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

1 of 15 Stress Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on February 15th, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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 a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 01/10/2017
Last modified on: 02/15/2019

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