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Ep.247 "How important is GPA when it comes to getting hired?"

Uncategorized Jun 09, 2022
Mastering College To Career
Ep.247 "How important is GPA when it comes to getting hired?"

I graduated college with a 2.9 GPA. This is something that I am not proud of, and in fact, if I could give myself some advice about GPA this is what I would tell myself knowing what I know today.

You should look at your GPA like you look at your Credit Score!

This is because companies look at it like this.

3.5-4.0 GPA = Perfect credit

3.0-3.4 GPA = Good credit

2.0- 2.9 GPA = Poor Credit

The key here is to get to a good credit score. This will be enough to get your application approved. However, if you reach the threshold the incremental benefits of raising your GPA decimals are very minimum.

At this point, I would suggest focusing your efforts on networking, internships, and student organizations.

Your GPA has little to no effect on your future employment opportunities after your first job or your first 2 years after graduation.

The only other thing that GPA becomes relevant again is if you are applying for grad school.

So I would tell young Daniel to focus just a little bit more and make sure that I graduate with a 3.0 GPA, not a 2.9.

If you want to learn more about this check out the last episode of the podcast as I cover this topic and give you details on how to handle your GPA in College! 



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