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Can you talk to me about your GPA during undergraduate/graduate school?

9 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like further details on your more significant successes as a post-secondary student. Are you satisfied with your GPA or would you change it if you could? Talk to the interviewer about your post-secondary experience. You can keep your answer brief and to the point.

If you were satisfied with your post-secondary experience: 'I graduated top of my class and am very proud of my accomplishments during University. The experience taught me to study hard and set goals for myself.'

If you were not satisfied with your post-secondary experience: "I feel that my GPA could have been higher; however, I was working full time while attending classes. All in all, I did learn a lot about discipline and commitment."

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I feel that my GPA could have been higher; however, I was working full time while attending classes. All in all, I did learn a lot about discipline and commitment."

Admin
Answer example

"I would be happy to share with you further details on my post-secondary education. I studied hard in school and averaged a 3.5 GPA in undergraduate and graduate school."

Manager
Answer example

"I graduated with a 3.6 GPA which I was very proud of achieving. I made the Dean's list and earned various scholarships."

Marketing
Answer example

"The successes of my post-secondary education set the stage for my success in my career. My GPA could have been better; I graduated with a 3.4 however, the discipline that I learned was incredibly valuable."

Retail
Answer example

"I am currently running a 3.45 GPA and would like to bring this up to a 3.6 by the end of this year. My post-secondary studies have taught me a great deal about focusing on the tasks at hand."

Sales
Answer example

"I had a 3.8 GPA but did strive for a 4.0. I understand where I feel short, but I was able to achieve a spot on the football team, and earned two scholarships as well."

Teacher
Answer example

"I was top of my class with 4.0! I am very proud of my GPA. I genuinely cherished my time in University."

Civil Engineer
Answer example

"I graduated top of my class and am very proud of my accomplishments during University. The experience taught me to study hard and set goals for myself."

Marketing Communications Manager
Answer example

"I feel that my GPA could have been higher; however, I was working full time while attending classes. All in all, I did learn a lot about discipline and commitment."

Written by:

Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 01/10/2017
Last modified on: 02/15/2019

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