hurldes wrote:I was nervous about this too. But most all employers know that you aren't going to remember most of your EE courses. They will look at your UGPA to see if you can learn technical material. But the interviews will be primarily for fit -- to see if you are someone they want to work with. They won't ask you to analyze any circuit diagrams if that's what you are nervous about. Law firms likely won't ask you anything technical.
Haha, analyzing ckts or doing Fourier series is exactly what I'm worried about! You hit the nail on the head. I chuckled when I clicked on your profile and saw your GPA. Finally someone with an EE GPA like mine. I get nausea when I see all the 3.99s on TLS getting into HYSCCN.
Anyway, my EE classes are As and Bs on my UGPA transcript, however, I did get 3 Cs in the 1st year in Advanced Math 1, Advanced Math 2, and Ckt Analysis. I'll have to spin that somehow. That was actually when I shifted majors to computer engineering (not CS), I mean comp architecture and digital design and started getting more As. Any advice on spinning Cs?
Haha... three Cs on an EE transcript might raise half an eyebrow... if it comes up, I would just try and come up with an honest but professional sounding answer. Maybe you had a job that demanded a lot of your time, or maybe those were just tough classes that you took early on in your major and you have since matured and learned how to handle tough courses. I was doing ncaa athletics throughout college; employers tend to like that excuse, haha.
More likely than not, all your As and Bs in your other EE courses (along with a good personality) will far outweigh those Cs. I got several Cs.. including a C- in a 300 level course. But a decent personality and decent law school grades have made up for that.
Also, there's some debate about this, but I leave my UGPA off my resume. When an interviewer asks me why I don't have my UGPA on there, I just say, "because it's not as good as I would've liked it to be." Then I tell them i have a 3.0. But a lot of times, people just assume it's high (~3.4) and it doesn't even come up.