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Old 04-17-2019, 12:47 AM
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:23 AM
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So you think that in the case of a bad downward trend, I am screwed? Tbh I am in the process of a business analyst application at GEICO and the transcript has not been brought up yet.
Nah, I just meant that GEICO always asked for it for EL positions back in the day when I still applied to them each job cycle. If the downward trend kept you above 3.0 you should be fine
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So you think that in the case of a bad downward trend, I am screwed? Tbh I am in the process of a business analyst application at GEICO and the transcript has not been brought up yet.
Screwed? No. But you should be ready to answer a question about it without sounding defensive or like you're just making up excuses.

The only thing I would want to hear is that you are aware you had some sort of issue at the end and that it isn't going to affect you in your working life. You don't have to be too specific, it isn't like you killed someone. My bad semester was a little different in that it wasn't at the very end, but I just said something like "I was dealing with a personal issue that isn't ongoing".
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Well, it's GEICO, so you're probably screwed even if you get the job.

AMIRITE!?!?!?!?!
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So you think that in the case of a bad downward trend, I am screwed? Tbh I am in the process of a business analyst application at [COMPANY NAME REDACTED] and the transcript has not been brought up yet.
If you are worried about something coming to light in your application at [COMPANY NAME REDACTED], you probably shouldn't mention the specific role and company you're applying to on a forum frequented by actuaries that may also be hiring managers at [COMPANY NAME REDACTED]. Just saying...
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At an EL interview, one of the managers had my transcript out and we talked through it a little bit.

The most interesting one was that one of the large consultancies asked for my SAT scores.

My SAT scores were much more impressive than my transcript but I ended up getting the job at the transcript place and not the SAT place. Go figure.
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If you are worried about something coming to light in your application at [COMPANY NAME REDACTED], you probably shouldn't mention the specific role and company you're applying to on a forum frequented by actuaries that may also be hiring managers at [COMPANY NAME REDACTED]. Just saying...
This is a good point-thanks.
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At an EL interview, one of the managers had my transcript out and we talked through it a little bit.

The most interesting one was that one of the large consultancies asked for my SAT scores.

My SAT scores were much more impressive than my transcript but I ended up getting the job at the transcript place and not the SAT place. Go figure.
Really weird for someone to ask for SAT score, feel like it's asking someone for IQ test results.
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