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How Can I Compete for Jobs with a Lower GPA?

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Mary from Texas State University asked: “How do I stand out against others when my GPA doesn’t reflect the hard worker that I am. I am trying to become an elementary education teacher but my overall GPA makes me afraid. It is a 2.98 overall but Texas State GPA is 3.25.” Thanks for your question, Mary.  I hear this from quite a few students so know that you are not alone in your concern about your grades.  Of course, invest time and energy to get the best possible grades that you can.  Your university likely offers some tutoring and writing … / Read more »




What are my options if my low GPA prevents me from completing medical school?

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Alice at University of Texas at El Paso asked: “I was set on medical school after I graduated, but my GPA is under 3.0. Originally I was thinking I could go into nursing or graduate school. However, these programs are becoming increasingly competitive. What are my other options?” Having a lower GPA does not automatically put you out of the running for medical school, though it will likely make acceptance a little more difficult. Since GPA is an indicator of subject mastery, and subject mastery is important in technical fields like medicine, GPA is generally a good indicator of potential performance, but it is not the only … / Read more »




How can I find a job if my GPA is not stellar?

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Luis at St. John Fisher College asked: I am getting a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, but I think it is boring, and I need excitement and human contact in my career. Because I lost interest, my grades have suffered. How can I find a job if my GPA is not stellar? Hi Luis – Are you absolutely certain that pursing a career in accounting will not allow you the level of human contact and excitement you are seeking? The reason I ask:  Very often people make generalizations about careers and career paths that cannot and should not be universally applied in … / Read more »




65 “Ask the Coach” Answers from The Campus Career Coach

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Do you have a question for the Coach? The following questions have been addressed by The Campus Career Coach during the 2012-13 Academic Year.  If you have a question, just “Ask The Coach” and look for the response on this blog! Are there any jobs where you can work from home? Are there jobs in Omaha related to lobbying? Can I afford my current lifestyle? Can I get a job with a 2.2 GPA? Can you recommend trusted sites for salary information? Do career centers verify the legitimacy of employers that post jobs to their systems? Does my resume need an Objective statement? Does studying abroad give … / Read more »




Can I get a job with a 2.2 GPA?

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Matt from Seton Hall University asked:  I’m a senior and I have a 2.2 GPA. Is there any way I can still get a good job in the communications field or do I have no chance? Hi Matt – Thanks for this question.  I am sure you are not the only one asking it these days.  The economy is not the greatest right now, and there are a lot of anxious college seniors wondering what’s next.  There are a lot of ways to respond to your question, so I will do my best to give you a variety of answers. … / Read more »