With all this talk about careers and such, I'm curious if you graduates with jobs can tell me something that I've until now only speculated about. I work my buns off to get an A in every class I take. This semester it looks like there is a good chance that I will end up getting a B in a math class (statistics) because I've got a high B, but little understanding in the material that will be on the final. Anyway I've strived to maintain an extremely high GPA and such because I've always been under the impression that it will be very helpful getting a job right out of college (really, only then and not any later). This was reinforced by one of my instructors a couple of years ago who actually offered me a job with a company he worked at (I turned him down) who said that his company offered another student all kinds of goodies to work for them because he was graduating Suma Cum Laude (or some such thing), but he ended up taking an undesireable job for higher pay from a company who bought him a house in Hawaii and allowed him to work from home.
I'm curious what your experience or knowledge is on the subject. It's not to say that everyone's grades directly effect how much they get paid, but that if you get very good grades does it tend to cause potential employers to look more closely at you and cause them to be more willing to pay someone like you more than another?
If I end up getting a B in this math class I don't want it to destroy my chances of being a billionaire right out of college.