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Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby joetheplumber » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:49 pm

Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA?
And if so, what is considered good, average or excellent?

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby ph14 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:56 pm

joetheplumber wrote:Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA?
And if so, what is considered good, average or excellent?


1) some do, but it carries a lot less weight than your law school grades
2) it depends, use your common sense

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:17 pm

Cravath def asked for an undergrad transcript. They weren't the only one, but the only specific one I remember.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby Bumi » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:22 pm

I'd really appreciate knowing who else does this.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:31 pm

Cravath and some IP firms are the only ones I know that look for UG at 2L OCI.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:37 pm

Bumi wrote:I'd really appreciate knowing who else does this.


bingham asked for mine but i cant think of another firm that did.

an associate on a hiring committee at a firm that used to ask for ugpa told me that theyre looking less at your overall gpa and more at what you took.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby Blindmelon » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:44 pm

In Boston at least, most asked for UG grades - I'm unsure how much weight they put on them. Law school grades trump all obviously, but I could see a really selective firm preferring someone with honors in UG and law school - for the website at least.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:03 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Cravath and some IP firms are the only ones I know that look for UG at 2L OCI.

This. Accepted at non Cravath V10, was never asked for UG grades. Only place I interviewed that wanted grades was Cravath. Nobody else cared. Thank god since I split like a mofo.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:28 pm

One of my favorite moments of LOLCI was a partner asking me "OUT of what?" when I said 2.8. LOL IP firms.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby LawIdiot86 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:50 pm

Seward asks for undergrad. Many federal judges ask for it.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby Bumi » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:59 pm

YourCaptain wrote:an associate on a hiring committee at a firm that used to ask for ugpa told me that theyre looking less at your overall gpa and more at what you took.

Yeah, but "took" probably doesn't include "got a D in."

Desert Fox wrote:One of my favorite moments of LOLCI was a partner asking me "OUT of what?" when I said 2.8. LOL IP firms.

I've had multiple 1L IP recruiters who like my resume ask for my undergrad transcript, then tell me to get lost. I don't think IP is in my future.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:09 pm

Bumi wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:an associate on a hiring committee at a firm that used to ask for ugpa told me that theyre looking less at your overall gpa and more at what you took.

Yeah, but "took" probably doesn't include "got a D in."

Desert Fox wrote:One of my favorite moments of LOLCI was a partner asking me "OUT of what?" when I said 2.8. LOL IP firms.

I've had multiple 1L IP recruiters who like my resume ask for my undergrad transcript, then tell me to get lost. I don't think IP is in my future.


I didn't get an offer anywhere that saw my UG transcript. I got one callback at a place that saw it, but at the CB they grilled me on my UG grades.

However, most big law firms that do IP lit, don't ask.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby r6_philly » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:12 pm

I am aiming for IP lit, and every firm I applied to asked for my UG grades. Probably because of my major? They also seemed to want to talk to me more about UG than law school.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby bk1 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:13 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I didn't get an offer anywhere that saw my UG transcript. I got one callback at a place that saw it, but at the CB they grilled me on my UG grades.


Ugh.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:16 pm

r6_philly wrote:I am aiming for IP lit, and every firm I applied to asked for my UG grades. Probably because of my major? They also seemed to want to talk to me more about UG than law school.


You are 1L. They focus on that more for 1L because when they start recruiting in December it's all you have. Firms that asked for my grades for 1L, never asked for 2L.

As a general rule, IP boutiques ask for UG grades. Big Law doesn't.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby bk1 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:18 pm

Desert Fox wrote:As a general rule, IP boutiques ask for UG grades. Big Law doesn't.


That's what I've seen on TLS before. It's nice to see confirmed.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:19 pm

bk1 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:As a general rule, IP boutiques ask for UG grades. Big Law doesn't.


That's what I've seen on TLS before. It's nice to see confirmed.


And I think Cravath is flamming about UG too. I know a dood who got a sub 2.6 with an offer there.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:34 am

Got my 1L SA at a top IP firm on dec. 14th because of my 3.9 in BSEE

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:49 am

I hope not...

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:Got my 1L SA at a top IP firm on dec. 14th because of my 3.9 in BSEE


Pro or lit? EE FTW.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:14 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Got my 1L SA at a top IP firm on dec. 14th because of my 3.9 in BSEE


Pro or lit? EE FTW.


Pros. And its the 3.9 ftw.

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Re: Do Employers look at UnderGrad GPA

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Pros. And its the 3.9 ftw.


I have a 4.0 in CS, and going for lit. Sense is if I had EE it would be easier.




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