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Job Skills Low GPA, beef up resume-mechanical engineer

  1. May 6, 2012 #1
    Okay, I will be graduating soon with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, but I dont have a good, respectable GPA. So without retaking my classes, what things could I do, to beef up my resume? Like short courses in something, CPR and first aid certificate... Is there anything I could do?
    People say do extra curricular activities but what?

    I already know that when you first start out GPA does matter and then later experience begins to play a larger role. But wondering what things I could do to make myself look better.
     
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  3. May 8, 2012 #2
    Maybe an internship? Have you had one in your field? If not, and you're having trouble getting a job, maybe you could try to get an internship for the summer and then try again for a job.
     
  4. May 8, 2012 #3
    What carlgrace said. Additional courses will mean next to nothing. I assume the CPR/first aid thing was a joke.

    You need to shoot for the closest relevant work experience you can.
     
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