How would the GPA help in a job?

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Grade Point Average (GPA), it is a standardized grading system being used across in USA for various academic & professional evaluations. It is an average score of the overall academic point score of an individual. Though different countries have various categories of grading GPA is often considered a standardized score system majorly in USA. Coming to Job markets, GPA would be more academic performance index of the profile that many organizations consider while screening the talent. Apart from GPA in job scenarios there are other areas like subject matter expertise; relevant experience would be also taken into consideration in recruitments.
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  • ToddN2000
    It may be that perspective employers look at the GPA statistic as a measure of how a student, give a class assignment/task completes it in comparison to other students. The higher the GPA score may give a job seeker a bit more of an edge. Granted both students have to "PASS" the course requirements to get the degree. Would you want to hire the one the squeaked by with a 3.0 or the one who got the 4.0? It might mean the 4.0 student went above and beyond on certain assignments like term papers or a thesis. The other thing to consider the 4.0 may not be the best fit personality wise for your company. They may have ego issues and don't work well with others where the 3.0 is willing to work more readily with a team project. Personally, I think it's just a number to be taken lightly unless you know all the circumstances that separate the two GPA scores. Like maybe the 4.0 had no job and scholarships and less pressure than the 3.0 who was working to jobs to pay for the education.

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  • Subhendu Sen

    Depends on the industry and your eligibility. Most companies would like to see a minimum 3.0 GPA. This also includes most fortune 500 companies & so on. Typically employers want to see a slightly higher GPAs coming out of a business major vs a STEM major. Creative roles are more about your profile than GPA.

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