First person in my family to have one - I've completed my Masters so far
Interesting. I was just curious. So it has to do with the reputation of the school. I got my BA and MA through online programs but at brick and mortar schools. Both had adequate rigger and were accredited
Do I have one? No.
Do I need one to "check the box"? Yes.
Am I going to get a real education? Not sure..
Am I just going to get the box checked? Not sure..
At my job, all I need is the box checked for a bachelors in business. If I switch jobs, my
Actual experience and years in the field will have more importance than my education. I haven't decided which way I'm going to go - my education is paid for through work as long as I maintain good grades.
What's the difference between a "real" education and "checking the box"?
I'm a bit confused too. There's one school the girls here go to, and my coworkers call it just checking the box because the school is incredibly easy and gets you a degree with minimal effort. They have pointed at other schools that will be harder,
But actually teach you in their classes and the schools aren't as looked down upon as the first type. They are more well known or well-established.
The argument between my two coworkers is that one just gets you the degree you need so you can get promoted into the next position at our current job and the other provides you an education that other employers can look positively on.