BY ANTON LUCANUS
There is growing discussion about the relevance of GPA after graduation, especially a bachelor’s degree. Most of the articles, however, only offer a one-sided view: some justify their importance, others do not. The crux of the debate is that GPA is a solid measure of a person’s ability versus how the GPA system itself is an inaccurate measure and not a true measure of a person’s overall ability. However, it is difficult to find a case study for and against the importance of GPA at the same time in an article or a website, which is what this article aims to do. Before proceeding to assess its importance, one must first understand what the GPA system is and how it is calculated.
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GPA during graduate school
When you enter graduate school, your GPA will take on a whole new meaning. You will likely need to maintain your GPA at a minimum to show your academic progress, meet scholarship requirements, and qualify for scholarships, etc., but unlike undergraduate studies, the GPA is not high during postgraduate studies, it is equally important, as stated. extensive academic research (eg, publications, presentations, research collaborations). Indeed, some professors may assume that graduate students with above-average GPAs focus too much on coursework and not enough on research. However, the reduced importance of your GPA in graduate school does not mean that you can completely ignore your grades on your courses, because the role of your GPA can again change depending on your field of study and your goals after the. graduate school
You might be thinking, “Why does my GPA matter after I finish graduate school?” The answer depends on what you want to do next.
For example, if you intend to continue in academia by seeking a faculty position, your undergraduate research and GPA will be important aspects of your applications. Additionally, some non-university employers use graduate GPAs and institutional prestige for the same purposes as graduate admissions committees: long-term indicators of performance and employment potential. On the other hand, other non-academic employers may prefer lower GPAs over extensive practical work experience (e.g., internships, fieldwork, internships, apprenticeships, hands-on). To determine the importance of GPA after graduate school in your field, you should talk to potential employers and other professionals who do what you want to do to determine qualifications (including, but not limited to, GPA) you need to succeed after. you graduated.
GPA in cover letters
You must include your GPA in your cover letter if a job requires your grades. Otherwise, you should skip it unless your GPA is solid (3.5 or higher) and showing significant results.
When you are invited for a job interview, you must follow a few rules regarding your GPA. It’s best not to mention your GPA unless you graduated with honors. If you are asked about your cumulative GPA and it is inappropriate, briefly address the issue and move on.
- Is GPA important in elementary school? How much?
- When does your GPA count?
- When is your GPA irrelevant?
- What else can you do besides getting a high GPA?
- How your grade can influence your job search
- In your CV
- In your cover letter and interview
- What is a good college GPA?
- Should I put a 3.0 GPA on my resume?
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