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Putting medianish gpa on resume for mass mail?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:09 pm

I'm at a T10 and my 1L gpa is 3.2 which I think will be a little above median. My (prestigious)UG gpa was ~3.7. Should I put either on my resume for a mass mail to NYC? Looking to go big law to do corp work.

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Re: Putting medianish gpa on resume for mass mail?

Postby Nova » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:13 pm

I would put both. Is your school going to release the median soon?

Im also a little above median (3.3x) and i have it on my resume + "estimated top half" next to it for now. As soon as the median is released Ill take off the estimated part.

I think if you leave it off they will assume you are worse than median.

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Postby rad lulz » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:27 pm

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Re: Putting medianish gpa on resume for mass mail?

Postby mr.hands » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm at a T10 and my 1L gpa is 3.2 which I think will be a little above median. My (prestigious)UG gpa was ~3.7. Should I put either on my resume for a mass mail to NYC? Looking to go big law to do corp work.


What T10 has a 3.2 median??? 3.2 could be way off median, depending on the school (ex: if you go to UM or UVa)

Either way, list it or employers will think you have a 2.X gpa

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Re: Putting medianish gpa on resume for mass mail?

Postby smaug_ » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm at a T10 and my 1L gpa is 3.2 which I think will be a little above median. My (prestigious)UG gpa was ~3.7. Should I put either on my resume for a mass mail to NYC? Looking to go big law to do corp work.


Make sure you're allowed to put the UG GPA as well. I know we are not allowed to do so at my school.

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Postby Another » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:09 pm

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Re: Putting medianish gpa on resume for mass mail?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:30 pm

I go to P and they don't calculate our GPA, give us a class rank, etc. Should I still put what I think is my GPA on the resume?

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Re: Putting medianish gpa on resume for mass mail?

Postby Nova » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I go to P and they don't calculate our GPA, give us a class rank, etc. Should I still put what I think is my GPA on the resume?

I would

how can you not defintely figure out your GPA based on grades and credits?

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Postby mr.hands » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:37 pm

Nova wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I go to P and they don't calculate our GPA, give us a class rank, etc. Should I still put what I think is my GPA on the resume?

I would

how can you not defintely figure out your GPA based on grades and credits?


Yeah. Every employer will calculate it themselves. You'll get really weird looks of you say that you don't know your gpa

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Re: Putting medianish gpa on resume for mass mail?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:59 pm

If the school doesn't calculate it/give you the info, you're not supposed to use the info, as I understand it. If you do, you would want to make sure you indicate it's only estimated. (I mean, I realize that if you have a transcript with grades, you can calculate GPA, and it's dumb for a school not to calculate the GPA if you have all the info to do so, so it's not quite the same as estimating rank. But I'd still mark it "estimated" or the like. Or talk to rising 3Ls and find out what they did.)

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Re: Putting medianish gpa on resume for mass mail?

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:16 pm

GPAs look out of place on a resume, especially when you are also sending along a transcript. Ever see a working professional with a GPA on their c.v.? Unless its mass mail to big law, leave it off and show some balls.

So uh, in your case leave it on.

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Re: Putting medianish gpa on resume for mass mail?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:18 pm

Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:GPAs look out of place on a resume, especially when you are also sending along a transcript. Ever see a working professional with a GPA on their c.v.? Unless its mass mail to big law, leave it off and show some balls.

Anonymous User wrote:I'm at a T10 and my 1L gpa is 3.2 which I think will be a little above median. My (prestigious)UG gpa was ~3.7. Should I put either on my resume for a mass mail to NYC? Looking to go big law to do corp work.




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