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  2. 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 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  3. Rounding my GPA by <0.1

    Job Search Advice

    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 ...

    19 comments9 Jun 2019 -

  4. Hi all! I'm a sophomore at a top 5 b school pursuing a double major in finance and mathematics. Earlier this week I had a networking call with an analyst at a BB. After some small talk about how bored we both were being forced to stay home because of ...

    12 comments27 Mar 2020 -

  5. 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 comments6 Jan 2016 -

  6. 2+2 MBA/Teach For America

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi everyone, I'm a senior at an Ivy League and interned in top private equity roles during undergrad. I am joining TFA after graduation because I'm genuinely passionate about education and think I would be good at teaching. I know TFA is controv ...

    11 comments21 Jan 2020 -

  7. 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 comments29 Mar 2017 -

  8. 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 comments10 Jul 2018 -

  9. Importance of Study Abroad GPA

    Business School and GMAT

    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 comments29 Mar 2017 -

  10. 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 comments4 May 2012 -

  11. 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 comments7 Mar 2016 -

  12. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  13. Low GPA- Starting salary

    Job Search Advice

    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 comments22 Apr 2016 -

  14. Undergraduate GPA

    New User Introductions

    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 comments6 May 2020 -

  15. 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 comments23 May 2018 -

  16. 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 comments14 Sep 2014 -

  17. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  18. 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 comments13 Jul 2012 -

  19. 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 comments11 Dec 2012 -

  20. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  21. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  22. A couple GPA questions?

    Job Search Advice

    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 comments13 Dec 2012 -

  23. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  24. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  25. 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 comments10 Apr 2013 -

  26. 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 comments15 Oct 2012 -

  27. 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 comments17 Apr 2016 -

  28. McKinsey Career Concerns

    Management Consulting

    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 comments3 Sep 2014 -

  29. 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 comments23 Aug 2015 -

  30. 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 comments9 Jun 2016 -

  31. 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 comments16 May 2017 -

  32. 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 comments18 Apr 2015 -

  33. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  34. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  35. 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 comments30 Jul 2015 -

  36. A lot of my friends who are also recruiting IB have been telling me their response rate has gotten much better ever since they started attaching their resume to the initial networking email. I have some good experience on my resume as I had an internship ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  37. How to get a job with big4?

    Job Search Advice

    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 comments25 Apr 2014 -

  38. Soph

    Investment Banking

    ; bad GPA ...

    5 comments24 Aug 2013 -

  39. Will I Make It?

    Job Search Advice

    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 comments19 Sep 2016 -

  40. GPA and breaking in

    Investment Banking

    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 comments26 Sep 2015 -

  41. GPA vs. Internship

    New User Introductions

    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 comments21 Apr 2014 -

  42. GPA or Staying Another Year

    Job Search Advice

    job bad GPA ...

    4 comments17 Feb 2014 -

  43. 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 comments23 Jan 2013 -

  44. GPA Discrepency Issue

    Job Search Advice

    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 comments26 Oct 2012 -

  45. 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 comments9 Jun 2015 -

  46. 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 comments18 Oct 2014 -

  47. 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 comments17 Dec 2012 -

  48. 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 comments10 May 2012 -

  49. 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 comments25 Jun 2017 -

  50. 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 comments20 Dec 2012 -

  51. European graduate school GPA

    Job Search Advice

    Hey all, I am currently a graduate student at a target European university. I graduated with distinction from my BSc and got 720 at GMAT. Nevertheless, I did not start my grad studies with the best grades, and I suppose I will end up with an "average ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 - Prospect in 

  52. Hi Everyone, Wanted to get some advice regarding the possibility of making a career shift from a customer support role at a Ratings Agency to an IB role. I've been interacting with many clients at different types of firms, whether its IB / AM / HF / ...

    1 comment15 Feb 2020 -

  53. 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 comment6 May 2020 -

  54. 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 comment21 Mar 2019 -

  55. 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 i ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  56. Chances?- Asian Undergrad with Bad GPA

    Business School and GMAT

    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 comment6 May 2020 -

  57. 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 comment6 May 2020 -

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

    Management Consulting

    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 ...

    6 May 2020 -

  59. 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 comment27 May 2018 -

  60. More Than One GPA on a Resume?

    Job Search Advice

    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 comment16 May 2018 -

  61. 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 comment6 May 2020 -

  62. 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 ...

    25 Jan 2017 -

  63. Will my GPA affect me getting a job?

    Business School and GMAT

    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 ...

    21 May 2016 -

  64. 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 comment27 Dec 2015 -