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sca218ml
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Marketing a big bump in GPA at OCI

Postby sca218ml » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:21 pm

Any thoughts on how to positively spin a GPA jump (like .5 better) from Fall to Spring at OCI? Does it matter or is it basically just whatever your current number is? Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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Re: Marketing a big bump in GPA at OCI

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:26 pm

sca218ml wrote:Any thoughts on how to positively spin a GPA jump (like .5 better) from Fall to Spring at OCI? Does it matter or is it basically just whatever your current number is? Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated!


Don't bring it up. Talking about grades for any reason during an interview = bad idea.

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Re: Marketing a big bump in GPA at OCI

Postby sca218ml » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:28 pm

thesealocust wrote:
sca218ml wrote:Any thoughts on how to positively spin a GPA jump (like .5 better) from Fall to Spring at OCI? Does it matter or is it basically just whatever your current number is? Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated!


Don't bring it up. Talking about grades for any reason during an interview = bad idea.


Appreciate the response. How would you respond to a statement/question like: "Looks like you did a lot better 2nd semester".

Is such a question (more like prodding statement) likely?

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Re: Marketing a big bump in GPA at OCI

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:31 pm

sca218ml wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
sca218ml wrote:Any thoughts on how to positively spin a GPA jump (like .5 better) from Fall to Spring at OCI? Does it matter or is it basically just whatever your current number is? Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated!


Don't bring it up. Talking about grades for any reason during an interview = bad idea.


Appreciate the response. How would you respond to a statement/question like: "Looks like you did a lot better 2nd semester".

Is such a question (more like prodding statement) likely?


It's not likely. If it comes up, feel free to babble something about learning to take a law school exam. I'd still get away from grades as fast as possible, they're just not an interesting topic during the 20-30 short minutes you get in any interview.




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