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Old 01-29-2013, 10:27 PM
VJP
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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I should add that these folks I hired all had engineering degrees and 5 years work experience, OR an unrelated degree, great aptitude and 15 years experience.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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Yep...work experience is a huge factor
Education doesn't seem to have much merit then once originally thought.


Currently work at Wipro in buckhead which is currently doing a contracting project with Verizon
(So as far as the customer is concerned I'm from Verizon HSI business technical support)

Shrugs...
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:22 PM
 
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Have you looked at Southern Poly? Don't worry about transfer credit so much..as others said, EET is almost useless in this economy. Do you want to do low level computer tech help/IT/administrator stuff, or move into routing, switching, network design/architecture?
That school never came to mind but I'll defiantly look into it.

I'll have to do this once I'm fully awak but, if I where to go back to DeVry I actually thought Computer Information Systems would sound more interesting to dabble with the overall world of computers...plus there's numerous specialization (if that really means anything)


Hows CIS in this day and age?
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:56 AM
 
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Guess not lol
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:59 PM
 
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Well I'm back...

And I've pretty much come to conclusion I'll either take EET or CIS

Which is more "in demand" in terms of jobs
both of them require the same remaining credits to graduate to technically doesn't matter which i choose as it's the same time frame but would still would like thoughts on it and decide which id enjoy more.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Historic College Park
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As discussed there are many opinions regarding DeVry good and bad I won't get into that :-). I graduated from DeVry with a Bachelor's in CIS and recently attained my Master's from Keller (DeVry's Grad School) in MISM (Information Systems Management). The knowledge you gain is on par with many of the more "respected" colleges/universities, but DeVry is expensive! If you do decide to return to DeVry, I think CIS is a very solid choice. There are many specialties or concentrations under the CIS umbrella that are in high demand. Do your research and make the decision that's best for you. Good Luck!!
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I would be very wary of going to a for-profit school, period. Their objective is to make money, not to serve the students.

I'd consider Georgia Perimeter College, if it has something you're looking for.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:45 PM
 
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I would be very wary of going to a for-profit school, period. Their objective is to make money, not to serve the students.

I'd consider Georgia Perimeter College, if it has something you're looking for.
This.

I would suggest working toward IT certifications than to buy a college degree from a for profit diploma mill. Hiring managers do not take the for profit schools seriously. Get a marketable skill not a diploma from a school that carries no weight.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: ATL by way of Los Angeles
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Well I'm back...

And I've pretty much come to conclusion I'll either take EET or CIS

Which is more "in demand" in terms of jobs
both of them require the same remaining credits to graduate to technically doesn't matter which i choose as it's the same time frame but would still would like thoughts on it and decide which id enjoy more.
You have to be careful when it comes to choosing something simply because it is "in demand". Demand can change at a moment's notice, so what is in demand in 2013 may or may not still be in demand a few years down the line.

EET and CIS will take you down different roads to different career paths. At this point, you need to decide which one is right for you as an individual. Even though many people change careers more than once, it helps to get started in something that you actually wouldn't mind doing for the bulk of your time as a working adult. As some others have stated, if you are looking at the CIS/IT route then you will definitely need some certifications. In some cases, the certifications may actually hold more weight than a BA or BS.

You have to also keep in mind that this is a marathon and not a sprint. If you have a full-time job and a decent living situation, then there is no need to rush into a program without weighing all of your options and the potential outcomes (career paths, student loan debt/payments, quality of life, etc.).
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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You are curious about the rep of Devry with employers...so you've had some negative feedback about it?

Nothing beats direct experience, IMO. Certs are a good addition, and like the other poster said, a cheaper alternative...but your best bet is to work hard, save some money (get a good used car with a few miles on it, not a beefy new car loan), and try to get ahead in your current job. Becoming a call center manager would be way better than more "education", and it would increase your income, not put you into debt.

Ask your current boss for more assignments, or do some kiss-butt work for them. You might be promoted or get a raise because of it....plus you have all of your time off for yourself without having to do more schoolwork.

Also...Devry is a joke. Sorry. I know someone who is in 100k of debt because of Devry, and has nothing to show for it. It didn't help, and actually hurt their career. She was being told through her contacts it was not good to put it on her resume, and has since removed it.

Just my .02
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