When I taught undergrads how to create their resumes, we spent an entire class period talking about the inclusion of GPA on a resume, and when and why it might be necessary. In short, the students all recognized that as juniors or seniors (3rd or 4th year) preparing for summer internships and first jobs out of school, that sometimes their GPA was all that would set them apart from their peers. In some cases, this GPA would set people apart...poorly...so some suggestions for mitigating this poor overall GPA included:
- showing GPA in the major field -- especially useful for the international students who made up most of my classes) who were
multilingual learners and tended to perform less well in reading and
writing intensive general education courses than they did in core
courses in Finance, MIS, Engineering and the like.
- listing specific coursework completed in the major -- some students reported great success delineating the progression and depth
of courses completed rather than "3.1/4.0" with no indication of what
that B average was in.
But after that discussion, I said that the minute they get that first job, take it off the resume. Once you have one job, any job, in the field in which you are trained or intend to make your career path (at least for the near term), what you did in that job is what will get you in the door to the next one -- not the GPA.
In your specific situation, take it off immediately and never think about it again.