Archive for the ‘GPA’ Category

It’s Not Just About a 4.0 Anymore

by Courtney Hisey, Career Counselo

With more and more students graduating from college these days, your ticket to landing your dream job with a Bachelor’s Degree has become even more challenging. Employers, surprisingly, are focusing not so much attention on the perfect 4.0 grade point average, but on well-rounded students. Employers want employees who can balance responsibilities not only inside the classroom, but outside as well. Continue reading

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What’s the Big Deal About GPAs?

by Laura Merrill, Manager of Cooperative Education

When you start job hunting, you may find that getting by in class, being involved in extracurricular activities, and earning your degree isn’t enough for most employers. Just getting by” is always a bad idea. That’s especially true in the business school, where what you learn in class often applies directly to real work situations. Interviewers will know quickly when you don’t know what you should. Also, you must maintain a 2.5 GPA to remain in good standing. And if you’re on scholarship, you can lose funding or see it substantially reduced, according to Heather Boutell, U of L’s assistant director of scholarships.

Increasingly, companies are requiring minimum GPAs
Some, such as Colgate-Palmolive, interviewed only applicants with GPAs of 3.0 or higher at a recent U of L recruiting event. Other companies put the threshold at 3.5. Continue reading