more credits or more externships??

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swtlilsoni
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more credits or more externships??

Postby swtlilsoni » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:39 am

Just in case I strike out at OCI I'd like to have a backup plan.
On the one hand I thought that if I got a bunch of impressive externships during the year, I would have more "experience" and a better resume and would have an easier time finding a job after graduating.
But at the same time, instead of doing externships for academic credit (which would be pass/fail) I could just try to take more classes to boost my GPA, and hopefully if I get it high enough it might help me find a job after graduating?

So what do you think, should I sacrifice some potential grades for pass/fail externships, or should I use all the credits I can for grades? Would the benefit of an externship outweigh the benefit of using that grade to boost my GPA instead?

Externships are about 3 credits per semester at my school (out of a total of around 12-15 credits)

goaheadualright
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Re: more credits or more externships??

Postby goaheadualright » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:46 pm

bump...same question

hiima3L
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Re: more credits or more externships??

Postby hiima3L » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:00 pm

If you don't get a job at OCI, you need to network like nuts and get the highest GPA you can.

I think externships are a great way to network and get a solid recommendation, which can go a long way.




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