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lilgsmith10

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Yeah - most interviewers will ask you for it when you apply for a job... You need a good one otherwise you're skrewed :biglaugh:
 

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As long as you don't have a string of fail subjects, then most employers couldn't care less what your GPA is. A good one helps, but you don't need one to get a job. Someone with an average GPA but good job experience is better than someone with a top GPA but no job experience.
 

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Tbh depends what you're studying - I'm in health and they prioritise your practical experience over your WAM/GPA and usually clinical internships/placements are integrated within the degree.

However, I know for certain degrees in STEM or commerce, WAM/GPA is taken into account when you are applying for internships and since you should be graduating with at least one internship under your belt in your penultimate/ultimate years, then in that case, your WAM will play a role.
Again, in the end, your work experience, extra-curriculars or any leadership experiences throughout uni will most likely take priority over your grades.
 

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Tbh depends what you're studying - I'm in health and they prioritise your practical experience over your WAM/GPA and usually clinical internships/placements are integrated within the degree.

However, I know for certain degrees in STEM or commerce, WAM/GPA is taken into account when you are applying for internships and since you should be graduating with at least one internship under your belt in your penultimate/ultimate years, then in that case, your WAM will play a role.
Again, in the end, your work experience, extra-curriculars or any leadership experiences throughout uni will most likely take priority over your grades.
Do you have any tips for applying for internships in health? I'm a first year b science student
 

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Tbh depends what you're studying - I'm in health and they prioritise your practical experience over your WAM/GPA and usually clinical internships/placements are integrated within the degree.

However, I know for certain degrees in STEM or commerce, WAM/GPA is taken into account when you are applying for internships and since you should be graduating with at least one internship under your belt in your penultimate/ultimate years, then in that case, your WAM will play a role.
Again, in the end, your work experience, extra-curriculars or any leadership experiences throughout uni will most likely take priority over your grades.
Yeah agree with this, usually depends on the degree. If your WAM/GPA is low you have to make up for it in some other way i.e. experience/extracurriculars etc - if your WAM/GPA is low and you have no experience, the employer will be like, why would I hire this person? They can just hire someone else that they know will be able to do the technical side of the work (high WAM/GPA) or someone who already has experience in the workforce/field (good experience).

Although a lot of people still get a graduate job without internships - internships are relatively hard to get since there's minimal and a lot of competition.
 

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