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  2. Worst GPA for Top Business School

    What's the worst GPA you've heard of for getting into schools like Stanford, Kellogg, MIT, etc? Not talking Harvard et al. With great work experience, ~720 GMAT, solid essays, at what point do you think they just say 'no' regardless? G ...

    76 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 8:14pm -

  3. GPA as a Predictor of Success

    The single biggest screening tool used in Wall Street recruiting is the legendary GPA. Get yourself a 3.8 at a target school, a decent internship or two, and you're all but guaranteed the interview. But is the candidate who pulled A's in Marketi ...

    96 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:45pm -

  4. Canadian Grades to GPA?

    Canadian Grading Scale: What is a 3.0 gpa? I'm currently averaging an 83.3 at Queen's Commerce. If I apply to a bschool for my MBA in the US, what would my grades convert to on a GPA scale for any of the top schools like Harvard, Wharton, Columb ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 28 2017 - 11:41pm -

  5. getting into S&T

    COMPARATIVELY, is sales and trading harder to get into than other parts of investmant banking? what part of banking is the hardest/easiest to get into? trading s&t GPA sales difficult ...

    91 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2017 - 2:46pm -

  6. Undergrad GPA Affects Post-MBA Investment Banking Recruiting?

    Hi monkeys, I'm going to enroll in a M7 MBA program (CBS/Kellogg/Sloan/Booth) next August. My post-MBA goal is to join a BB bank as an investment banking associate and I think the best solution is through a summer associate internship. The problem, t ...

    14 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 27 2017 - 12:53am -

  7. GPA Rounding- Canadian grades

    Suppose you are sporting a 3.45 GPA. Would it be acceptable to round this up to a 3.5 on your resume for BBs? Assuming you did such a thing, would you ever get asked about it from interviewers (I assume it would look bad once you told them the truth that ...

    328 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:41pm -

  8. GPA drop after accepting offer of Big Four Consulting

    I got the offer with my transcript that looked good without the last semester when the hiring was conducted. But I am having a huge trouble with one 1-credit technical class and it's not required so it won't affect graduation. I think I am gonna ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 30 2017 - 1:15am -

  9. GPA cut off for PE

    I'm a senior who just got a BB offer and have a 3.7 right now from a semi target. Interviews really took a toll and in the worst case scenario I'll end the school year w/ a 3.6. Do PE firms care or is it one of those things where work experience ...

    58 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2017 - 2:46pm -

  10. My heart on my sleeve

    Hi everyone, I'm a long-time lurker on WSO, now seeking counsel from those more experienced. I'm coming here because I honestly have no one else to talk to... I do not want to waste too much of your time so I'll try to keep this short and c ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2015 - 4:11am -

  11. GPA for MBB

    Hi everyone! I am a student at one of a target (think Duke) and aiming for MBB. what kind of GPA do I need to be in a good shape for these firms? Is 3.7 okay? I got 3.9+ in freshman year but screwed up last semester: around 3.6. GPA ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:05pm -

  12. How do you guys study?

    I'm feeling pretty crappy right now as I just received the scores of two exams I took last week. Neither grade was what I wanted, nor expected. Since day one of this semester I've been in the library at least 5 hours a day doing schoolwork. For ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2014 - 5:00pm -

  13. Obtained Vs. Predicted GPA on Resume

    2 Questions: (1) What do you all think about putting predicted GPA on resume? The prediction would be what your GPA would be when you graduate, three semesters later after applying for SA positions. I'm assuming it's pretty legit, especially sin ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2018 - 7:41pm -

  14. Difference between a 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 GPA

    How differently would a recruiter/admissions counselor consider a 3.7 GPA, a 3.8 GPA and a 3.9 GPA? 3.7 is a little low I know, but is there really that much of a difference between a 3.8 (magna cum laude) and a 3.9 (summa cum laude) coming from a state s ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 15 2017 - 4:29pm -

  15. Do banks take into account the difficulty of your major when looking at your GPA?

    So I'm a transfer at UCLA studying Mathematics/Economics atm, but I'm thinking about possibly switching into a liberal arts major (Philosophy) and doing an Accounting minor in order to position myself for a higher GPA. I was wondering if firms t ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  16. Got A 92.96 In Corporate Finance and....

    92.96 final avg and Was given an A- UN-FUCKING REAL! Only missed 1 class the whole semester, sat in the front row and participated more than everybody combined at small non-target (20 students per class about). This has to be a mistake, emailed professor ...

    65 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2013 - 7:29am -

  17. IB Offer: Background Check- GPA

    Do background checkers or HR have access to GPA data? A friend of mine was being recruited for FT in IB and put his last year GPA (3.8) instead of his cGPA (3.4). Is this grounds for them to rescind the offer? IB GPA Background Check ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 22 2017 - 2:02am -

  18. Odds for top 20 MBAs? Very Low GPA, Above Average GMAT, 5 Years work EXP

    Hi all, I am looking forward to get an MBA soon and I would like to get some "reality check" for my chances at top 20 MBAs with 5 years work experience, as my undergrad was a sad story. Nationality: 100% Thai Final undergrad GPA: 3.13, Engineeri ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 19 2017 - 12:49pm -

  19. GPA drop after accepting offer

    My GPA is currently 3.5 and this was the GPA when they hired me. But after graduation, my GPA is likely going to be 3.1 or 3.2 (they still have to go through the background check to verify my GPA). By looking at my transcript, they will likely know that m ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:37pm -

  20. Does GPA Matter?

    I have noticed that a lot of people working in PE are people who have scored first class marks in their undergraduate degree (GPA of 4.0 according to <a href=" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_undergraduate... undergraduate degree classificati ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 12 2013 - 12:46pm -

  21. Does GPA really not matter after you get the interview?

    Does GPA really not matter after you get the interview? Cause I swear it does. And I'm not talking about 3.6 vs 3.8. I'm talking about when you have a 3.0-3.3 range GPA... GPA interview ...

    31 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:50pm -

  22. At what age does undergrad GPA no longer matter?

    As in, at what age do you stop putting it on your resume? GPA ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:50pm -

  23. What are the chances of getting into Deloitte/Accenture

    Hi guys, Just wondering what are the chances of getting into Deloitte / Accenture technology consulting with a Canadian GPA of 3.54 for engineering master program. I know it's a bit low..but what is the reality? My undergrad cgpa was even lower so I ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:47pm -

  24. HR Doesn't Know How to Read = Ruined My Life

    Accepted an SA offer from a top BB for Tokyo office. Everything was dandy until background check, I was asked for an official transcript. I did not lie about my cumulative gpa. I dont know if the transcript for my school (US) is typical. They way my schoo ...

    65 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 17 2010 - 12:48am -

  25. What is the average GPA of graduating MBA students?

    Anyone know roughly what GPA most MBA students typically graduate with? Also, how important is your MBA GPA even after graduation? GPA ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 20 2015 - 12:29am -

  26. BB HR: What is the process for checking GPA, ECs, test scores, references, criminal history, etc?

    I see couple of questions on BB background check for FO jobs every day. There are several good threads, explaining the process and everything, but advices almost never come from someone who actually worked at the BB HR. Either people speak from their expe ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2013 - 5:14pm -

  27. List Your Credentials

    Hey so I have lurked around this forum for a little while, and I have a request for anyone that is willing to meet it. I was wondering if people wouldn't mind sharing their resume so people could compare and maybe ease a bit of the stress that occurs ...

    89 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2009 - 4:53am -

  28. How much does GPA matter once it is above 3.5 for OCR?

    Hi fellow monkeys, I know this type of question has been asked a few times, but I wanted to get a more modern perspective on GPA. Once your GPA is higher than a 3.5 (the cutoff), how important is it in terms of getting selected? I understand that if all t ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2015 - 1:28am -

  29. 3.9 vs 3.91

    Which would you list on your resume: 3.9 / 4.0 3.91 / 4.00 GPA ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2012 - 12:43pm -

  30. The GPA absolute threshold?

    Certainly, GPA can be one of the most crucial aspects of a resume and you can certainly spark some interest with great grades. But does it really matter? After talking to many recruiters about this topic, an overwhelming number are in agreement that GPA d ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 27 2014 - 4:00am -

  31. 2.4 GPA- 760 GMAT- Interesting Stats

    Would appreciate any help in regards to my chances of getting into a top 10 MBA Program: Stats: 2.4 GPA (top 50 Uni- 4 years out of school) 760 GMAT Started own NPO Started own company out of college that grosses 2 m/yr and employs 5 people Now in Sales/R ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2014 - 4:55pm -

  32. Using "Senior Year GPA"

    I noticed the M&I resume guide advises against using Senior (Soph, Jr., etc) unless you have a special circumstance. Well long story short (blah blah blah) I finally got my ass working senior year and got a 3.96/4 and Deans Honor List. My overall GPA ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:36pm -

  33. sub-3.5 UG gpa and offers from top firms

    Do you guys know of people who managed to land front office jobs at top bulge bracket banks and hedge funds with a sub-3.5 undergrad gpa and didn't have amazing connections or family wealth? what firms did they manage to get into? GPA hedge funds off ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 16 2010 - 3:00pm -

  34. How competitive is 3.7 GPA from WHYP with a very heavy course load?

    How competitive is 3.7 GPA from WHYP with a very heavy course load? GPA score ...

    49 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2010 - 11:20am -

  35. 3.7 GPA at Wharton

    Is this good enough for top jobs? Should I worry about raising it, or should I just focus on extra curriculars at this point? GPA Wharton ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 11 2012 - 6:46pm -

  36. GPA- Why list only one decimal place?

    I've seen several threads where people say you should round your GPA to one decimal place. But why would you do that? If you have a 3.54, why would you round down to 3.5? Besides, if you choose to use only one decimal, 3.45 and 3.54 would both become ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:20pm -

  37. GPA Question- Should I put it in my resume?

    Okay, so overall I have a 2.9 GPA and my major is History. But in courses related to Business it is a 3.4 GPA but it's only 15 units. Is it stupid to put in my resume Business Related GPA: 3.4/4.0? Or maybe just leave out GPA all together? GPA resume ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 1:33pm -

  38. What do I do now?- Graduating in May with two summer internships

    Well I posted here a couple months ago trying to figure out how to get into Ibanking, and since I've changed my outlook on that career. As much as I said I could put up with the 100 hour weeks, I don't think I could stomach it. Now I'm grad ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 2:35pm -

  39. Should I list a sub 3.0 GPA on a resume?

    Im not stupid, I was just lazy during my undergrad and literally did not try very hard. I have a 2.6 overall and a 2.8 in business/finance classes A lot of people say that you need to list your GPA on your resume because if you dont, recruiters might assu ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 8 2014 - 9:16am -

  40. GPA for FT Recruiting?

    Heard from a few that GPA matters less for FT recruiting than SA, can anyone confirm/deny? I get that you can overcome anything with networking, but curious as to what people's experiences are GPA ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 13 2017 - 9:07am -

  41. Consulting GPA requirements, as high as people say?

    Hey all, I only started frequenting this website a short while ago so forgive me if this has been asked to death already. Is the rep that MBB /other "top" consulting firms have for mostly/only hiring undergrad applicants with relatively high GPA ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 22 2010 - 8:11am -

  42. Incorrect GPA on Resume due to Mistake... Advice?

    I realized I made an error in updating the GPA on my resume after submitting it to a particular firm. My GPA is actually a 3.70 but I wrote 3.75 on my resume that I submitted for recruiting with a particular firm. My GPA was a 3.75 the semester prior to w ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 26 2014 - 11:02pm -

  43. This class is gonna fuck up my GPA yo

    So I took this Market Microstructure & Electronic Trading course. The professor is a baydass and clearly knows his shit, but he also doesn't give a shit who fails. A third of the class already dropped. I kind of just feel like a dumbass when I re ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 1 2013 - 11:59pm -

  44. 4.3 GPA,? how to put it on a a resume?

    Hey everyone, So i'm an engineering undergrad and I just finished up some nondegree/premba grad business courses, and according to my unofficial transcript, I have a 4.3 Cumulative GPA (A+) If i put 4.3 on my resume for these courses, will recruiters ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 16 2010 - 8:45am -

  45. At classic crossroads- job or master's degree?

    Long story short: 23yo; just finished a 3yr B.Sc. in Finance; private Norwegian university; lousy 2.35 GPA (EDIT: 3.04); lots of extra-curricular activities; ~ $60k in student loans; ~ $90k gross cash; no relevant job experience; been doing okay with stoc ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2013 - 4:32pm -

  46. Freshman GPA- I fucked up.

    I just calculated my grades and I end up with a 3.0 (if I'm lucky, possible 2.9) for my freshman year. I'm absolutely stunned and never thought this could happen to me. My only worthwhile marks are Economics with an A and Accounting at a B+. Eve ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2011 - 3:53pm -

  47. GPA at target

    There is a lot of talk about GPA on this forum, but I would like to hear some discussion on the role GPA plays in recruitment at target schools (think W/H/S). I currently have a 3.65 going into recruiting next semester (my school has a policy against roun ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 2 2012 - 4:02pm -

  48. 4.0 GPA and No EC's vs. 3.0 GPA and Stellar EC's

    Assuming all other variables are the same, would you rather hire a candidate with a 4.0 GPA and no EC's or the candidate with a 3.0 GPA and stellar EC's? I ask this because I have a strong hatred of joining clubs and a very busy schedule. I fear ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2012 - 8:23pm -

  49. 3.6 gpa wharton undergrad

    Will a 3.6 gpa from wharton hurt, help, or do nothing for me in regards to getting a top job? Thanks. GPA Wharton ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2012 - 4:29am -

  50. GPA needed for IB interviews/jobs

    Hey there, I am a junior at a top public university with a good undergraduate business program (think UMich Ross, Berkeley Haas, UVa McIntire) looking at SA positions at Investment Banks. I know GPA is very important when it comes to getting an interview ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 2 2014 - 9:29pm -

  51. Would you rather have a 3.0 at a target or have a 3.8 at a non-target?

    Assume you both have strong on-campus involvement and ECs. GPA ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2011 - 8:13pm -

  52. How many hours per week did you spend studying in college

    If you remember from college, how many hours did you study outside the classroom? To what degree did this depend on you major or school? Thank You as always college GPA Ivy League ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2010 - 11:26pm -

  53. How should I report GPA on a 4.33 scale?

    My university's GPA scale is e.g. A- = 3.66 / A = 4.0 / A+ = 4.33. How should I list my GPA on my resume? Currently I just put the numeric value, but I'm concerned that employers unfamiliar with my school's scale will think it's out of ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  54. Why Does UCLA-Anderson Have Such High GPA/GMATs?

    According to their website, they AVERAGE a 3.75 GPA and 715 GMAT! http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x843.xml#8 When I first saw those stats, I thought that I was looking at Wharton's business page. Why the hell are their averages so high, especially since ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 23 2010 - 6:04pm -

  55. Transferring to Ivey HBA: IB in future. Courses to take, etc?

    Hi, I am a high school student. I got into rotman commerce 1st year but realized that rotman is not as good as I had thought....Only good for accounting... I wish to work at IB To do this, I realized that i should transfer to Ivey HBA after 2nd year. So m ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 18 2015 - 3:57pm -

  56. 3.9 GPA- Should I redo undergrad?

    So I just got my transcript from target college, and is highly disappointed in my performanse. I only has 3.9 GPA on 4.0 scale. Everyone tells me that in order to be number one banking analyst one require much attentions to detail. I feel only way to show ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 1 2010 - 1:05pm -

  57. Msc Finance, competitiveness and chances

    Hey guys, I'd just like some insight on my chances in some masters program I'm applying to (or consideting). A bit about my profile:-3.1 GPA in computer engineering at McGill. (3.3 in my last 2 years, i kinda had a really bad start). Im currentl ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 5 2011 - 3:07pm -

  58. Miscalculated GPA (.03 off)- when should I inform?

    Tomorrow I have the final round of a IB firm. I ordered an official transcript in preparation of a background check and at school we had a grade on our transcript for defending our independent work. I counted it the same as my written independent work (2 ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2012 - 6:10pm -

  59. HOW ON EARTH CAN SOMEONE GET A HIGH GPA!!?!

    I am honestly a very very very hard working person, studied through nights, and I still keep having Bs in my GPA around 2.93 out of 4. Every job says they want someone with high gpa because they have dedication to stay long hours, but hello!!! i did, it j ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2014 - 1:47am -

  60. What are my chances at MBB/other top firms?

    Hi everyone, I'm a senior in undergrad looking to hopefully get into a top-tier consulting firm as an analyst next year after I graduate. My junior internship was done at a law firm, as I had previously wanted to go to law school after undergrad, but ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2010 - 8:41am -

  61. Shortest Interview Ever...

    Had the shortest interview ever yesterday.... Apparently the job wanted a 3.5 GPA, which I do not have. I already work full time, so I had to clear my schedule in the middle of the day for this... Get a phone call, he says "Hello, what is your GPA&qu ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2011 - 12:55pm -

  62. 3.6 v 3.61 v 3.605

    So I graduated with a 3.605 GPA, I've always listed 3.6, but should I change it to 3.61? I'm thinking that putting it out that extra decimal point shows that you are on the lower end of a 3.6, where as if you put 3.6, you could be a 3.64 maybe e ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2012 - 11:53pm -

  63. Freshman at a Non-Target

    I'm currently a freshman at a non-target, private school in Buffalo, New York. It is highly respected in this area, however outside of Western New York it has little prestige. I have talked with a couple of Finance and Economics professors here and t ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2011 - 4:49pm -

  64. lying about your GPA, revising it down!??

    i went to a school that gave out A+s, and my GPA was 4.1. On my resume I have 4.1/4.0 but I am thinking of revising this down to 4.0/4.0. i don't want to seem too obssessed with academics (i know, how is a 4.0 less geeky than 4.1? thing is when i see ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 11 2012 - 10:22am -

  65. Standardized tests or GPA as a measure of intelligence?

    Personally, I think standardized tests like SAT,GMAT, GRE (even lsat for non-law school candidates actually) should be valued more rather than GPA. Or is it only my opinion to rationalize my rubbish GPA (3.3 for engineering from target /3.2 for MFE from t ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2013 - 10:15pm -

  66. GPA: 3.7 with a 'W' or a 3.55 without one?

    Hey guys, So I'm considering dropping a class that has the potential to mess up my GPA pretty bad. [It's an advanced physics course not even required for my major btw.] Should I drop it and keep my GPA decent, i.e somewhere between. 3.65 and 3.7 ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 26 2012 - 10:22pm -

  67. Factoring in Current Semester Projected GPA for Recruiting?

    Hi guys. So I have a quick question about GPA and CVs. Currently, my major GPA is a 3.4. I am about to go through recruiting and will be submitting my CV soon. I was hoping to know when, if ever, BB IBs would check transcripts. I have taken all of my adva ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 9 2014 - 8:47am -

  68. What was your first semester GPA?

    I had a 3.6 with 15 credits. A bit low for banking, I think (non-target). GPA ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 23 2009 - 1:11am -

  69. Who

    Delte GPA resume Analyst class ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 1 2014 - 11:50pm -

  70. Resume without GPA? (Freshman)

    Suggestions? Thoughts? GPA ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2012 - 12:06am -

  71. Chances

    Hey everyone, So I think its time to go back to school. Wanted to see what everyone thought about my chances..-Princeton Undergrad (Economics)-3.0 cum GPA but 3.5 GPA my last two years-710 GMAT-3 years experience at PwC Advisory when starting MBA program- ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2011 - 10:03pm -

  72. Non-Target trying to get in Boutique Bank

    Hey guy's this is my first post and I'm looking for some advice on how to get into wall street via Boutique Banks. I currently am a transfer student at a non-target school with a very well respected business program (NIU) and major in Finance/Ec ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 23 2011 - 2:38pm -

  73. Weird Classroom Experiences: Classes, Professors, & Grades

    I was wondering if you guys wanted to share some school experiences- specifically, instances where you had strange classes, professors, and/or grades. e.g. I once took a class that was heralded as the toughest finance class at my school. The professor was ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 23 2010 - 10:33pm -

  74. GS TMT, MS M&A, Elite Boutiques (GHL, Laz, etc.), PE (BX, Bain Cap, etc.)

    Out of curiosity, does a high-achieving Dartmouth student (3.9+, summa cum laude) have a shot at these groups and firms? gs GPA Recruiting M&A MS TMT dartmouth ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 16 2010 - 11:20pm -

  75. Ugh frustrating GPA rounding on resume question

    CGPA: 3.86 Major GPA: 3.96 How would you round this on your resume? At first I was thinking "cGPA: 3.9/4.0, major GPA: 4.0/4.0" but then I realized it would be a bit deceptive since I didn't really get a perfect major GPA. But if I do " ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 8 2011 - 8:43pm -

  76. How to save my butt after horrible 2.1GPA first year?

    Hey guys, I attend University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences as undecided. I had taken on way too many activities my first year: joining a business frat(which took away so much time from me especially during pledging), got involved wit ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 9 2013 - 4:01pm -

  77. GPA to get interviews

    What GPA should I aim for as an Economics major at a top public (Michigan, Berkley,etc.) to get SA interviews at MBB, Booz & Co, Monitor, Deloitte, etc? Also am I shooting myself in the foot by not being a business major at their respective undergradu ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 27 2011 - 11:49pm -

  78. What do these major-GPA combos tell you?

    Say you' re a MBB recruiter. You're looking at candidates from a target school for interviews. What are your initial thoughts at each one? I just want to see all of your thoughts, all feedback is appreciated. International Relations major with a ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2011 - 7:48am -

  79. 4.0 grad from Harvard, now working at blockbuster video

    Wow. I know the economy was rough in 2008, but this is just ridiculous. She's going to pepperdine law school this upcoming fall; with her grades, she could've gotten into harvard law, assuming her LSAT score was remotely decent. I guess a psycho ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 15 2010 - 1:27am -

  80. Majors- Soph looking to do math and econ

    Hey guys, I'm new to WSO. I'm a soph looking to do math and econ. Just curious as to whether firms (for both banking and s&t, bulge brackets and botiques) account for difficulty of major when they look at your resume. i.e. How much does the ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 8:02pm -

  81. Very poor GPA-- how to deal with resume, interview

    Hello. I'm a rising senior student at a top target (HYPSM), but due to nothing other than being a huge slacker and missing assignments due to disorganization, I have a horrible GPA. I'm not talking like 3.4 horrible. It's sub 3.0. My major ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 29 2012 - 3:24pm -

  82. GPA question for background check

    I listed only my junior year GPA on my resume- it is 0.4 higher than my cumulative GPA which I didn't list. After getting a full time offer at a bank, can I get dinged if they don't like what my cumulative GPA is?? I would appreciate honest and ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 6 2008 - 2:31am -

  83. GPA Question- Undergrad cumulative of 3.0

    I transferred into my current school. I have an undergrad cumulative of exactly a 3.0. When i transfered from my prior school i had a 3.4. Would it be ok if I consolidated the two and a cumulative GPA of 3.2? Becuase technically this would by cumulative G ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 1:31pm -

  84. Summer Classes (GPA) or Internship? for SA BB IBD Recruiting

    Situation: Grades confirmed already for this term. Effed up the finals. Mediocre GPA- (Cumulative) 3.5+, but not high enough for solid BB IBD recruiting (3.7+). This year, its pretty evident that everyone that gets an interview are 3.7+ at my semi-target. ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 18 2012 - 3:24am -

  85. How much impact will an undergraduate GPA have vs. a graduate GPA on future career? Differences between 3.7 and 3.8?

    Hello all! I just completed my masters in accountancy this may with a 3.7 GPA, and I earned an honors degree in undergrad with a 3.8 GPA. When I was an undergrad, I majored in accounting and double minored in marketing & economics. In September this y ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 4 2015 - 2:09pm -

  86. How to get a Hedge Fund Internship

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  87. VERY non-target: shot in the dark or give up?

    Let me start by asserting that I know very little about investment banking, trading, hedge funds, personal equity, etc. What little I do understand, I find enthralling- specifically working a job with million or billions of dollars on the line. I realize ...

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  88. Majors+GPA+Internships Question

    I am currently in penultimate year doing Actuarial Science & Finance double majors with CGPA of 3.6. My problem is I am trying to push my GPA over 3.8 but my actuarial courses (which are pretty tough) are pressuring my GPA. Should I drop Actuarial Sci ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2010 - 3:23am -

  89. THANK YOU WSO- IBD FT Offer Non-Targ

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    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2011 - 9:27pm -

  90. Resume: Grad School GPA On/Off?

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  91. Poor GPA, Target School: How to Approach FT Networking?

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  92. How do PE firms verify GPA's?

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    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 3 2010 - 2:41pm -

  93. 3.4 GPA at Stern, what can I do?

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    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 6 2011 - 3:23pm -

  94. Looking for quick insight from actual recruiters

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    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 31 2010 - 5:02pm -

  95. why doesn't HR consider a 3.39 gpa better than a 3.4?

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    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 13 2009 - 7:23pm -

  96. Low GPA but somewhat differentiated application

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  97. Main Factors for Top Consulting Jobs

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    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 14 2009 - 8:59pm -

  98. Professor gave me a B+ when I felt like I deserved an A. Help:(

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    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 12 2011 - 11:37am -

  99. Chinese or GPA?

    I go to a target non-Ivy school, and I'm currently studying Mandarin Chinese. It so happens that Chinese is the most difficult thing I've ever attempted to learn, and it is weighing down my GPA (B/B+), but it is also double-counted because it� ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 4 2010 - 2:40pm -

  100. What was your GPA in college?

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  101. GPA vs Knowledge

    I've been struggling with this debate for some time. I am currently at a crossroads in my academic plan, and wanted to seek some advice from WSO. I understand the recruiting game, and honestly, at Wharton, where I am in my second year, interviews are ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2011 - 9:14pm -

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