Does College GPA "matter"?
So I go to columbia and I realize that getting that 3.9 that I did in high school is significantly harder.
However, does College GPA have as much of an impact on Employment as High School GPA does for college admissions?
For example, to be even considered for an ivy league, some would say that it's best to not have a GPA under 3.5. Even then, most people who get in would have had a GPA of 3.8 or higher in high school.
I'm not saying that I'm going to get straight C's throughout my time here at Columbia. In fact, I would say it's just been one or two classes a year that are extremely difficult and thus I end up getting a B+ or something.
So, If I had a GPA of let's say like 3.5 or 3.6 by the time I graduate, would that hinder me from incredible job opportunities? Even more specifically, would 3.5 be like the "cap" and I would still need a GPA of 3.7 or higher to get "better" jobs?
I'm asking this when you already factor in internship experiences. Let's say I already have a few internship experiences and I am active on campus in certain clubs.
Lastly, I am planning on majoring in East Asian Languages and Cultures. I am fluent in three languages, two of which are East Asian and I am planning on learning one more East Asian Language here at Columbia. I have yet to decide on a minor, or concentration under the EALAC umbrella, but am thinking about Political Science/Economics or Sociology.
If someone who either has graduated College or will graduate soon could answer my question, it would be really appreciated! Thanks!