How much does a university reputation mean on the job hunt?
July 8, 2012 9:54 PM Subscribe
Does a Bachelor degree from an online university hurt my prospects on the job hunt?
posted by anonymous to education (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I am 6 months away from completing an online degree in Instructional Design from Walden University. I am worried now that I made a terrible decision. The school program I am enrolled in seems legit and I have definitely learned a lot, but I fear that the schools reputation translates to a degree that is worthless (being an online for-profit school).
I am working extra hard on curricular job skills such as graphic/web design, HTML/CSS and JS and the principles of ID to bulk up my resume, but I worry that the school's rep will bar me from any legit opportunities that are out there once a hiring manager sees the Alma mater.
Am I out of luck? What advice would you give to someone (me) that will be done with the program soon, and is looking to break into a new career path? Any managers out there that could tell me if seeing the Walden or UofP grads mean circle bin for them?