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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:07 am 
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Ok. Lets say Tony graduated with a bachelor degree from a school that has no reputation, and ended up with a gpa of 3.4. Lets say Matt graduated from MIT with a bachelor degree (both majored in CS) but ended up with a 3.0 gpa. Out of coincident they both applied for the same job and they both have no experience. (For the sake of this scenario lets say either one has to get hired). Which person would most likely get the job?


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There's not really any cut and dried answer here. Depends on the job, the company, and the HR or department doing the hiring.

With no experience, they may look more at the GPA and university. But for the most part, once you have experience, it's just a checklist (BS in CS, check), and they don't really look at the GPA or university (other than to verify you actually got a degree there). Your mileage may vary depending on the job of course.


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MIT wins.


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Jipstyle wrote:
MIT wins.


Agreed, the 3.0 at MIT probably equates to a 4.0 at a no reputation college.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:00 am 
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Unless they think the MIT grad's going to want more money than they want to give for the job.


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jcollins wrote:
Unless they think the MIT grad's going to want more money than they want to give for the job.


Very good point. Being overqualified for a position is a pain in the ass .. you can't prove that you're willing to work below your pay level / skill level.


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Just being from MIT doesn't necessarily indicate intelligence either. But then, I guess there's bad apples in any group... :)

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view.bg?articleid=1033139


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