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hey, assfuck, i didn't say he was a failure.

i stated that it's a waste of time going for your degree if you can't even hold a b-. a gentleman's C doesn't really fly these days.



and you don't need to go to college to live beyond your means.

Actually, C's get degrees and your GPA isn't on your diploma. So... its not a waste of time at all. Are you in college?

Edit: If so, which one?
Old 04-27-2008, 08:38 PM ATPSynthase is offline  
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Actually, C's get degrees and your GPA isn't on your diploma. So... its not a waste of time at all. Are you in college?

Edit: If so, which one?

most places don't ask to see your diploma. they ask if you made it through some or all of college. if you graduated the next question is GPA.
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It was a crummy year all around for hiring in finance. A 3.3 would still get you in the door other years, I'd think. At this point, try to find something that's at least semi-related to what you want to do next year and see if you can get that. You may not be working at a bulge bracket bank, but any relevant experience you can get will just make you that much more hire-able next time around. Did you get to interview with anyone at all, or were you flat out rejected?

Do companies recruit at your school, or are you stuck in a general-hire applicant pool?

Also something worth noting - GPA isn't everything. What are your extracurriculars like? I was surprised at some of the positions people got with lower GPAs because they interviewed well and had a full background of clubs and organizations, both unrelated and related to the work.

You can't be perfect, and you can't magically change your GPA. You can make the best of what you have and work to make yourself the strongest candidate possible for when it counts and you want a full time job.
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I didn't say the whole industry was a bad idea, or that finance and lending are not essential parts to our economy. I merely said that everyone who goes into finance (at least everyone I have met that went into finance or planned to go into finance) only wanted to do it to get rich. They didn't seem to have any real interest in the field apart from $$$. I was criticizing the people, not the industry has a whole.

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not entirely true. There are a lot of "Green" MBAs out there now and others who go into finance with a bit of an intention of helping others later.

I am sure that is true, but that seems to be the exception.
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GPA is meaningless, unless you're in a field that's overcrowded with people who are otherwise completely interchangeable. If you think you are in one of those fields, either work in your last semester to improve your GPA or do something that will help you stand out from the crowd.

If the issue is your relationship with your parents, there are two options. Prove to them you can stand on your feet, or separate yourself from them and stand on your feet anyway. If you don't want them to lord over you every failure of yours, don't let them. A lot of people stop putting up with parental shit long before you did. It's scary as hell if you've never been on your own, but you can absolutely do it.
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I didn't say the whole industry was a bad idea, or that finance and lending are not essential parts to our economy. I merely said that everyone who goes into finance ... only wanted to do it to get rich. They didn't seem to have any real interest in the field apart from $$$. I was criticizing the people, not the industry has a whole.
This of course isn't true. I would postulate that pretty much everyone who "goes into finance" solely as a get rich quick scheme and has no genuine interest in economics and commerce is doomed to fail anyways, and they'll have to find another job pretty quick.

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That's a pretty big qualifier, since it sounds like you haven't met very many such people, or you don't know them very well.
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GPA is meaningless, unless you're in a field that's overcrowded with people who are otherwise completely interchangeable. If you think you are in one of those fields, either work in your last semester to improve your GPA or do something that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Sounds exactly like what the finance field would be to me.
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LOL. Tell your parents that Wall Street has laid off over 50,000 people. Interns are being sent home, if they are hired at all and a recession is on.

Nobody is laying on interns thickly this summer.

Damn straight. I know some of these people, they are not happy at all.

Coming out of school with no job is a fucking killer. Some of these people with degrees take jobs as bartenders or if they have parents to live with go for UNPAID positions.

As for the OP, no parent should ever tell their child they consider him/her a failure. That is just fucked up beyond any measure.

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Because grades don't mean shit and something like 3 of the 5 richest people in America didn't finish college?

Why is there so much fucking importance on a number on a transcript that no one will care about once you have your diploma?

It's an INTERNSHIP. Get your shit together and move on, and who gives a shit what your parents think. You're responsible for your life and your success, not them.


Technically you are right. But grades and diplomas are the only means to filter people out. If everyone without a degree and or crappy grades went for internship positions it would take forever to find a person worthy enough for the job. So degrees, and grades have their place. Besides, today its easier to achieve a degree, so now to find a really good job or get promoted in your current position(at least in the banking industry) you gotta have a masters.

Further, about grades. You are right, grades dont make the person. I agree with you. But you gotta at least have the minimum requirement for the position you are trying to achieve, the rest you can make up with personality, charisma, and street smarts.
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Not to badmouth finance any further (I know it is important for our society as a whole) but I get the feeling that most college aged kids who are set on the finance path are only in it because it is the most clear and obvious path that they can see to making enormous amounts of money. Of course the money is there to be made... but that $100,000+ paycheck plus any bonuses isn't just going to walk right up to you and say 'Hayyyy, grats on finishing college, lets make moneyssss.'

I'm certainly not badmouthing the OP, but because of the sensationalizing of these 'high powered business executives' people enter this course of study with one goal in mind: Make as much money as possible out of college. But sorry kid, you and 100,000 other people just had the SAME exact idea.

Welcome to the real world.
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This of course isn't true. I would postulate that pretty much everyone who "goes into finance" solely as a get rich quick scheme and has no genuine interest in economics and commerce is doomed to fail anyways, and they'll have to find another job pretty quick.

Hey don't take out my qualifier. Also I didn't say get rich quick scheme. I said get rich in general. You don't think there are successful people who worked very hard and are in fact very knowledgeable but ultimately did it so that they would be successful (aka rich)?

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That's a pretty big qualifier, since it sounds like you haven't met very many such people, or you don't know them very well.

Hey, just judging on my experience.
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I think your parents are nuts also.

I have a hard-ish time keeping a 3.0 in accountancy at a top20 accy program in the country but i dont consider myself a failure and neither should you.
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I know the feeling man, I really do. In the course of the past two months i've lost my job, my scholarships, financial aid, friends, girlfriend, and my apartment. My mom even called some suicide hotline FOR me and said she thought I was going to off myself. It's rough, but it's not the worst thing in the world.
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i believe parents think by saying stuff like this, it motivates their children.

i believe it does the total opposite
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i believe parents think by saying stuff like this, it motivates their children.

i believe it does the total opposite
Guilt tactics traditionally lead to short-term results, but fail in the long-term.
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Guilt tactics traditionally lead to short-term results, but fail in the long-term.

Most people are retards, most people have kids.
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