Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Hi there! GPA requirements are truly a case by case requirement. Almost always, if there is a specific number that has to be hit, it will be there in black and white in the job description. Now, I would say it is going to depend on what the extracurriculars were, the role you played, leadership, organization, expectations or participation. Tailor your description of what you did to the needs of the position as they're laid out in the job description. Utilize your cover letter, skills descriptions and professional online profile to share information on how your activities offset your GPA or lack of experience.
And now for my public service announcement...If your GPA is not so hot, information interviewing, networking and making an effort to see every connection as a possible road to a job is extra important. You want someone to think of you when they have an opening, not because they have your resume, but because you made a good impression already.