Hi there. I wanted to direct this question to all of you (and am especially interested in hearing from @Vanadium 50 , given his often harshly realistic views). I wanted to present an hypothetical scenario. Suppose a student a student is finishing his/her BS in physics with an admittedly weak GPA (let's say for this case that it is a 3.2 GPA). This student has had research experience, but nothing particularly noteworthy. Presumably these students would be at a (possibly severe) disadvantage when applying for graduate programs in physics, certainly according to @Vanadium 50 based on his past posts here on PF. What options should such a student consider for employment, since presumably such students would have no choice but to seek a job right after graduation?