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Schools 2.89 current GPA from good college?

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I'm an undergrad at RPI and I currently have a 2.89 GPA. I'm a senior so I'm currently applying for jobs. Haven't gotten any replies so far. I majored in Bioinformatics. Is it possible for me to get a job in this field? I will only have a 2.99 by the time I graduate and I think by that time, all the jobs will be filled anyway. How bad is a 2.89? Will I be able to get a job? What about grad school? Would I be able to get a job with a 2.99?
I'm not sure if this is exactly the right forum, most people here are geared towards physics and/or math. Some places care about GPA, some are not terribly concerned about it so long as you have the skills they desire.

With regards to grad school, I only know about physics grad school from reading about it (I am still an undergrad) and know nothing about bio, bioinformatics, etc. If it is anything like physics grad school, most schools will not consider you if you have less than 3.0.
Thanks. When you say 3.0, is that 3.0 or 3.00? do they round anything above 2.95 to a 3.0?

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Each school makes its own determinations, but I wouldn't count on them rounding 2.96 to 3.0. (Or, for that matter, rounding 2.6 to 3).

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