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Negative Response from Prospective Employers to an Online Degree

Dan45678Dan45678 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
edited May 2011 in Online Degrees
Has anyone experienced this? I am one class away from a Bachelor's degree from Thomas Edison State College. I am currently in the military, so I won't be applying for a job any time soon. Has anyone had a bad experience with a potential employer?
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Replies to: Negative Response from Prospective Employers to an Online Degree

  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse Registered User Posts: 26,432 Senior Member
    It depends on the employer. I don't know if a degree from TESC is going to elicit any reaction over a non on line course that is not so well known.

    My close friend had to have a master's for the position she has. She happens to have one from a correspondence school back before the on line days. It's a school that is now defunct and I've never heard of it before. But it filled in that blank and she is working at a major university in administration at a job she would not have gotten otherwise.

    But that is not to say that there are situations where it can be an issue. I personally would not worry about it.
  • Dan45678Dan45678 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    Thanks for your reply. Your thoughts echo my own on this matter.
  • lookingforwardlookingforward Registered User Posts: 28,310 Senior Member
    TESC is working hard to make the ed have a recognized value while the whole concept of online ed is still new. And, it has "state" in the name. Congrats for following the program through.
  • Dan45678Dan45678 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    Thank you, LF.
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