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Old 08-25-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Years ago, when I was looking I applied to places where the job description was stuff I had been doing for many years, I was deemed "not qualified" because my degree was the wrong kind, technical not administrative.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:13 PM
 
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No, but it would be nice if the employer knows they are capable of such BEFORE they hire them. A college degree used to reassure a potential employer of this. And you would be surprised how many are not capable of such a simple, yet important obligation.

A person who held down a full-time job while attending school online has already demonstrated far beyond a traditional student that he or she is a dependable employee. There is really no comparison.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:27 PM
 
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A person who held down a full-time job while attending school online has already demonstrated far beyond a traditional student that he or she is a dependable employee. There is really no comparison.
I don't think that online vs traditional really has to do with proving reliability. If you're going to college for just a piece of paper, sure, doing it online can provide that. But if you want the best education, you typically have to do college in person (non-virtually) for most programs.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:40 AM
 
Location: California
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I don't think that online vs traditional really has to do with proving reliability. If you're going to college for just a piece of paper, sure, doing it online can provide that. But if you want the best education, you typically have to do college in person (non-virtually) for most programs.
I have done both. I have to disagree. In brick and mortar, you pretty much have to attend the first day, and exam days, and the final. For online, you have to post the required posts, be available for team assignments, be active and engaged 4 of 7 days...more than I can say for brick and mortar classes for some students.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:46 AM
 
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I don't think that online vs traditional really has to do with proving reliability. If you're going to college for just a piece of paper, sure, doing it online can provide that. But if you want the best education, you typically have to do college in person (non-virtually) for most programs.
That's not what I said. Students who attend school online tend to be people who are currently working or have worked full-time for years. It doesn't make any sense to say that students who attended on campus will be seen as more reliable by employers because most online students have already proven that in the workplace.

Sitting in lectures is not for everyone. I zone out when I have to sit through them. I have mostly taught myself everything since high school just by reading the textbook, so lectures are a waste of time for me. But if you're the type of person who needs hand holding, then you'll probably need access to graduate assistants and tutors.

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Old 08-26-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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A person who held down a full-time job while attending school online has already demonstrated far beyond a traditional student that he or she is a dependable employee. There is really no comparison.
Agreed.

A person who has just earned their 4-year degree and has worked full time for 4 years as an Administrative Assistant or Accounting Clerk will be much more likely to land a good-paying job than someone who just earned their 4-year degree while only working part-time at McDonalds.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: baltimore, md
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certs are great, they're relatively inexpensive and focus on a specific area rather than a degree where you spend a sizable amount of money and time.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:08 PM
 
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The only reason to attend a for-profit college is if you can't get into a real college. They cost a lot more and their graduates have poor employment data.

With many traditional universities offering online programs now and community colleges as an option those are the obvious choices if you can only go part-time.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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A person who held down a full-time job while attending school online has already demonstrated far beyond a traditional student that he or she is a dependable employee. There is really no comparison.
Sure there is. The student at the university likely was much more successful in HS which is why they are at a four year BM school.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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"Degree must be from a accredited institution of higher learning"


So now some employers don't want you to have a online degree?-lol

Even the most heinous diploma mill is "accredited" by someone. Unless they are specific about who is doing the accrediting, their wasting their breath.

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