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Confusing situation

gavilangavilan Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
Hey, everybody. Recently I've been offered several Software Engineering internship positions for the Summer and I have to pick one of them. They are not Big 4.
I aced all of the interviews, but the only big problem is that I lied about my GPA when I filled out applications several months ago. Please try to understand me. I know I did an immoral thing but I had no other choice. Noone would even pay attention to my application when he sees GPA 2.4. I have a low GPA because I failed one, got D on the other, and got C on my general classes. I'm retaking them right now and going for an A on both and a >3.2 GPA after this semester. I have really good coding skills (and have good grades on my major classes) but I screwed up on those three GenEd classes. The companies that offered me position haven't even mentioned about subtmitting my transcripts yet, after passing interviews. I know a lot of people lie on their resumes about their GPA and could get away with it.

From your personal internship experience, how often do employers require transcripts? Do they want transcripts before you start working (after interview)?

Replies to: Confusing situation

  • bodanglesbodangles Registered User Posts: 8,526 Senior Member
    You could have just left it off your resume??
  • gavilangavilan Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    I did not put it on my resume. I filled out the online applications where I put that GPA.
  • chriswchrisw Registered User Posts: 1,585 Senior Member
    You made a choice and it may come back to bite you. If you need to submit your transcripts, you will likely have your offer rescinded; if not, then you got away with it.

    For future reference, consider this: if you didn't have an internship this year, your employment prospects would be hindered but not substantially; if you are caught lying on your resume (and don't think that if one finds out, the others won't... cuz they will... recruiters talk), you will not get a job with any of those companies this summer or after graduation. It will take several years, until they have discarded your resume and application from this year, for you to get back in the door.

    Forgetting the morality and ethics of the situation, you may have made a shortsighted decision that hinders your long term job prospects. You can't control that anymore, but you can control how you proceed, so if I were you, I'd start thinking about alternatives and how you will recover if you are discovered.
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