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I’m getting much better grades taking online classes. Will this affect my job prospects?

QueenXQueenX 13 replies8 threads Junior Member
edited October 4 in College Life
(The title of this forum might look messed up because the site is acting up and not letting me view the whole title as a type, plus, I couldn’t think of a better forum category to put this on). So I’m currently a junior in a not-so-great college. I’m a business marketing major and business data analytics minor. I didn’t study at all in high school or freshman year of college. My grades before the pandemic weren’t bad, but they weren’t great either. My gpa was a 3.0. I started trying harder in sophomore year, when I first started taking my business and marketing classes. Then the pandemic happened and obviously my school went online. I got a 4.0 gpa last semester, which only brought my cumulative gpa up to 3.2, but I can still possibly graduate with honors if I keep getting mostly As. Since my grades got better since covid started, and if the rest of my degree is taken virtually(hopefully not), will jobs still hire me or will they say “you only got good grades because of virtual classes”? By the way my college usually does help with internships, but there’s been a lot of uncertainty with them right now, so I’m having trouble getting one. I’m part of the marketing club and they all seem to like me, including the marketing staff and my professors that visit sometimes.
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  • happymomof1happymomof1 31002 replies199 threads Senior Member
    No one is going to say that. So stop worrying about it. You yourself wrote that you became a more focused student once you were taking classes in your major. So it is no surprise that your grades went up. Keep up the good work!
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  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU 14636 replies107 threads Forum Champion
    In general "they" (be it colleges or employers) like to see a upward trend. Freshman year you are getting used to college...but as you are taking harder courses you are doing better as your study skills are getting better.
    If it is only because of Covid...well everyone else will be doing better to so you will be right there with them.
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  • MWolfMWolf 3063 replies14 threads Senior Member
    I would guess that, if anything, the opposite may be true. Many students had a difficult to adapting to online classes, while you demonstrated the ability to not only adapt to the sudden changes, but to thrive.

    Moreover, a 3.2 college GPA is not bad, and if those As keep on coming, your GPA will move into the 3.5 range, which is pretty good. Moreover, if you have a 3.8-3.9 average for your major, you will also be in a good position.

    So congratulations and keep up the good work!
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