But not just once. You should be able to demonstrate how you have taken initiative over a period of time.
“Recruiters want to see TRENDS over a period of time such as taking initiative”– Bruce Smolen, Talent Acquisition Senior Specialist at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) – taken from Episode 1 of The Final Round Podcast
You can take initiative by becoming an executive board member of an organization, stepping up to lead your group class project, spending time on your weekends to learn a coding language, and a million other things!
Remember, your GPA only goes far. You will NOT be asked about your GPA in an interview but you WILL be asked when you have taken initiative or led a team.
And the whole "Is your GPA more important than taking initiative" debate can be solved in this blog here.
Is it hard to get involved when classes & work are virtual? 𝐘𝐞𝐬
Are fewer people getting involved because of this? 𝐘𝐞𝐬
Wait, so doesn’t that mean that there is a greater opportunity to get involved when others aren’t doing so which will add to your unique story? 𝐀𝐛𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲