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C’s Get Degrees, but Do They Get Jobs? 

C’s Get Degrees, but Do They Get Jobs? 

By Genevie Owen 

College students motivate themselves through school by claiming that “C’s get degrees,” settling for average grades. Although that’s true, the real question is, will they be able to get a job after they graduate? 

Employers are looking for the BEST candidates to hire for their job. They don’t want to settle for someone who has a lousy work ethic. Those people could drag their employers’ businesses down, resulting in a loss of time and money. Employers would rather hire someone who has the potential to be a lasting asset to their company. 

For students fresh out of college, employers tend to look at GPA because they may not have much work experience.  

“How you perform at school can demonstrate how well you can manage tasks and projects in the professional world,” according to 

 “When you’re applying for a position in large corporations and multinational firms, your college GPA may serve as baseline criteria for employment. Some of these companies recruit on university campuses and need an effective way to differentiate applicants,” according to 

 Employers are looking for above average workers who go above and beyond in school, and later, at a job. 

 It’s possible to get a job with a low GPA, people do all the time. However, if two students are up for the same position, it’s likely the student with the higher GPA will be chosen.  

 Lydia Hinchman, a dental assisting student with a 4.0 GPA, has already landed a career before her externship is over. She began going to the Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Chattanooga (PDOC) on her days off from college just to see and help them. One day, her professor contacted her and told her that PDOC had a position open and encouraged her to apply for it, so she did. Five minutes after she dropped her resume off, she got a call back from the manager, and she was offered the job. They saw how hard she worked in school, her willingness to volunteer on her days off, her passion for the career and the people, and wanted her on their team.  

The moral of the story is, C’s get degrees but A’s get you paid.  

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