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Do potential jobs consider your GPA?

I know for internships there is usually a GPA cut-off. I am wondering if for real jobs, after you've had some experience, do they weigh your GPA as heavily when considering you for a position? #college #internships #job #gpa

Thank you comment icon Hi Jackie! I'm a sophomore in college, and contrary to what the professionals say, I don't believe GPA is weighed as heavily as work experience and personal projects. The majority of recruiters I talked to will often look at my GPA, but they are much more interested in my previous work experience and what I have done. GPA is something they look at, but as long as it is respectable, then it should not hinder you. Albert

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Holly’s Answer

Absolutely. Many prestigious employers use GPA as an early filter for applications. Sometimes work experience, such as internships in your desired field, can overcome a low GPA in certain sectors of employment that are mission driven. Knowing someone within the organization where you are applying can sometimes circumvent strict GPA requirements. Best of luck!

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Jay’s Answer

Yes, GPA matters -- especially when it comes to prestigious companies and companies with a highly competitive and selective applicant pool.


More often than not, if GPA is being asked for as part of the application package, it is a criteria that is used to screen out applicants that do not meet the company's desired standards.


Do not fear though. Even though you may not meet the preferred "GPA" standard, your professional experiences and other qualifications may still make you a viable candidate, so don't completely write a position off for that reason.

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