Nelson wrote:jbagelboy wrote:B- is on the curve at Penn, right? Maybe a truly discretionary grade, i.e., C or F would raise flags, but if your own the curve it doesnt even necessarily indicate you did anything gravely wrong. You just didnt earn as many pts, or failed to include as much what the prof was looking for than the other extraordinarily intelligent and accomplished people in your class. Don't let this get you that far down: you're not a moron by a long shot.
Anon probably thought B- was a discretionary low grade.
It's on the curve. A C would be worse. But I think either is going to take you out of consideration (or at least really hurt you) for most grade sensitive employers.
It all depends on how high up the food chain you're looking. IIRC, for most of the lower- mid-tier NYC vault firms, B-'s make up enough of the pie chart that as long as you have the cumulative average to put you in play, one bad individual grade won't take you out of the running.