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# Grades Vs. Getting A Job

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13 Nov 2007, 16:31
ishcabibble wrote:
Question: Maybe the OSU PT MBA is weird, but in order to graduate, you have to have not only at least a 3.0 overall, but at least 3.0 in every class you took. Is this true at other schools?

Maybe they're trying to override the "Do you want A's, or do you want to get "A" job." mentality by making sure that everyone who graduates did well.

At Georgetown we need to graduate with at least a 3.0 average. If you get more than two F:s you are out. Must try really hard to manage that though.
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13 Nov 2007, 20:10
Xeo78 wrote:
ishcabibble wrote:
Question: Maybe the OSU PT MBA is weird, but in order to graduate, you have to have not only at least a 3.0 overall, but at least 3.0 in every class you took. Is this true at other schools?

Maybe they're trying to override the "Do you want A's, or do you want to get "A" job." mentality by making sure that everyone who graduates did well.

At Georgetown we need to graduate with at least a 3.0 average. If you get more than two F:s you are out. Must try really hard to manage that though.

We say P=MBA.

I guess that's the equivalent of Cs get degrees.
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14 Nov 2007, 14:18
squali83 wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
pelihu wrote:
I'm 99.98% sure that McKinsey asks for SAT and all other standardized test scores (GRE, LSAT, etc.) on their application. I think BCG and Bain have the same policy, so it's not just the banks; it's more an indication of how selective a firm is.

Regarding grade non-disclosure, we have that here as well, though I think the implementation varies from school to school. The policy here is that recruiters cannot request grade information from the school; and I think they are not allowed to use GPA as a factor in setting their interview list. However, once you go into an interview they can (and all the banks do) ask for your grades in 3-4 key courses like accounting, finance, etc. It's up to the student whether he/she decides to share this information, but 2Ys have told me that most banks will not invite those that decline for 2nd round interviews. I don't know this to be 100% true (I'm sure it varies by firm), but again the most selective firms will most certainly not respond positively.

The only other standardized test I ever sat for besides the GMAT was the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test- three times I might add) so I doubt I'll be doing any career imprinting at a top tier firm.

Anybody received any offers yet? November is usually when the early round decisions begin.

I have been lucky enough to receive an internship offer from Pepsi in Purchase, NY this summer for a marketing/brand internship. It feels nice to have the pressure alleviated from me and now I can kick back and concentrate on school. As for the top programs not interviewing till after break I think that is why it is important for us (<top 20 schools) to get the attention of the big companies now. Because after Christmas they will be consumed with the higher ranked programs.

No offers yet, but I have been interviewing like crazy and do have a "contingency company" lined up, provided I can't get a summer intern with a consulting company. By the way, I had the honor of finally meeting a fellow GMAT clubber in Boston last weekend, Lepium.

Great guy, great city and beautiful campus! Thanks again for showing us around L.
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29 Nov 2007, 22:20
rhyme wrote:
People here list GMAT.

Not to hijack the thread here, but are you guys putting your gmat scores on your resumes? It's really rare at Berkeley, but I kind of want to do it, considering that my score is above the median and I went to a tiny undergrad no one's ever heard of.

But I don't want to be "that guy" in the resume book who listed his gmat.

Maybe I'll do it on the resumes I send out on my own, but not on the ones for the resume book. I guess that makes sense.
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30 Nov 2007, 19:35
aaudetat wrote:
Xeo78 wrote:
ishcabibble wrote:
Question: Maybe the OSU PT MBA is weird, but in order to graduate, you have to have not only at least a 3.0 overall, but at least 3.0 in every class you took. Is this true at other schools?

Maybe they're trying to override the "Do you want A's, or do you want to get "A" job." mentality by making sure that everyone who graduates did well.

At Georgetown we need to graduate with at least a 3.0 average. If you get more than two F:s you are out. Must try really hard to manage that though.

We say P=MBA.

I guess that's the equivalent of Cs get degrees.

Our core marketing professor just came over from Fuqua and he said their saying is "30 Ps gets you \$100 Gs".
30 Nov 2007, 19:35

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