Hello! I'm a actuarial science major and a local business is hosting an open house for the actuarial science students at my university. I need to have a resume prepared by Thursday for an open house that they're hosting.
Problem is, my past academic history in the past few years has been bad. In high school I was great, taking advanced college math classes and graduating a year early. (See my [URL="http://www.actuary.com/actuarial-discussion-forum/showthread.php?p=22658"]introduction[/URL] for the entire story if you're interested.) Then, for four years, I '''''ed off and didn't care about college. I'm doing great this semester, though, and am taking Exam P in February 2008. I need to make my resume out to be one that stands out in a good way, and helps minimize the impact of my relatively low GPA.
I'm a great problem solver, critical thinker, and I'm pretty good at communicating, which I realize are all things employers really want in their potential employees or interns. I've got decent work experience, although unrelated to the field. I serve and bartend at a restaurant, but I can highlight my communication and people skills.
Will I be completely disqualified from consideration because of my low GPA? Since the time of my academic atrophy, I've come back with renewed zeal to study, and I think that I will shine in an interview, but it's getting to that point that has me worried. What is a guy to do?
I really want to get this internship as it will be a way to get my foot into the door and get experience with the process without having the pressure of having to find the exact right fit in my employer. In short, I want it bad, but I need some help.
Thanks in advance,