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Subject:Re: GPA on resume From:Karen Kay <karenk -at- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 22 Nov 1995 17:36:04 -0800
At 04:34 PM 11/22/95 -0500, Huber, Mike wrote:
>I have been kind of disappointed about how little use I got from my
>academic credentials - the first job I got was through personal
>contacts who knew what I could do without looking at my diploma,
>and the rest have been on the basis of experience. And I worked
>so hard for those grades...
For me it isn't the grades that is important as much as the knowledge.
(Which is actually a good thing, because I graduated from college--after
flunking out--with a 2.65. Which was good enough to get into grad school at
Yale, but that's another story...)
I just did some training at my new job. I was the only writer in a class w/
3 engineers, and the guy who did the training said I was better than some of
the engineers. That's the value of a liberal arts education, IMHO. It helped
that the class was on DSP software and that I spent a lot of time in grad
school analyzing speech signals. But still--it's really my ability to
synthesize disparate bits of information quickly that made me good. And I
don't think a GPA has anything to do with that.