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uGPA and Consulting firms [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2012, 07:37
Hi all,

I am planning to pursue consulting post-MBA.

Brief #'s:
uGPA is ~3.0 and gGPA is 3.7 (both in biological sciences)
I have built an alternative transcript recently but not stellar (3.44 gGPA, and a uStats course: Aminus)
My GMAT is 720, balanced between V and Q.

Will my uGPA hurt my chances of getting interviews at top consulting firms for intern/FT job? Or is uGPA something I can get over with networking?

Thanks
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Re: uGPA and Consulting firms [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 05:54
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Hi all,

I am planning to pursue consulting post-MBA.

Brief #'s:
uGPA is ~3.0 and gGPA is 3.7 (both in biological sciences)
I have built an alternative transcript recently but not stellar (3.44 gGPA, and a uStats course: Aminus)
My GMAT is 720, balanced between V and Q.

Will my uGPA hurt my chances of getting interviews at top consulting firms for intern/FT job? Or is uGPA something I can get over with networking?

Thanks

Having a low GPA does hurt your chances of getting an consulting interview. However, you can still try to network your way into an interview. Once you are in the interview, it's fair game for everyone.
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Re: uGPA and Consulting firms [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 06:21
Thanks for the response.

I got out of undergrad 9 yrs ago, and my immaturity in junior/senior years' GPA is killing me...
After a grad school, 10 extra courses, and an MBA still won't fix the problem, I guess.

I didn't even want to start preparing for case interviews if I were not likely to get an interview.
I guess I should practice case interviews and prepare to network as soon as the school starts.
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