I'm trying to come up with a way to sell myself to companies looking for aerospace engineering interns this summer, but there are a couple hurdles. First is my GPA. Often companies want a 3.0 or 3.2, but my GPA is a 2.77 - if one includes only courses I've taken at my university. Is it common practice to lump the grades one has from other colleges into the cumulative GPA? I would have a GPA north of 3.2 if I included the gen ed courses I took my first year, and the physics/calculus/chem sequences I took in my second, but were taken at other institutions. What about the so-called "major GPA"? I'd have around a 3.0 major GPA if one excludes raw math classes and uses only engineering classes I've taken here at the university. Is that acceptable? What should be considered "major GPA"? Second is experience. I've never held a job in my life, not even at Pizza Hut. There are some reasons for this, but none of them would sit well in an impersonal interview session. What can I do to ameliorate the dreaded experience catch-22, or would this be a problem at all?