Do Recruiters Ever Look at the Unofficial Transcript
On most (if not all) of the online IBD applications, it asks for you to upload your unofficial transcript (optional). I'm wondering if the recruiters ever take a look at the uploaded transcript.
I am currently a sophomore and my current cumulative GPA hovers around a 3.5. My GPA started out in freshman year at around a 3.1. However, ever since then it has steadily rose up, and hit approximately a 3.8 last quarter. The difficulty of the classes I've taken has also increased, all concentrated within my area of study, so it's not like I'm taking a bunch of useless classes to boost my GPA up.
Since 3.5 is borderline for many IBD internships, I'm wondering if recruiters will ever look at the transcript closely. If they do, it may work in my favor since they'll see a drastic improvement. If not, then a 3.5 may work against me, and I'll have to pull it up some more.
Anyone has advice/insight/opinions?