So a while ago, I posted a thread asking people what their undergraduate GPA is. A LOT of people mentioned that they had below a 3.5, many below a 3.0, and some even below a 2.5. So it got me thinking about a number of things.
- In most, if not all cases, that general-education poetry or ancient Mesopotamian history course that you were required to take really doesn't matter to anyone.
- Everyone on here talks about buying the @WallStreetOasis.com interview prep guides, or even BIWS models to prepare for interviews... I doubt most finance majors at non-target schools have ever built an LBO model in their coursework.
- It's all about hustle and social skills. A 3.2 GPA state school graduate who was fraternity president, networked his way into 2 internships, and was an active member of his investment club and can actually speak conversationally about finance/markets is 10000% more qualified and preferred than someone at that same school with a 8.53 GPA and no social skills/experiences.
I could go on, but I think you get what I'm saying here. So my question - when will college ever be obsolete, and we just move entirely into online certification programs? You could learn Calculus entirely from Khan Academy, so why not learn the skills needed for a job, since obviously most people aren't learning them in class?