Can I still get an Investment Banking analyst position with HIGH GMAT score to make the the low GPA?

landing a position in the competitive finance field always tough. Unfortunately, not everyone can have an Ivy league degree with a high gpa and great recommendation from renowned professor who used to work in the industry. To those of you who were gifted and lucky to go through this path and now holding a position and that I am dying to get. Great job and lucky you! And Yes!!! I dont have all above and I didnt know what I like to do until recently. I am 25 years old college grad with low gpa. I know what I am up against in the competition pool to land a job in this field. I wish I can rewind time but no one can change the history. I was gonna apply for graduate school with my high GMAT score 788. I am also a CFA 1 candidate too. But I prefer to get some experience and have an income. I heard people says that a MBA is important in helping getting a good job but not if you have already have one and work your way up? So I want to know if some recruiter who will consider my high gmat score and other credential as CFA 1 candidate instead of weighing on my LOW GPA! I have some internship experience from private equity too but the firm shut down due to lack of partnership and capital. So what do you think?

Asked By: CCC - 7/22/2009
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I don't think your GMAT score would mean much, but the CFA does. Sell that point and use your internship experiences as your pluses. When asked about low college gpa, counter with making that up by passing the CFA level 1, and plan to take level 2 next june.
Answered By: kenc_7_21 - 7/22/2009
Additional Answers (2)
I don't think a GMAT score alone will do much for your resume.
Answered By: jlf - 7/22/2009
high GMAT score means much less than high GPA the gpa covers many courses and tests for long period of time (months), while gmat only covers one testing for half a day which may also involve luck.
Answered By: T E - 7/22/2009
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