After Graduation (2.8 GPA) Math Degree, What to expect?

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I don't want to kick a dead horse, but back when I was a young undergraduate, I was offered a job at DE Shaw. I went to an unknown school, but my main ability has always been to network. So I just want to put this out there:

If your method of finding a job is by looking online, you're limiting yourself. I heard once only 10% of all jobs are posted, the rest are created for individuals. Years after that initial offering, I have learn this to be a true statement. The key to finding a good job with less than stellar credentials is and has always been your ability to connect and build meaningful relationships. Tis all.
 
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There are loads of places that would probably pick up a 2.8 math major for some kind of finance work, or at least that's my suspicion,
Can you list some names?

I think you’re half right. I think there are lots of financial firms that will hire a 2.8 GPA math major, but I think the jobs are all sales, and not what the OP has in mind at all.
 
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The key to finding a good job with less than stellar credentials is and has always been your ability to connect and build meaningful relationships.
Makes me wish the forum had a "like" button for posts. I agree with this.
 
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If your method of finding a job is by looking online, you're limiting yourself. I heard once only 10% of all jobs are posted, the rest are created for individuals. Years after that initial offering, I have learn this to be a true statement. The key to finding a good job with less than stellar credentials is and has always been your ability to connect and build meaningful relationships. Tis all.
I'm very aware of this, but I don't really have any connections outside of a few researchers/profs who can't do more for me other than write rec letters. My university doesn't have much of a career services department or internship programs, plus it is based outside the US where I don't expect to be living for long.

A sibling in the US who works in telecom industry has been forwarding my cv around a bit, but no interest so far.

The networking advice certainly holds for the OP though, PSU is a big name afaik and I would be surprised if job fairs weren't held there on a regular basis.
 

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