With coronavirus causing many schools to go online for the rest of the semester anyway, perhaps more students than usual are thinking about online college. A big question to ask, however, is what your future employer will think about your online degree. Here are a few pros and cons to consider.
Pros of an Online Education
- Increasingly accepted by companies
- More online schools are getting accredited (your employer may check this, so make sure your school is accredited)
- Your boss may never know you got your degree online (unless your degree is from a school they’ve never heard of and they have to look it up)
- It shows you can manage your own time well
- References, ability, and experience may be more important than where you got your degree
Cons of an Online Education
- Some still hesitate to hire those with an online degree
- Many employers don’t know what a competency-based program is (although that doesn’t mean the job will automatically go to someone else)
- It raises questions about why you sought online education
- They may wonder if you are a team player (Did you go to school online because you don’t work well around others?)
Helping You to Plan Your Education
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