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How to address a low GPA? [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 18:00
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Undergrad from a top 10 engineering school (CMU) - 2.87 downward trend and I took 5 years to graduate.
I worked full-time on the side at gas stations and grocery stores to pay for school and ended up failing classes etc. Not a smart move I know.

Do I mention this in my applications? I was paid in cash. Is it still ok to mention this or not?
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Re: How to address a low GPA? [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 19:03
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Simply mention the facts -- working full time while pursuing an engineering degree is no easy feat. Just state it in a few sentences -- no excuses or apologies -- just the facts. Do not go into details of your pay - not their business.

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Re: How to address a low GPA?   [#permalink] 06 Jan 2013, 19:03
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