I always hear people saying "oh an employer would definitely higher a 3.0 who was involved with extracurriculars rather than a 4.0 with no EC's" that it's become quite annoying. EC's are great and all, but it sounds like a load of bull to me. I am involved in a couple clubs, but can you honestly say that a 3.0 will be chosen over a 4.0? What if the 3.0 was someone incompetent and just joined a bunch of clubs to make themselves look good? It seems the gpa would be a better indicator in this case.