My GPA is pi

1. Aug 12, 2007

Jonny_trigonometry

yup. I just took two summer classes and now my gpa is 3.141. heh, I just hope I can keep it here until i graduate next spring, not greater, not lower. That would be neat to have on my resume, I would just replace it with the actual greek symbol pi, that would be cool.

2. Aug 12, 2007

Smurf

lol. total sweetness.

3. Aug 12, 2007

JasonRox

That would be so funny. That'll be like the ultimate nerd thing to do.

4. Aug 12, 2007

neutrino

Don't forget the $\approx$... especially if you are a student of mathematics.

5. Aug 12, 2007

billiards

Is that a good GPA or something?

6. Aug 12, 2007

arunma

I remember one time in 8th grade I got a GPA of pi. But you want to know what's better than a GPA of pi? A GPA of 3.2.

7. Aug 12, 2007

Math Is Hard

Staff Emeritus
If you slack off a bit, you might be able to get a GPA of e.

8. Aug 12, 2007

Kurdt

Staff Emeritus
The rounding is terrible, should be 3.142

Don't worry I made the same mistake.

9. Aug 12, 2007

Jonny_trigonometry

yeah, you're right... hence the reason i have a gpa of pi.

10. Aug 12, 2007

ranger

You're proud to have a GPA of pi? And you want to keep it that way because it looks cool? I hope you realize that a 3.14 GPA is pretty bad.

11. Aug 12, 2007

Jonny_trigonometry

Well I'm not planning on going to graduate school. I'm getting degrees in Physics and Aerospace Engineering and a math minor. I'll be fairly marketable. I haven't been trying as hard as I could to get good grades. I mean, I could study all the time, go to all the classes and be on time, and all that noise, but I'd rather not think of grades as being so important and hence get so concerned about them. I'm lazy, and I don't like jumping through hoops. I want to read what I want to read, I don't simply stick to only the assigned reading, I get bored with it.

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12. Aug 12, 2007

robphy

It's irrational to aspire to a GPA of $\pi$.
A more rational goal is $4$... $\sqrt{16}$ if you want to be a radical.
[I'll stop now.]

13. Aug 12, 2007

Jonny_trigonometry

that would be cool if I could somehow have a complex gpa, but then again, no imaginary goal is a real goal.

14. Aug 12, 2007

Hurkyl

Staff Emeritus
Unless you're shooting for a 0.00 GPA.

15. Aug 12, 2007

Jonny_trigonometry

Well I think that might be the ticket... ok, so I gotta retake all my classes and get f's. This might take a while but I think i can do it.

16. Aug 12, 2007

Curious3141

He's happy to transcend those petty concerns, besides a GPA of pi is normal. (Conjecturally, anyway).

And *I'll* stop now. :uhh:

17. Aug 15, 2007

Gza

18. Aug 17, 2007

mbrmbrg

Actually, if that's your plan, maintaining a pi GPA may be a pretty good idea. I've heard that many employers receive so many resumes that they only have time to skim (some small fraction of the total number of) resumes that they get. Thus, as something that would make the reader do a double take, even if not objectively all that impressive... Nifty!

19. Aug 17, 2007

ranger

I doubt HR would be impressed with pi. If an actual engineer, physicist, etc is looking at his resume, they would most likely do a double take. And yes, grades are important - how else can you demonstrate to the employer that you're familiar with the course material? May impressive REUs, internships, and academic projects?

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20. Aug 17, 2007

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
There is some truth in that, but I am reminded of an old Gary Larson cartoon. It shows a middle-aged guy sitting up in his bed and looking very shocked and horrified. The caption read ~: "Suddenly, Bob realized that no one cares what his GPA was".

I was a hard earned 3.65 in the end, but only one person has ever asked.