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Magna/summa cum laude on resume

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Connemara, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah I agree, if you are insecure
    This is it, in a nutshell. He's got such Ivy dick-envy that he can't see straight. There's nothing wrong with OSU or a state school. Cunny has it in mind that he's really in competition for these uber-elite Waspy positions... well... I don't see it happening. If he transfers to XXYY Elite School, he'll still be behind the curve and behind those kids who've been there/done that already. At least at OSU he can work his ass off, make good connections, and get a lot of work done. He's a smart guy and can do whatever he wants... I just wish he'd stop pissing his pants about his school. I've studied at the best, the middle, and the pretty crappy... given some life circumstances that have intervened. There are certainly some differences all in all, but a lot of it is in what you do with it and the research/work that you do.
     


  2. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I already have better connections (as a college junior) than just about any of the former HS classmates I keep in touch with. That is not bragging, just a matter of fact.

    I would not get into a top 25 university, I am quite content with being in the next 25.
     


  3. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    Yeah, I guess that is true. There are, what, 4,000 colleges in the U.S.? The actual number of honors degrees granted must be pretty small.

    Well . . . yeah. That's why they are honors degrees. [​IMG]

    The whole system is fu(ked anyway [​IMG]
     


  4. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    I would not get into a top 25 university, I am quite content with being in the next 25.

    Then BE CONTENT. SRSLY. You are obviously bothered by all this stuff because you post about it all the time. Work your ass off NOW and then worry about all this stuff later.

    You are 20 years old. Don't even start worrying about this future stuff yet. Work hard, get great grades, make LOTS of contacts (like you are doing) and then, when the time comes, worry about the rest of the stuff.
     


  5. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I guess I just think too much. [​IMG]
     


  6. mafoofan Jr.

    mafoofan Jr. Senior member

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    Do you know what's kicking you in the ass Conny? It's pride.[​IMG] Your school isn't as bad as people here made it out to be. It's quite well known for one thing (no pun intended).
    I'm not disappointed.
     


  7. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I always put on my resume that my B.A. from UCLA was granted with "Highest Honors." It kind of surprised me, as my GPA wasn't super-great, about a 3.6 (lotta B's in my first two years). I always suspected it may have been for taking tough courses like Sanskrit and getting into Oxford. However, I was honest on my resumes and always said that I only got a Second at Oxford.
     


  8. mafoofan Jr.

    mafoofan Jr. Senior member

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    J,

    Did you do Rhodes or Albright or did you read postgrad education at Oxford?

    QUOTE=JLibourel;1582642]I always put on my resume that my B.A. from UCLA was granted with "Highest Honors." It kind of surprised me, as my GPA wasn't super-great, about a 3.6 (lotta B's in my first two years). I always suspected it may have been for taking tough courses like Sanskrit and getting into Oxford. However, I was honest on my resumes and always said that I only got a Second at Oxford.[/quote]
     


  9. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Do you know what's kicking you in the ass Conny? It's pride.[​IMG] Your school isn't as bad as people here made it out to be. It's quite well known for one thing (no pun intended).
    [​IMG] That claim is made for every single university that has ever been "known" in the world of sports, particularly in the past couple of decades.
     


  10. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Is this something people generally do? I would imagine "cum laude" is typically left off as it is pretty common, right? Most schools I am familiar with grant cum laude at 3.5, magna at 3.7 and summa at 3.9. But I don't know.
    If you've earned it, put it on your resume. Nothing wrong with pointing out that you've done well in school. And you would be surprised how few people actually have a good GPA coming out of college. I have to admit that one of the reasons I put off Grad School for so long was because I was embarrassed that I went from a 3.8 in high school to a 2.77 in college. Of course, I also discovered alcohol [​IMG]
     


  11. mafoofan Jr.

    mafoofan Jr. Senior member

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    Not that bad. I went from a 4.6 in high school to a 3.4, that's a 0.2 drop lower than you.[​IMG] I also discovered poker.

    If you've earned it, put it on your resume. Nothing wrong with pointing out that you've done well in school. And you would be surprised how few people actually have a good GPA coming out of college.

    I have to admit that one of the reasons I put off Grad School for so long was because I was embarrassed that I went from a 3.8 in high school to a 2.77 in college. Of course, I also discovered alcohol [​IMG]
     


  12. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I also discovered poker.
    You were a badass!
     


  13. mafoofan Jr.

    mafoofan Jr. Senior member

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    Yeah, I made money.

    You were a badass!
     


  14. Agnacious

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    Is this something people generally do?

    I would imagine "cum laude" is typically left off as it is pretty common, right? Most schools I am familiar with grant cum laude at 3.5, magna at 3.7 and summa at 3.9. But I don't know.


    If you make no reference to an honors level (even cum laude) people will assume you graduated with a GPA of 2.6 (or something less than 3.5). You may want to list the number if it was on the cusp of the next level up, assuming there was one, to make yourself stand out.

    You first (or two) job is no place for false modesty. You are selling yourself based on your CV and if all you have done, relevant to the job you want, is your studies then don't hold back on exploiting this to its fullest.

    As you gain experience what you did in college decreases in importance rapidly.
     


  15. Teger

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    nobody really cares where you went to college fyi, get some self confidence, good lord.
     


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