Possible to get an internship with 2.8 GPA?
In 2nd Semester of Master's, which started Spring '19 (at a top 5 CS uni in California). 1st Sem got screwed up bad (a family member passed away), took a lot of time to get back on track. Apart from that, profile is pretty decent, as I am a hard-working guy.
Undergrad GPA : 3.77
3 Research Publications in undergrad
2 Research internships in undergrad
Multiple leadership roles both in Undergrad and in Grad.
Grad profile :
Currently a grad researcher at a top research institute at my uni here(4 selected out of 150 applicants). Have participated in hackathons here (even finished 6th out of 42 teams in self-driving car one). Have multiple projects.
Recruiters from Amazon, Lyft and Salesforce gave their personal emails and asked my resume at ICML this year. I guess I am pretty good at soft skills and at giving a pitch. But I felt held back bcz of my current 2.8 GPA, so didn't reply. Not even confident enough to attend career fairs, most companies ask for minimum 3.0 for internships. I won't be able explain why my GPA is low. Although , I am confident that by end of MS I will have at least 3.3+. With utmost sincerity, I just need some guidance from the experienced people out there, after knowing about my background. It's high time on internship season. I am grateful for any advice you guys give. Thanks.
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