Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, August 8, 2014
It depends on the company, but yes, there can be. Some companies require a minimum GPA and that you have completed a certain number of hours in school. What can set you apart from other candidates, however, is your leadership ability and community/campus activity. These types of things may not be related directly to the position for which you are applying, but they do speak to your character. It can help the hiring manager to determine if you fit into the culture of the company and could give you a competitive edge.