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Disqualification from college affecting chances of work!

I have been disqualified from college twice for having a low GPA. Am not proud of it, in fact, it worries me to a limit where I lose hope in myself. How is it going to affect my career? #college #business #job #graduate-school #graduate #job-search

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Ken’s Answer

Hi!


The important thing to know is to know why you got such a low GPA. You really need to look at it in context and understand the cause, so that you will be able to understand a little better and explain it to others. Here are some questions that you need to ask yourself:
- Did you have personal or family problems that made it difficult to concentrate and study?
- Did you have problems with knowing how to study?
- Were you studying an area that was not appropriate for you?
Here is a site that might help to find suitable majors, if that was a problem:
https://www.themuse.com/advice/14-free-personality-tests-thatll-help-you-figure-yourself-out


Are there any other things that come to mind as a cause?


Do you have a faculty adviser who can help you to understand a possible cause? It would be very helpful to confer with someone at your school, who might be able to help you to understand what is going on.


Before you go any further, it is really important to recognize what is going on. Please let me know if this is helpful. Your insight at this point is critical. You have something important to offer and someone is missing out.

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Kim’s Answer

Daniela gave you some good facts in response to your other question.


The answer is, many people "make it" without a college degree! I have been in job placement for seven years. I have met many successful people who have no degrees, and many people with degrees who might not be considered "successful." One does not necessarily equate with the other.


The question is, what kind of worker are you? Do you have good work ethic? Do you voluntarily take on additional responsibility? Are you eager to learn all aspects of the company's operations? I would encourage you to try to make your career with smaller companies, as larger ones tend to want the credentials. You might need to make a career by moving from job to job every five years or so. This is what many people are doing these days anyway.


If you do not take work serious, and that is what caused your school problems, then you need to have a long talk with yourself, and find ways to start acting more maturely. Otherwise, I really would not worry about it too much. Get some good experience, and, in a few years, try the school thing again. School is actually much easier once you have real world experience that you can apply it to.


Best of luck!
Kim

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Linda Ann’s Answer

Both of the previous two responses are quite good. I would start with the questions posed by Mr. Simmons, first. A solution to a problem always requires an analysis of its root cause (s). A good advisor or counselor might help you with the identification of root causes.


Now, do you know where your passion lies?? Why is a college degree important to you?? Can your passion be fulfilled in the absence of a college degree? These questions are aligned with the recommendations from Kim, above. Perhaps you may be able to find meaningful work in the absence of a degree for now!


One last thought: have you tried taking coursework at a Community College? There are many support services that a traditional college or university does not have. There are many good careers available with an associates degree found at community colleges.


The best of luck to you in your pursuit of meaningful work.

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Felicia G’s Answer

Hi Abdullwahab! Have you thought about taking classes at the community college or just taking a few courses at a University to bring up your GPA?

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