Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know whether grades are still in question during the callback stage? Is it fair to assume that if a firm thought my grades were too low they would just not give me a callback?
I ask because I seem to be out-performing my grades in terms of the callbacks I've been getting and am wondering whether I still have less of a chance of converting these callbacks into offers than someone with higher grades.
There was a discussion about this above. The consensus (which I think is right) is that they are still a factor, though probably significantly less so in most cases than at the screener stage.
Getting a callback indicates your grades meet the official or unofficial acceptability threshold that a firm has for hiring people. It does not mean they're a non-factor though. If, for example, a lot of people do really well on callbacks (in terms of the interviews), but a firm is only looking to hire half of them, I wouldn't be surprised if grades are one of the differentiating factors. The way the hiring process works at most firms is the hiring committee will look at your resume, grades, and evaluations from each of your interviewers then make a decision.