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"Grades don't matter, only connections" /has no connections and not working on making any

I find that many of my friends who are doing bad in school justify it by saying only connections matter. But they are not wrong. it's a start, but in the end going to college and doing well doesn't necessarily guarantee success. You can still be very successful without it...that is if you have been improving in other ways.

How are your connections working our for you? http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2007/12/04/twentysomething-why-i-regret-getting-straight-as-in-college/
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Of course connections matter... But no one wants to hire anyone with horrendous grades and bad school record

I think you need both
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If your kung fu is weak you will not succeed at becoming a master no matter how many friendships you form and you will die alone, homeless and unloved in poverty and destitution.
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Yes.
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gornotck wrote:

If your kung fu is weak you will not succeed at becoming a master no matter how many friendships you form and you will die alone, homeless and unloved in poverty and destitution.
Well you can always be a kung fu cheerleader.
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-Dattebayo wrote:

Of course connections matter... But no one wants to hire anyone with horrendous grades and bad school record

I think you need both


You would be surprised at how much more connections matter over grades. The hiring processes I have seen have been asking employees in the field the applicant is applying for if they know anyone applying for the job if so they get a call, else they get tossed to the bottom of the list. If the connection interviews well they have a higher chance to get the job with a 2.5 GPA rather than someone with a 4.0 GPA. Actually, most of the hiring managers ignore all 4.0 GPA students who have zero work experience because they say "if they had a 4.0 GPA AND worked full time like that 2.5 GPA guy then it would be a different story." Only a very few amount of companies ask what your GPA was in addition to your degree (only for your first job - after that they just use work experience and connections). So, no grades really do not matter so long as you pass and KNOW your stuff (so you don't get fired shortly after being hired).
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Doesn't matter if you have a good education (like i do and others do) if you have no connections you are FUCKED.

My friend got a job on the set of the new alien movie cleaning up and was it because of his grades or education? Nope

It was because he had connections.


went from being broke to making 100k+ a year
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I am ridiculously smart, grade just doesn't matter to me
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I think you need both. It's not necessary to come out of university with a 4.0 GPA or anything, but it's important to have good grades IMHO. However, if you have zero connections, your grades will mean diddly to most people. Trust me on this. :/
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Grades aren't a huge deal after college. Most employers aren't going to ask you what your GPA was, unless you are interviewing for some super competitive elite position or trying to get into graduate school. For the bulk of jobs, they only really care that you have the required degree and necessary certifications, as well as any qualities or functional knowledge/experience they are looking for.

Connections are useful for getting a foot in the door somewhere or getting a better position than you might be qualified for. However for all the connections I made in college they haven't done much for me.
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Who would you pick if you were an interviewer: a guy with a 2.0 and major connections or a guy with a 3.7 and major connections? It's about both.
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I think that's pretty accurate, grades are cool but if you can't communicate with people then what good are your skills. Also grades don't account for actual experence.
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Right well, I was going for an interview for military, they didn't ask me for my GPA(2.4), but they only asked for my diploma, I should have went
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Grades, GPA, diploma, and student record is matter when you looking for a job, because no one want to hire a slack off person that will not put any effort onto that job. Remember when you apply for the job, you are their idea product to sell to the consumers.
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I agree, however, many of your best connections are going to be your professors (if you go into a field you care about) and the friends you make in school. Unless you have a family that is already doing well, your best shot is to impress someone worth impressing.

Making connections with your friends/coworkers is great - they will probably come in handy later on. Remember, they are probably at about the same stage in life as you, so can only offer to you about the same amount you could offer to them.

Making connections with professors/mentors is better - they have probably already failed at things you are wanting to try and can keep you from making the same mistakes. Most likely they are in a better position in life to transition into what you want to do to succeed now . You don't impress your professors by having a lot of friends and bad grades.

A healthy balance of both is best, try really hard in one or two classes and do mediocre in the rest to make time for your friends. That's my two cents.
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