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Old 06-20-2011, 01:26 AM
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Default Which GPA to put in the resume.

Hi Guys,

I have the following options:

1. Overall GPA : 3.34
2. Math Major GPA: 3.47 (including all the courses required for math major)
3. Math GPA: 3.52 (including only math classes)
4. Last Semester overall GPA: 3.63 (Took 6 classes, 24 credits)
5. Last 12 months Math GPA: 3.90 (I took 3 math classes)

Which ones should I include?

P.S.: I am done with my math major, and will be applying for jobs starting in Jan 2012
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Just include the GPA for the class that you did the best in:

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GPA: 4.0 in Financial Mathematics 1201; section 3
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I don't think I've ever seen an Entry-Level Job posting that requires anything better than 3.3. You should be in good shape. You can list the other GPAs if you want, but no matter what I'd be sure to list your overall GPA so people don't think it's under 3.0 (the cutoff for most jobs).

I take it you have your own reasons for waiting until next year to start looking for jobs. But with your GPA, finished Mathematics degree, and 2 exams, I think you could start looking now if you wanted. Good Luck.
reminds me of an entry-level position that specifically asked what happened to me in college that I didn't get a 4.0 - not by the HR either, but the hiring actuary.
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Both overall GPA and major GPA (only Math courses, not courses required for Math major). I actually had someone at a career fair ask me for my major GPA because I didn't have it in back then. If your major GPA is higher than your overall, this is specially helpful.
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Just include the GPA for the class that you did the best in:

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State Tech University
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GPA: overall 3.3, MathMajor 3.5
Include all courses that could fall under the particular major even if the course didn't satisfy a particular requirement.

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reminds me of an entry-level position that specifically asked what happened to me in college that I didn't get a 4.0 - not by the HR either, but the hiring actuary.
I'll bet they were looking for how you responded to that question rather than the actual response.
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You have to include the overall gpa that will tie to your transcript. Not negotiable.
Since your gpa in major (all the math courses, not just required) is better, throw that on as well. If your grades significantly improved after a certain point, and that is part of your interview story, then you can include major in the last two years (or whatever point tracks well to your turning point). Otherwise, I wouldn't bother with that.
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