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Can I get a good job with a low GPA?

I'm graduating this year at University of California: San Diego with a degree in Economics and Mathematics. Currently I have a 2.5 and most likely won't bring it up any higher. Will I find a good paying job? I have had several internships over the years in consulting, finance, and marketing. Where do I stand? I'm just scared to be unemployed when I graduate.

Asked By: Slam - 1/26/2007
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onceI don't agree with other answers I have read for your question. You said you are graduating with maths and economics degree then why you have finance and marketing degree. Those should be for a business major. Anyway GPA does matter you won't get in a big firm unless you got at least 3.0 GPA. try to change your... More
Answered By: akg - 1/26/2007
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i dont think that they look at your GPA when you apply for jobs....most jobs i ever worked for did not look at or ask my gpa....
Answered By: Just Wondering - 1/26/2007
 
Nobody cares about your gpa unless your job is related to academics.
Answered By: justbeingher - 1/26/2007
 
All you need is the degree...I don;t know of any one who has ever been asked their GPA in an interview...
Answered By: Brad B - 1/26/2007
 
You don't have to put your GPA on your resume and not all employers ask for it anyway. They usually just look at the degree, school, and experience. I've never been asked for my GPA and I had no trouble getting a job out of college. The internships are great experience, too.
Answered By: MamaBean - 1/26/2007
 
once you have your degree, they do not ask about your GPA. Like we say at the hospital where I work, some Dr's graduate at the top of the class, and some at the bottom; but at the end they are all called DR.
Answered By: mischa - 1/26/2007
 
As long as you can get your degree you should be fine. You won't be getting into a graduate program with those grade though...
Answered By: lane_3303 - 1/26/2007
 
Thats not good for someone who has a degree in Math/Econ. Well I guess it would depend on how much experience you have.
Answered By: dreamluvercomerescueme - 1/26/2007
 
They wont know.... UNLESS its a State or Government position where they sometimes request transcripts
Answered By: Diamond in the Rough - 1/26/2007
 
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