I got a 4.21 GPA in my first semester (t2). What now?

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I got a 4.21 GPA in my first semester (t2). What now?

Postby BLS2013 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:24 pm

I'm not even sure how I did it. I knew I was going to keep my full scholarship (& stipend), but when I checked my grades and saw two A+'s and two A's I was genuinely surprised. I haven't decided whether this puts more or less pressure on me to do well this semester...

But the reason for my post is, what can I do with a high GPA in terms of finding employment? I'm meeting with my career counselor tomorrow afternoon so she'll probably be able to tell me, but it's only a 20m appointment and I'd like to show up prepared. I would really love a paid internship this summer; is that a possibility?

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Re: I got a 4.21 GPA in my first semester (t2). What now?

Postby chiwachiwa » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:36 pm

Congratulations. If you are at Brooklyn, transfer to Yale, Harvard or Columbia. In that order of preference and degree of difficulty.

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Re: I got a 4.21 GPA in my first semester (t2). What now?

Postby BLS2013 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:39 pm

I don't know how to delete posts.
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Re: I got a 4.21 GPA in my first semester (t2). What now?

Postby BEAST_mode » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:40 pm

Enjoy Harvard.

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Re: I got a 4.21 GPA in my first semester (t2). What now?

Postby 20130312 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:45 pm

BEAST_mode wrote:Enjoy Harvard.


Assuming you can repeat performance this semester.

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Re: I got a 4.21 GPA in my first semester (t2). What now?

Postby BLS2013 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:53 pm

I don't think I want to transfer, to be honest. I'm comfortable here and I don't like change - plus I would hate being the stupid kid in class.

What can I expect in terms of summer employment, though, given my grades?

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Re: I got a 4.21 GPA in my first semester (t2). What now?

Postby JustE » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:57 pm

BLS2013 wrote:I don't think I want to transfer, to be honest. I'm comfortable here and I don't like change - plus I would hate being the stupid kid in class.

What can I expect in terms of summer employment, though, given my grades?


Errr... You pulled a 4.21... Doubt you'd be the stupid kid in the class... Just sayin...

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Re: I got a 4.21 GPA in my first semester (t2). What now?

Postby yngblkgifted » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:03 pm

JustE wrote:
BLS2013 wrote:I don't think I want to transfer, to be honest. I'm comfortable here and I don't like change - plus I would hate being the stupid kid in class.

What can I expect in terms of summer employment, though, given my grades?


Errr... You pulled a 4.21... Doubt you'd be the stupid kid in the class... Just sayin...

+1

People at higher ranked schools just worked harder in undergrad and happened to do well on one standardized test. Knowing how to write an exam has little to do with either of those things. Also, I've heard that transfers tend to do very well in their new schools (just anecdotal evidence but still). At some point, a good student is a good student.

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Re: I got a 4.21 GPA in my first semester (t2). What now?

Postby joban224 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:06 pm

apply to uchicago and gtown early decision; then, when you get in, leave.

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Re: I got a 4.21 GPA in my first semester (t2). What now?

Postby birdlaw117 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:09 pm

Start another thread claiming a similar gpa from a different school.

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Re: I got a 4.21 GPA in my first semester (t2). What now?

Postby albusdumbledore » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:14 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:Start another thread claiming a similar gpa from a different school.

Yeah, what a weird ass troll.

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Re: I got a 4.21 GPA in my first semester (t2). What now?

Postby nStiver » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:18 am

The title of this thread makes me want to hurl...

but...good job OP that is quite an accomplishment. I am green with envy.
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Re: I got a 4.21 GPA in my first semester (t2). What now?

Postby zeth006 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:35 am

Congratulations, OP. It looks like you've got natural talent and a decent work ethic to boot. Some people here are going to interpret your post as being douchey, but I can see where you're coming from. You're just trying to figure out how far you can go with those fantastic grades.


Keep at it. It'd be nice if you could later on create a new thread when you decide you want to transfer but want advice on where to transfer to.




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