How do I get a mechanical engineering internship with a 2.67 GPA?
I know the material really well and I'm better at the job than my classmates, but my grades don't necessarily reflect that.
But seriously though, one thing you can do if it's a small company is build something impressive to act as a kind of functional resume. I was in the same position a few years ago after graduation, bad grades but very technically capable. I designed and built a new type of inline robotic arm and just walked into the lobby with it and asked to speak to the hiring manager. I don't work at that place anymore but that was what got me going professionally
Do enough postgrad courses (MSc, other certificates) and then you'll just place your undergrad somewhere in a corner on your resume, without mentioning grades.
If asked, you either lie, or say something like "My BSc wasn't motivating me as much as the MSc stuff; and look, I got 95%."
Or just lie senpai, say "3.5+ GPA" expected.
>literally go invent something
You can extend your degree by one semester and retake some classes that you can get better grades on. This might be your best option if noone accepts you as an intern
>know the material
Clearly you don't. You'd have good grades and easily make connections if you did. And why a fucking internship if you know the "material" you retarded goon?
get a mentor or study on your own until you know enough to be a tech or assistant. Then just say what you can do. If this dogshit easy part is too much for you to handle, you'll never in your life be an engineer. Write about failing instead in a blog.
I just transferred schools and so I only have last semester's grades on my transcript. Not all of my credits transferred and I had to take 18 credits, which was way too much, and because of the course load and the weird way these guys calculate GPA I ended up with a 2.67. Ordinarily my GPA is around a 3.1-3.2.
I do lots of other stuff, but I'm not sure how I would put most of it on a resume. The fact that I'm distracted applying the material outside of class to my personal projects is a contributing factor to why my grades are a bit low. Stuff like heat treating my airsoft gear and lots of weird programming projects.
You're still in school, so do what you can to improve the GPA.
Do you have any other work experience? Internship experience? You can leverage your experiences in your application.
If you're even involved with a campus organization, that's even better. The fuckers from HR dig that.
In the end, boring little technicalities like GPA and campus involvement mean nothing a year after college. But these things help you gain the upper hand during the HR screening.