• Welcome to SVTPerformance!
ATTENTION!
You may experience intermittent issues while accessing the site over the next 60-90 minutes, as we perform maintenance and upgrades.

Does it matter where you got your degree ?

Discussion in 'Road Side Pub' started by CobraG, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. ssj4sadie

    ssj4sadie Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

    Messages:
    8,500
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2001
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    I get that. I'm just pointing out a situation where school recognition plays a role.

    Edit: There are plenty of other scenarios where it does play a factor. But the vast majority it does not.
     
    aaron97 likes this.
  2. FJohnny

    FJohnny Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,767
    Joined:
    May 17, 2018
    Location:
    AB, Canada
    If you're a pompous blowhole who is going into politics you may want to get the ivy league degree. Otherwise a degree from an accredited institution will show that you can successfully stick with a commitment for several years.

    That is sufficient for most employers.
     
    KevinsVertTerminator likes this.
  3. DriftwoodSVT

    DriftwoodSVT 2020 F250 7.3L Tremor Established Member

    Messages:
    6,864
    Joined:
    May 27, 2006
    Location:
    Driftwood, TX
    As an IT manager, I'd say a degree from MIT is better than a degree from University of Phoenix Online.

    So in some regards, it does matter.
     
    nofire and KevinsVertTerminator like this.
  4. sleek98

    sleek98 Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,946
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2012
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    I would say yes and no.

    Yes it needs to be from a decent school, not some random online degree that is not accredited, or is accredited but known as an overall shitty school.

    No it doesn't need to be from a top tier school. I got my degrees from the University of Missouri - Kansas City campus vs the main campus. Saved a ton of money and I don't feel that I have been held back by it.
     
  5. BigPoppa

    BigPoppa Wut? Established Member

    Messages:
    2,166
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2016
    Location:
    Your mom
    Best network and electronics/avionics tech I ever hired graduated from ITT. Knew more about anything related to electrical engineering than one guy I hired from Stanford.
     
    nofire likes this.
  6. jvandy50

    jvandy50 Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,111
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2015
    Location:
    AR
    if she already knows she wants to do nursing i would just go with the scholarship. congrats to her!

    had i been just a tad better at basketball, i probably wouldn't have the job i have now, because i would've went wherever someone gave me a scholarship and not buckled down on the whole rest of your life career thingy...

    where i live there are 2-3 smaller schools, and a large university...all can churn you out a great nursing career from my understanding.



    *side story...i'm a PT and my ex wife wanted to goto one of the more expensive PT schools in the nation(i should've not said a word about the math) and it would've cost her nearly half a million in student loans over 30 years, as opposed to the school i went to and about 130k over the same time period...all to come back to the same paying job, regardless of institution...i really wish i wasn't so nice :)
     
    03CRUSHER and CobraG like this.
  7. robvas

    robvas Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    105
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2020
    Location:
    MI
    How many people that design airplanes went to ITT vs MIT, though?
     
  8. Blk04L

    Blk04L . . . Premium Member Established Member

    Messages:
    9,891
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Location:
    South Florida
    Nope. Know a girl who went to a local smaller state college for nursing and landed a nice gig at a nearby hospital.

    Now certain fields that may not apply to. But for my field too I know quite a few successful engineers who went to smaller florida schools who landed good gigs at various companies.
     
    CobraG likes this.
  9. BigPoppa

    BigPoppa Wut? Established Member

    Messages:
    2,166
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2016
    Location:
    Your mom
    Pretty sure ITT never had an aerospace engineering program, so pretty moot point....not to mention I was discussing a Stanford graduate. But hey, welcome to SVTP!
     
    nofire and Blkkbgt like this.
  10. Deceptive

    Deceptive Brad's Spirit Donkey Premium Member Established Member

    Messages:
    9,921
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    She could get a BS in Nursing from a bubblegum machine and places would offer her tons of cash.


    Sent from my iPhone using svtperformance.com
     
  11. PhoenixM3

    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Premium Member Established Member

    Messages:
    4,104
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2012
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    Degree?
     
  12. VRYALT3R3D

    VRYALT3R3D Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    5,653
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2012
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    I would choose the University/College with the best networking and coop opportunities. So yes, it does matter. Every single major company in North America recruited from the university I went to. Many of those didn't offer coops or recruit from other schools except a select few.
     
  13. ccq8le

    ccq8le Well-Known Member Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia Party Liquor Posse

    Messages:
    466
    Joined:
    May 4, 2018
    Location:
    Seattle (Redmond area)
    I feel that it really used to matter. When I first started with the company I work for it mattered. Especially if fresh from out of school. This was 15 years ago.

    Today experience and certificates seem to be what is looked for. Managers are now much younger with my company and are mostly of engineering backgrounds. They seek people that are hands on and know real world things......


    Sent from my SM-G965U using the svtperformance.com mobile app
     
  14. aaron97

    aaron97 Cobra is King Established Member

    Messages:
    130
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    Location:
    Southern Louisiana
    I would have to say No it doesn't matter too much where she gets her degree, but some institutes have a stigma about them, for example University of Phoenix. Where you went to school might have an effect in the long term. Regardless where you go, when you enter the workforce as a rookie, it doesn't really matter. It could come into play later in life, but these opinions are very field-specific to my situation, aerospace engineering. A BS in Engineering is good from any school, but if you hope to be a manager one day, you need a Masters in Business Administration or Project Management from a more recognized school. The reason being, the top tier managers, VPs, and CEO are all ivy league graduates (Harvard, Preston, Columbia) and they like to keep it that way.

    In the end, the biggest factor is going to be who she will have to compete against for employment and how many opportunities for employment are available. The more in-demand the job, the less the credentials matter. For example, I work with a couple guys that are completely unqualified for the job, but there were no other candidates applying to the positions at the time, so they got hired.
     
  15. aaron97

    aaron97 Cobra is King Established Member

    Messages:
    130
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    Location:
    Southern Louisiana
    I agree with this. A few of my friends went into nursing and the schools they chose had some pretty good interning opportunities that let them gain experience at nearby hospitals while also completing their degree. That way, when you're done, you have at least a couple years of experience for the resume.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2020
    VRYALT3R3D likes this.
  16. noco5.0

    noco5.0 Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    294
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Location:
    Colorado
    Go to the least expensive option that is accredited and has a decent reputation. Fields like nursing, law enforcement, teaching, etc don't care about where you went to school. I agree once you get that first job nobody focuses on where you got your degree from it is based on experience and references. In fields like law, medicine, investment banking, or academia it does seem to matter. I've been having these conversations with my teenage daughter. She's a smart kid and will probably be able to get into a "good" school which I'm fine with supporting, until she tells me she wants to be a third grade teacher then it's going to be a discussion about which less expensive in state school do you want to go to since it won't matter for future career prospects.
     
    Deceptive and nofire like this.
  17. nofire

    nofire Sooner#65 Premium Member Established Member

    Messages:
    2,136
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Location:
    Norman, OK
    Everyone here seems to either hit the nail on the head or at least close to it. It all depends on the degree desired. If you want to work for a highly competitive company as your end goal, you'll probably want the bigger name. But things like engineering/nursing/LEO/etc, you just need the piece of paper stating that you went to an accredited school.

    That being said, I LOVE OU. lol. It's a great school for the degrees they offer, even if it's not Ivy league/MIT/CalTech, and the atmosphere is wonderful. Plus, it's relatively cheap compared to most big schools.
     
    CobraG and aaron97 like this.
  18. FJohnny

    FJohnny Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,767
    Joined:
    May 17, 2018
    Location:
    AB, Canada
    Many people say that proximity to an ocean should be considered. Experts and statisticians agree with this. They established that the nearer an institution is to ocean waters the more liberal and left leaning will be the instruction and the more the attendees will engage in casual sex and wanton behavior.
     
  19. madscotsman

    madscotsman Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    303
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Location:
    USA
    For Nursing, absolutely not. You can leave a job today and have 10 offers tomorrow as long as your licensed without any marks on your license. I've been an RN since 2001. I would strongly suggest she take her general education classes at a Jr. College for a fraction of the cost, unless money is no object. Why pay 4 year college prices for required general Ed classes?
    When I was in nursing school there was a local Jr College I took all my English, Statistics, Public Speaking,.....etc classes at.
     
    Deceptive and nofire like this.
  20. VegasMichael

    VegasMichael Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    3,702
    Joined:
    May 31, 2010
    Location:
    Mojave Desert
    Good idea but she should find out beforehand how many of her credits will transfer. Universities frequently have limits on the number of credits they will accept from other schools.
     

Share This Page