Thoughts on graduating with average GPA?

Maybe I’m not the best person to comment on this as I have not been in a similar situation, but if you are willing, hear me out.

GPA is ultimately only really important if you’re planning on going to grad school. Realistically, you might have a hard time with grad schools, though I’m sure you could find some if you wanted to go, and get accepted

Now, if you don’t want to go to grad school, then what matters is how you’ll perform in industry, and GPA is not necessarily a good indicator of this. I have a 4.0 GPA, I SUCK at programming. I can get by, but I do research and wouldn’t survive in a software engineering position. I have a friend with a 3.0 who is incredibly good at programming. I’m sure there’s been some studies done to confirm this, I know Google did a few years ago

If you’re looking for a job, you need to show them that you can do the work, so can you?

If you can, great you got a job. In a couple years you can pull your GPA off your resume, and your “forgiven” as far as industry is concerned

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