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Has anyone's parents made them work before going to grad school?

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Replies to: Has anyone's parents made them work before going to grad school?

  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 71,045 Senior Member
    Unless the market crashes before graduation, I do not see having a 3.26 GPA in CS to be a major detriment in getting a job at graduation. 3.26 > 3.00, which is the most common GPA screen that employers apply to applicants when deciding which ones to interview first. Obviously, higher is generally better, whether for employment or graduate school, but 3.00 is the most important threshold for employment out of college.

    PhD programs in CS are not like MBA, MD, or JD programs that are paid for by wealthy parents or (huge) student loan debt. PhD programs worth attending should be funded with a tuition waiver and living expense stipend.
  • bluebayoubluebayou Registered User Posts: 25,359 Senior Member
    Are parents still doing ANYthing for their kids at grad-school age???

    there are plenty of wealthy families that pay sticker for their kids to attend grad/professional schools. For example, there are parents who will pay sticker for NYU or Columbia Law even though the student received a generous merit scholarship from a lower member of the T14.

    There are wealthy families that pay sticker for private med school. (gotta be 1%'ers)
  • RacquetSmasher76RacquetSmasher76 Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
    edited October 10
    [ quote] Unless the market crashes before graduation, I do not see having a 3.26 GPA in CS to be a major detriment in getting a job at graduation. 3.26 > 3.00, which is the most common GPA screen that employers apply to applicants when deciding which ones to interview first. Obviously, higher is generally better, whether for employment or graduate school, but 3.00 is the most important threshold for employment out of college. [ /quote]

    I'm pretty sure among the more competitive programs will still have thresholds of 3.3.
  • xraymancsxraymancs Forum Champion Graduate School Posts: 4,526 Forum Champion
    Yes, if you go right after your BS. However, if you have some work experience, that can mitigate the GPA somewhat.
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