will I Make It?

    Hi Everyone! First poster here. I'm writing this post because i'm really not sure of my likelihood of landing a summer analyst internship in IB any longer. My GPA is hanging low at about a 3.3 and I have almost no finance experience and I attend ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 19 2016 - 4:40pm -

  37. GPA and breaking in

    Just joined WSO. Currently in the process of trying to beak into IB. Didn't go to an Ivy but a top 40 University that has a solid reputation. GPA is complete crap (around 2.8) mostly due to hanging around a bunch of knuckle heads at school not necess ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2015 - 3:28pm -

  38. GPA vs. Internship

    If I performed poorly freshman year of college and finished the year with under a 3.0, should I spend the summer after sophomore year taking classes in order to inflate my GPA for an internship between junior and senior year? Or should I pursue an interns ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2014 - 9:25pm -

  39. GPA or Staying Another Year

    job bad GPA ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2014 - 9:13pm -

  40. Should I put my horrible science gpa on resume? or just Econ

    Hi, I am currently a junior at a non-target. I was a pre-health chemistry major till this year until I finally switched my major to economics after I realized my interests were not in the health field and I couldn't stand another chemistry class. I h ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 23 2013 - 12:51pm -

  41. GPA Discrepency Issue

    I have a problem. My undergrad gpa is above 3.8 and my major even more so. But now, since I started my grad program, I am really falling behind and will probably get around a 3.1 or 3.2. Will my undergrad be enough so that recruiters will not toss my resu ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 26 2012 - 2:51pm -

  42. Ambitions, non-stellar cumulative GPA

    Okay, so I am an Industrial Engineering student with a secondary in Economics & Finance and I am trying to get into banking or consulting (top firms). Also, I will be a senior in the Fall of 2015. I have a current cGPA of 3.25 and major GPA of 3.56. M ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 9 2015 - 4:37am -

  43. Worried about grade drop. Advice?

    I transferred with a 3.83 to a top 5 undergraduate business school (McIntire). I have heard that some transfers get a 2.8 in their first semester. I just signed for an audit internship in the Big Four, and I am worried about the grade drop. What kind of g ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 18 2014 - 7:18pm -

  44. Quantitative Methods In Finance (Stanford)

    Hello Monkeys, As some of you may know, I'm struggling landing an analyst position. I'm thinking about pursuing a graduate certificate in Quantitative Methods in Finance from Stanford. It's 3 classes for 11k. It would give me a chance to pr ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 17 2012 - 8:47pm -

  45. SBs for helpful answers to job search questions

    I didn't do well during my time as an undergraduate (< 3.0 and no related experience/activities), and I also didn't realize I wanted to work in finance until I was graduating. Specifically, I want a career in ER. Right now my plan is to try m ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 10 2012 - 11:39am -

  46. Will employers care about my low community college GPA?

    Hi, I've got an issue here. I went to a community college and graduated with an associates degree, my GPA was ~3.2. Then I transferred to a non-target school and now my GPA is almost 3.8. I have 3 more semesters to go before I graduate (fall 2017, sp ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 25 2017 - 10:41pm -

  47. Graduate Non-Degree GPA on Resume?

    I am taking a few graduate level courses in the Spring semester, both to supplement my CFA studies (which I'm scheduled to take in June), as well as to show my commitment and knowledge towards this career path. Now, I'm applying as a graduate no ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 20 2012 - 6:17pm -

  48. Concerned about 2020 Summer Analyst Recruiting- 2.7 GPA, Non-Target

    Hello, I have a 2.7 GPA at a non-target school, and am a sophomore. I am heading into a BB PWM internship for this summer, and I am concerned I will be completely blown off by firms when applying for Summer Analyst 2020 positions due to my low GPA and uni ...

    1 comment - 2 silver bananas - Mar 21 2019 - 6:43pm -

  49. What Adam Grant Gets Wrong About What Straight-A Students Get Wrong

    I have now seen Adam Grant's article titled What Straight-A Students Get Wrong circulated on two platforms three times over the past two days (sorry WSO won't let me link). The article and everything it stands for is driving me crazy and I have ...

    1 comment - 3 silver bananas - Dec 10 2018 - 7:01pm -

  50. Vet/ADHD/Tufts/JD/Starting biz post-MBA... T15?

    UPDATE: Instantly realize how long this is so totally cool if you want to skip to the middle, read the ten wrap up points and hit the questions. Thanks! Hello WSO community, New member here and I could use some advice. First I will state my background the ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - May 27 2018 - 10:08pm -

  51. More Than One GPA on a Resume?

    Just was wondering if anyone would consider it acceptable to put more than one GPA on their resume, and further what GPAs are acceptable to put in the first place? For example, I shit myself freshman year, got shit grades, and my Cumulative GPA looks like ...

    1 comment - 2 silver bananas - May 16 2018 - 6:09pm -

  52. 3.36 GPA at Ivey/Queen's with relevant boutique internship aiming for summer 2018 internship in Canada

    Hey guys. I'm looking for some honest advice here- do I have a shot at interviews from BB /boutique investment banks/ equity research firms in Toronto/Canada? I'm at a top B school (Ivey/Queen's) with a 3.36 GPA as of now doing a part-time ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jul 17 2017 - 1:56am -

  53. Chances?- Asian Undergrad with Bad GPA

    Hi all, I have a question about my chances for the top 20 US MBA programs in the future. I had bad quantitative scores (D+, C from Calculus/Advanced Math) in my undergrad school. I wonder if, after 5 years of working (5 years from now) and scored really h ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2017 - 9:51am -

  54. 3.1 GPA sophomore, am I screwed for BB SA?

    Hi, I am a sophomore at a Canadian target with a 3.1 GPA. I had a terrible first semester in my freshman year (2.67) and have been working hard to raise it to a 3.5. I realized I am screwed for my GPA, so I tried really hard in getting some experience to ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Feb 4 2017 - 7:11pm -

  55. current PE analyst w/low gpa looking to jump to associate job?

    Hello, I'm currently a PE analyst for a institutional investor. I got very lucky getting into my current position with a low GPA. I'm currently starting to look for a new position and was trying to see if I can actually get into a PE fund as an ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2017 - 8:00pm -

  56. Crappy GPA CS Major- What can I do?

    Hey All, I am a rising sophomore at the University of Michigan, majoring in Computer Science. I have a crappy GPA (between 3.0 and 3.2). I am interested in Management/Strategy Consulting, along with a few other career tracks. I have a pretty major positio ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jun 17 2016 - 7:29pm -

  57. Will my GPA affect me getting a job?

    I started at a small school as a health science major. I did poorly my first year, which caused my GPA to be low. I switched to Finance my sophomore year and did much better. I had a 2.6 and 3.0 my first year. My second year I got a 3.7 and a 3.7. My over ...

    - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2016 - 9:21am -

  58. What would be the best path for me?

    I've really been considering trying to pursue a high end finance job for a few months now, I've always had an interest in the markets, trading and what not. Ever since I can remember I'd always enjoyed listening to the Business Network when ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Dec 27 2015 - 9:03pm -

  59. Low GPA, semi-target, need some help here

    Hey guys, I am currently a junior in a semi-target for MBB (Bain for sure but not quite for BCG). After my sophomore, I ended up with a 2.8 GPA (3.3 for major) in civil engineering. At that time I have taken two intro econ and two advanced stat classes (w ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Sep 5 2012 - 1:11am -