There are two very difficult classes that I am considering for next semester. They are both in my major but are typically reserved for seniors. I am only a sophomore, but my Professor has given me permission to take them. A senior in my fraternity, whom I really respect and think is super smart, took one of the classes as a junior and he got a C! He loved the course and highly recommends it. But if he got a C, that means that I could get a C or worse!
Right now I have a 3.7 GPA. I want to apply for a very competitive internship at either a consulting firm or an investment banking firm next year. I'm afraid that if I do poorly in these classes, it will effect my GPA and ruin my chances of getting an internship.
Do you recommend that I take these difficult classes? How much do my grades matter when applying for internships and full-time jobs?
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