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Leave GPA off resume for OCI bidding?

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:52 pm
by Anonymous User
About to submit my bids for OCI but I have one outstanding grade for a class worth a bunch of units. Prof is grading the paper, but I've gone over it with her and she said it's really good. So I'm assuming it will boost my gpa. I'm currently at a 3.19, but with an A in this class I'll be around a 3.26 (still below median). Should I leave gpa off my resume, but update them during OCI, or just leave it on there? Im at a T-20 with 30% pre-select. The rest of my resume is pretty solid with a couple "prestigious" internships. Thanks for any inputs.

Re: Leave GPA off resume for OCI bidding?

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:54 pm
by pancakes3
Anonymous User wrote:About to submit my bids for OCI but I have one outstanding grade for a class worth a bunch of units. Prof is grading the paper, but I've gone over it with her and she said it's really good. So I'm assuming it will boost my gpa. I'm currently at a 3.19, but with an A in this class I'll be around a 3.26 (still below median). Should I leave gpa off my resume, but update them during OCI, or just leave it on there? Im at a T-20 with 30% pre-select. The rest of my resume is pretty solid with a couple "prestigious" internships. Thanks for any inputs.


when's the grade expected to come in and when do you have to submit your bids?

Re: Leave GPA off resume for OCI bidding?

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:56 pm
by Anonymous User
pancakes3 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:About to submit my bids for OCI but I have one outstanding grade for a class worth a bunch of units. Prof is grading the paper, but I've gone over it with her and she said it's really good. So I'm assuming it will boost my gpa. I'm currently at a 3.19, but with an A in this class I'll be around a 3.26 (still below median). Should I leave gpa off my resume, but update them during OCI, or just leave it on there? Im at a T-20 with 30% pre-select. The rest of my resume is pretty solid with a couple "prestigious" internships. Thanks for any inputs.


when's the grade expected to come in and when do you have to submit your bids?


OP here, that's the problem. Bidding deadline is in 2 days, but grade isn't due until early July. There is a chance I'll get it by then, but it's unlikely.

Re: Leave GPA off resume for OCI bidding?

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:04 pm
by pancakes3
Anonymous User wrote:
pancakes3 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:About to submit my bids for OCI but I have one outstanding grade for a class worth a bunch of units. Prof is grading the paper, but I've gone over it with her and she said it's really good. So I'm assuming it will boost my gpa. I'm currently at a 3.19, but with an A in this class I'll be around a 3.26 (still below median). Should I leave gpa off my resume, but update them during OCI, or just leave it on there? Im at a T-20 with 30% pre-select. The rest of my resume is pretty solid with a couple "prestigious" internships. Thanks for any inputs.


when's the grade expected to come in and when do you have to submit your bids?


OP here, that's the problem. Bidding deadline is in 2 days, but grade isn't due until early July. There is a chance I'll get it by then, but it's unlikely.


personally, i'd email the prof unless the prof has a reputation for being a hardass. if you don't want to email the prof, i'd email your career services and see how they handle updating resumes. the bidding deadline may be in 2 days but that might be a hard deadline.

Re: Leave GPA off resume for OCI bidding?

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:20 pm
by BulletTooth
Anonymous User wrote:About to submit my bids for OCI but I have one outstanding grade for a class worth a bunch of units. Prof is grading the paper, but I've gone over it with her and she said it's really good. So I'm assuming it will boost my gpa. I'm currently at a 3.19, but with an A in this class I'll be around a 3.26 (still below median). Should I leave gpa off my resume, but update them during OCI, or just leave it on there? Im at a T-20 with 30% pre-select. The rest of my resume is pretty solid with a couple "prestigious" internships. Thanks for any inputs.


3.19 from a T20 is not horrendous. I would just put it on the resume and roll with it--update when you get the new grade. Omitting it would your GPA up to the imagination of the screener, and my bet is that they would imagine something much worse than a 3.19. They would also probably ask you about, so you'll end up telling them anyway.

Re: Leave GPA off resume for OCI bidding?

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:40 pm
by jkpolk
Leave it off

Re: Leave GPA off resume for OCI bidding?

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:52 pm
by Lesion of Doom
BulletTooth wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:About to submit my bids for OCI but I have one outstanding grade for a class worth a bunch of units. Prof is grading the paper, but I've gone over it with her and she said it's really good. So I'm assuming it will boost my gpa. I'm currently at a 3.19, but with an A in this class I'll be around a 3.26 (still below median). Should I leave gpa off my resume, but update them during OCI, or just leave it on there? Im at a T-20 with 30% pre-select. The rest of my resume is pretty solid with a couple "prestigious" internships. Thanks for any inputs.


3.19 from a T20 is not horrendous. I would just put it on the resume and roll with it--update when you get the new grade. Omitting it would your GPA up to the imagination of the screener, and my bet is that they would imagine something much worse than a 3.19. They would also probably ask you about, so you'll end up telling them anyway.



Agreed. Omitting your resume is the equivalent of selling your house "as is." Everyone will assume the worst.