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Error on transcript.

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:54 pm

i entered my bids and attached my transcript and resume.
Problem is is that in my transcript, i did not put the summer classes i am currently taking and the fall classes i am signed up for. Rather all i have on the transcript is my fall and spring semester and final GPA. to top it off, i transferred from FT to PT, so it looks like i have low number of credits.

However I do have my GPA and class rank on my resume.

I have good grades, but my worries are that employers, when picking which students to interview, will look at my resume and be like wtf, why such little credits, OR they will think that an evening student mistakenly got stuck in OCI w/o enough credits, and not choose me.

so do employers just look at resumes, or will they actually be inspecting transcripts, and if so, this likely to affect my bid/interviews?
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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby LogosEther » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:06 pm

I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm no expert, but I would guess that firms will just assume that you only put your 1L information. They definitely won't know about the summer class, but that's not a big deal.

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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:57 am

LogosEther wrote:I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm no expert, but I would guess that firms will just assume that you only put your 1L information. They definitely won't know about the summer class, but that's not a big deal.

well wont they be like this kid has low credits and he isnt even taking summer?

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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby uvahooo » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:39 am

You can't do anything, so hope for the best.

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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby Cupidity » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:42 am

I was told to only put classes that I had grades in.

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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:52 am

Cupidity wrote:I was told to only put classes that I had grades in.

+1. Do you type your own transcript? We have an automated system we print from that only shows classes we've taken with grades. Pretty sure they will ask about courseload for next semester if they care.

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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby Eco » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:54 am

This is such a big problem because firms really want to know about classes you didn't get grades in yet!!!
/sarcasm

At least you didn't send X law firm a cover letter for Y law firm like I did. Luckily I only did it to one of them. lol

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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:55 am

Eco wrote:This is such a big problem because firms really want to know about classes you didn't get grades in yet!!!
/sarcasm

At least you didn't send X law firm a cover letter for Y law firm like I did. Luckily I only did it to one of them. lol
like i said, my worry is that firms will be like why did this student take such little class and have such low credit (since im taking summer classes to switch to FT).

well i guess it varies from school to school, but i guess mine wants everything down. yea we write in our own stuff.
really frustrating b/c i feel like this will affect my the number of interviews i get.

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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby warumnicht » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:58 am

Does your resume reflect the fact that you transferred from PT to FT?

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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:01 am

warumnicht wrote:Does your resume reflect the fact that you transferred from PT to FT?

no...my resume just has class of 2013 instead of 2014

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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby Eco » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:02 am

I'm pretty sure the firms won't even notice. Seriously.

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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby warumnicht » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:18 am

Anonymous User wrote:
warumnicht wrote:Does your resume reflect the fact that you transferred from PT to FT?

no...my resume just has class of 2013 instead of 2014


That counts. Even if the recruiters notice that you have a relatively low number of credits, they should be able to put 2 and 2 together. It's not like PT to FT transfers are uncommon. And you can always talk about your summer classes in your interviews to show that you're up to speed credit-wise.

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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:19 am

Eco wrote:This is such a big problem because firms really want to know about classes you didn't get grades in yet!!!
/sarcasm

At least you didn't send X law firm a cover letter for Y law firm like I did. Luckily I only did it to one of them. lol


LOL I did that too. Oh well.

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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby Eco » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:43 am

I'm hoping X law firm calls Y law firm and says; "Eco really wants to work for you guys! He even told us about it!"

Wishful thinking?

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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:52 am

do firms even look at the transcripts for GPA/class rank? or do they just look at resume?

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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:38 pm

bump

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Re: Error on transcript.

Postby Eco » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:47 pm

Probably both. Why are you even asking this question, lol. Firms don't sit down and go "man this guy hasn't taken that many classes!" They've got to sift through hundreds and hundreds of resumes. They're just going to look at your GPA and rank and that's it.

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Re: Mistake i made in bidding process.

Postby choochoo » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:24 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:
Eco wrote:This is such a big problem because firms really want to know about classes you didn't get grades in yet!!!
/sarcasm

At least you didn't send X law firm a cover letter for Y law firm like I did. Luckily I only did it to one of them. lol


LOL I did that too. Oh well.


Did the firms write you back informing you of the error or did you realize it yourself? I'm in the middle of my mass mailing and am so afraid I'm going to make this same mistake.

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Re: Error on transcript.

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:29 pm

made similar mistake, but a typo on my resume which involved writing the wrong state abbreviation, that looks obviously wrong.
will employers even notice?




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