Finding a job with no internships, and a 3.00

<p>I was wondering if any of you know of any people that have gotten full time jobs without any internship experiences and with a 3.00 GPA. </p>

<p>It's been 7 months since I graduated, and I've still haven't gotten a job. I'm starting to think that I'm never going to be able to find one at all. I applied to internships while in school, but I was rejected from all of them. </p>

<p>Is there any glimmer of hope out there?</p>

<p>my gpa was slightly over 3.0</p>

<p>I did a year with AmeriCorps, and now I am in graduate school getting multiple excellent internships.</p>

<p>are you looking in a specific field? you need to apply apply apply and network. soon there will be another crop of graduated students and you will be competing as someone who has done nothing for a year against people right out of school.</p>

<p>What is your major? What type of jobs are you looking for?</p>

<p>Thanks for the replies.
I'm an environmental science major. Every single job that has even the slightest relation to environmental science, I apply for. I think I may try to change my path now, maybe to a Masters in computer science. I'm even contemplating going back for a second B.S. in engineering.</p>

<p>And I'm not sure if this would be appropriate for my resume because it happened so long ago, but I finished a full marathon 26.2 miles during my senior year in high school, and was the High school valedictorian. It shows that I had dedication, and persistence (and I still do now), at least back then. maybe it will turn some heads and I might get a call back. I feel it would be inappropriate because it was so long ago. what's your in put?</p>

<p>thank you again</p>

<p>I think mentioning something you did in HS on a job application is going to make people wonder what happened while you were in college and why you have to reach back four-plus years ago for something notable. </p>

<p>Have you tried applying for internships or fellowships? That might be a good place to look to get some experience.</p>

<p>It seems like you did not even have any interest in environmental science. You don't mention any special projects/research you did, or any extracurricular you were a part of while in school. Employers look at that too. Did you just choose the major because you needed something to graduate with? Did you have medical problems? Depression?</p>

<p>I think getting additional education will not be beneficial if you do not have the interest in those fields. Engineering and CS are no cakewalks. Trust me, it's easy to say right now you can do it for the money, but when you're half-way through the program and struggling, you'll be regretting it. Also, don't expect to get an engineering job on the fly without showing employers you have some initiative. That comes with doing internships and extracurriculars. If you hate the subject, it will hard for to get involved. </p>

<p>If you just need a job, I would go to community college and get an associates degree in some vocational trade, like CAD work or something. Or you can start at retail and work your way up. If you want something meaningful, find out what you really love to do. If it's something that doesn't require additional education (e.g. medicine, engineering), start volunteering so your resume shows you care about something. If your desire does require education, go back to school, and during school get internships.</p>

<p>I would go back to school and get a second BS in engineering.</p>

<p>Do NOT put things you did in high school on your resume. </p>

<p>I can imagine that your problem is not that you have a mediocre GPA, but that your resume is bare. If you are having to contemplate putting things you did in high school to prove you were dedicated than you didn't do enough in college.</p>

<p>Can you find an internship now? That could be a great way to get some experience and build up your resume so you can find a full-time job after!</p>

<p>Here's the problem: *It's been 7 months since I graduated, and I've still haven't gotten a job. * You need to show you've been doing SOMETHING. Have you volunteered anywhere? What have you been doing? When you get an interview, what do you say that will "sell" yourself? So far, you have painted a rather negative picture. Apply wherever you can, but meanwhile, do some volunteering. And take a p/t job at some retail place. Try to keep busy.</p>