How To Market Yourself with an Online School Degree

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How To Market Oneself with an Online College Degree

The desire regarding distance education has caused a good outpouring of new online universities all over the internet. Some of these universities are legitimate and go through the accreditation procedure. Other schools are merely fronts for degree mills and lackluster education. Occasionally, organisations and other schools look at online only colleges differently than classes on the web taken from reputable universities. So how do you know that school gives you the best edge in life The few suggestions here can help you market yourself and your degree to future employers and academic institutions.

Online only schools do not have any brick and mortar school in which they operate. They could have a small business office in a strip local mall or business center. They may have very little employees even though they offer several courses and degrees. However, just because there is no fancy building to go to does not mean the school can’t provide you with a sound training. When researching on the internet only schools, make sure that they are accredited by way of a regional accreditation organization. Check to see if they have received any recognized honours for online schooling.

Click on the ‘contact us’ button online and make sure there is an email address contact information, phone numbers and enterprise address. Avoid virtually any online school with only a 1-800 number or perhaps email address. After you have carried out some research, apply and commence enrolling. There are on the internet only schools offering degrees in business, mindsets and liberal disciplines.

So why do employers look at online schools differently than regular universities Distance education is being appreciated by the academic world with open arms and a big grin. To those no longer furthering their education, distance education looks too easy to obtain and not like a actual college degree. Big adjustments always take time to adjust to and become accepted. As a result, when employers observe resumes with online just schools listed since the diploma granting organization, they are unsure about the quality of schooling you received. Exactly the same may be true for several academic institutions that consider online education second-rate to classroom training.

When interviewing, ensure you mention if your diploma does not contain any kind of life experience credit. Life experience credits are not as appreciated by schools or perhaps employers because they can’t be validated. If your degree does contain existence experience credits, have the ability to communicate effectively exactly why the degree granting organization felt your life encounter was worth university credits. Let them know about relevant projects a person worked on, associations or even clubs you started or even supervised and any some other aspect of your schooling that highlights the strengths.

Overall, an individual market yourself to the prospective school or employer with enthusiasm and confidence. Do not let anyone make you feel an online degree is actually inferior to a typically earned degree. Even if you run into a few people new to online education, use it as an opportunity to demonstrate to them how well on the web degrees prepare college students for the future. The key to be able to marketing yourself is showing them how skilled you are and how geared up your college degree has made you.

Comments: 53

  1. Robert January 29, 2013 at 9:48 am Reply

    My home is Southern CA and that i was searching at Fullerton College legal assistant studies. For that AS Degree requires 27 models. For that Legal assistant Studies Certificate it takes an AS, AA, or perhaps a greater degree. And So I am speculating they aren’t speaking concerning the vocational certificate. What’s the difference betweeen the three? Basically perform the vocational certificate wouldn’t it produce a high probability to find employment?

  2. Ines March 13, 2013 at 1:12 am Reply

    I’ve just finished in Art. What is the next step?Bachel.Degree? I would prefer online degree..please help.

  3. Tiffaney June 10, 2013 at 11:13 am Reply

    I live 3 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul and want to know if its possible to earn an associate degree online or if there is somewhere closer to get the classes necessary to become a dental hygienist.

  4. Lou June 25, 2013 at 11:31 am Reply

    I’d like to earn my degree through a well known university or college that will let me do all or most of it online. I am an English major (in Comm. College right now). I know some great schools are really only great if you are becoming an engineer so I need a school that will be taken seriously if I English major there. Help!

  5. Wm July 4, 2013 at 12:43 am Reply

    I am looking for an accredited school to start working on my bachelor’s in business with a specialization in management. I have heard of a few, but I don’t want to pick a school that is looked down on or is non-accredited. I also need a school that is completely online because I don’t have time to go to class, even for tests. If anyone has any helpful information it would be much appreciated.

  6. Normand July 25, 2013 at 7:51 am Reply

    I want a 4 year degree in Psychology. I am worried about doing online courses because I would hate to not get a job because the employer picked an in classroom degree person.
    Does anyone have any statistics or info to back this up? Is it true that online degrees are not looked at as highly as a in classroom?

  7. Marion August 6, 2013 at 2:24 pm Reply

    I plan on starting college in 2009 to get a degree in business. I’m thinking about attending University of Phoenix online. Is this a good online school? I’m still deciding between University of Phoenix online and Liberty University online. Which school is better University of Phoenix or Liberty University?

  8. Angelic August 9, 2013 at 2:34 am Reply

    I am looking to get back into college because I aspire to be a football coach. So I am looking for advice on which way I should go. I need to take classes online and I figure I should get a degree in sports management or finish out my teaching degree, or maybe both. Does anybody out there have any expert advice? I am kind’ve eery about online school but that is my only option right now.

  9. Pat August 24, 2013 at 12:23 am Reply

    I am returning to be a Teacher, need to take a Bachelor degree in Education, i live in canada , alberta?

  10. Chandra October 5, 2013 at 1:01 am Reply

    I want to study business after i graduate from high school next year, but i’m busy and can’t really attend and possibly afford a “real” college, so i’m planning on working most of the time to be able to pay for my online college, though I’ve been looking for good virtual business colleges and i found Ashworth College, it seems that it’s not legit, even though it sounded really great on their website, after doing some research i’ve found a lot of negativity about them, so i would like to browse through more options. i mostly want to take my 2-year/associates degree, so if there’s a legit online business college that provides what i ask for then please give me a list of any good ones you know !
    I need a college that the credits are recognize and do count as legit business college credits, so please help !

  11. Santo October 5, 2013 at 5:43 pm Reply

    Hello friends i wrote deet (entrance exam for distance education) in Anna university and scored 773 rank. Due to some of my personal reason i was not able to join MBA this sem(sep 2011). i saw in few website that there r 2 intakes for MBA distance education one is academic and the other is calendar is that true and even few said that the score we got is valid for 12 months is that true.

    Please help me friends.
    Now i really want to do MBA.
    Please help me.

  12. Laurette October 9, 2013 at 7:48 pm Reply

    I want to learn medical coding and billing and was looking for a school online. I don’t want to be scammed so I was just wondering if other people have had any good experience?

  13. Quiana October 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm Reply

    I am finding the rankings for the top full-time MBA programs, but I need the top Online MBA programs as I cannot quit work to just go to school. I have a degree and good grades, so I want a school that will be in the top 10 or 20.

  14. Wei October 14, 2013 at 1:45 am Reply

    I am 35 now, I have done my PG through distance education, I wanted to do law degree course in distance education or evening college in chennai itself. What is the possibility for this interest?

  15. Dorothy October 24, 2013 at 5:34 am Reply

    Im thinking about taking online college classes. Im from Sacramento,California and i want to earn a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. Im considering Everest college.I was wondering if that school is worth it or what do you know about that school? Thank you so much im really new to this online schooling.

  16. Kecia October 24, 2013 at 5:34 am Reply

    Ohio offers an online school called ECOT (electronic classroom of tomorrow), where you get your diploma by going to an actual graduating ceremony, instead of them just getting you a GED. and i’m not looking to go to Harvard or anything, haha, but i was just wondering if state schools looked down on it as opposed to just going to a local school.

  17. Justin October 24, 2013 at 5:34 am Reply

    I was wondering how much online courses, if they cost more or less than actually going to campus. I’m not worried about how hard the criteria is, I just want info on the cost of a one year course.

  18. Santos December 7, 2013 at 8:58 pm Reply

    What is meant by distance education

  19. Terrell December 10, 2013 at 5:07 pm Reply

    Anywhere in the country works (as long as its completely online) and I really need to take english 101 or some equivalent.

  20. Alfred December 18, 2013 at 9:58 pm Reply

    I’ve been very leary of those online degree offers. How legitimate are they? I understand that some colleges and universities offer some of their classes online. Has anyone ever gotten one or looked into it?

    If so, how keen are employers in hiring someone with an online degree. I always thought that an online degree doesn’t give you actual hands on experience. What do you think?

  21. Laurence December 23, 2013 at 7:55 am Reply

    And can you get financial aid for online classes?

  22. Julieta February 2, 2014 at 6:22 am Reply

    I am about to graduate from Axia College of the University of Phoenix with an AA in business. I am going to continue to get my BA, but I am concerned with having the UoP name behind me. I want a better school name on my resume. I have been searching for a school that has distance learning programs offered exclusively online, but the only ones that seem to do that, for business, are no-name schools. Is my only option to continue with a school that I am not so proud of? Granted a degree from a no-name school is better than no degree at all, but I want to make the most out of this. Can anyone suggest an undergrad business school or a web link that has a list of ranked online business schools? I have done countless searches for this with no meaningful results.
    I have a 3.79 GPA with UoP.

    I need online because I am employed full time. I live in Jacksonville, FL and I am not happy with the local choices.

  23. Kurt February 2, 2014 at 10:37 am Reply

    Few questions. 1) is ecommerce the same as internet marketing? 2)are there any good schools with any credibility that teach these? 3)are any on campus?

    Ive searched and am bogged down with the affiliate marketers pages.

    I know full sail has a program but is that a real school? will employers recognize it?

    Oh. I live in san diego and would like to do an on campus here in sd.

    thanks in advance

  24. Soraya February 2, 2014 at 10:46 am Reply

    Do I sound like a carreer in marketing would be well suited for me?
    -I am creative
    -I am EXCELLENT at giving presentations and making them like powerpoints and posters etc. i actually really enjoy it..
    -I am sometimes a perfectionist
    -I pay attention to details
    -I don’t particularly like working in groups but i can live with it
    -I am social
    -I think I’m witty
    Well I can’t think of anymore right now……I know thats not a lot…..
    Also what carreer in the marketing field gives the presentations to the people?
    What can i do in high school to prepare?

  25. Leandro February 2, 2014 at 10:53 am Reply

    Hi everyone!

    So, I have almost completed my undergraduate degree and I am considering a degree in law. When I am done my undergrad, I will complete my masters in my field. I was doing some browsing online at a couple of the law schools here in Toronto and after looking at the tuition, i’m honestly thinking twice.

    I am not basing my decision on what anyone on yahoo says, but it would be helpful if you guys have some first or second hand knowledge you would not mind sharing.

    If not law, I am going to pursue a career in academia as a professor.

    I know both fields are competitive, but I have a clear vision of the life I want to live, and what I feel is a good plan to get there. I know things don’t always go as planned, but it helps to have some guidelines.

    Advice please!

    Thanks 🙂

  26. Virginia February 9, 2014 at 3:45 pm Reply

    Is there any institution in Karnataka,Bangalore offering LLB degree under Distance Education?

  27. Cole February 18, 2014 at 10:40 am Reply

    What are some good college/universities to attend for getting a degree online

  28. Jeffry February 21, 2014 at 10:53 pm Reply

    If no then what colleges would you recommend? Im am looking into business administration or accounting.

  29. Tristan February 21, 2014 at 10:53 pm Reply

    I am a stay at home mom who is 4 classes from getting my BS in Business Admin and just wanted to know if it really made a difference where the degree was earned. I know that these classes are no joke, I have worked hard to get where I am.

  30. Dave February 21, 2014 at 10:53 pm Reply

    I have done diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engg. from an Indian Polytechnic. My age is 27.

    I am doing CCNA networking course. Very soon i am going to migrate to UK. To make my resume attractive i would like to do a graduation which will support my networking profession.

    Is there is any university ( any country) which offers graduation through distance education or online education at cheaper cost and recognised all over the world and provide me the opportunity to do my PG in UK as a regular student?

    Also discuss the advantage and disadvantage of distance education and how that is going to affect me and my profession?

    Expecting you valuable suggestion , please take part and help to choose a right decision.

    Thanks in advance!

  31. Salvatore February 21, 2014 at 11:01 pm Reply

    I am wanting to go to school online to major in Communications and I was wondering what schools are best to go to? Also what is the difference between Bachelors of Arts in Communications and Bachelor of Science in Communications? Also if there are schools that give scholarships for Military Spouses of a Veteran?

  32. Hollis February 21, 2014 at 11:29 pm Reply

    My friend recently applied for a very interesting-looking distance-learning, Master’s program at Prescott College. In fact, it’s so interesting, that I am thinking of applying, too. A few people, however, have told me that online degrees are “worthless” and that employers “laugh at them.” I am sure my friend has done an amount of research that she is comfortable with, and she has always been successful in her field, but for myself, I am worried.

    Can you tell me anything about the value of online degrees? I am talking about one where there would be actual coursework, not something fake.

  33. Sonja February 22, 2014 at 1:00 am Reply

    I was looking at the university of phoenix and US career institute and i need to do an online degree with no on-campus classes for a paralegal,if anyone can give me advice?? thanks!!

  34. Willetta February 22, 2014 at 4:04 am Reply

    Please recommend an affordable online school. PS.. i have searched quiet a few on the internet, but i will realy appreciate a personal recommendation based on expirence.
    Karen Please note i am not an American. i am from UAE. but looking into studies in US or maybe Europe.
    Karen Please note i am not an American. i am from UAE. but looking into studies in US or maybe Europe.

  35. Bruna February 22, 2014 at 7:25 am Reply

    i am trying to find an online interior design school to get my bachelors degree. i have my associates from my local community college and now want to continue. I tried the art institute but am hearing a lot of negative feedback about the school and the school is being very pushy trying to get me to go there. I am legally blind so driving to a college or what not is not really an option. please help!

  36. Virgie February 22, 2014 at 7:38 am Reply

    Are there any distance education options available for completing the last two years of an engineering degree? It would be much better for me because of my work schedule, and would help me as a non-traditional student to not have to deal with the agendas and attitudes of the faculty, staff, and students at the local engineering college. If this is possible, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
    What about Internet learning?
    I ask because when I was going before, I did not learn a thing. I want an engineering education without having to deal with the people that caused me to regress to an almost uneducated status. I want to be inspired. I want to feel that I am valuable to the world. I want to feel respected. I am not sure how to get that.

  37. Man February 22, 2014 at 7:39 am Reply

    What is the fastest someone can get a degree online?

  38. Vivian March 12, 2014 at 4:24 pm Reply

    Can any one tell me institute which is affiliated with multiple universities IGNOU SMU MDU MCU PTU KOU UOU DOEACC PROMETRIC FOR running MCA MBA and IT Courses in India.

  39. Kurt March 15, 2014 at 1:03 am Reply

    I am thinking of enrolling in an online school to get a degree. I am a single mom with 2 kids. What kind of assistance can I get and where so I start? I work full time but can’t afford school at all, I am living paycheck to paycheck right now. Thanks!

  40. Yetta March 15, 2014 at 1:03 am Reply

    Hi, I’m thinking about becoming a paralegal. I’m having trouble finding information for online Paralegal programs near Arkansas. I’m wanting to learn mostly about tuition and locations of schools offering this program. Please help

  41. Emmett March 17, 2014 at 4:15 am Reply

    Hello does anyone know any accredited colleges that offer the associate degree in computer related degrees cheap am an international student who is at Miami, Florida (America) if that helps

  42. Stacee March 18, 2014 at 9:20 pm Reply

    I’m thinking about doing an online degree program, but not sure from where, what subject etc. I left school at 16 with low grades and haven’t followed a career as such. Am I too stupid to do this? Could I be wasting my money?

  43. Collette March 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm Reply

    What are some good college/universities to attend for get an online degree

  44. Gita March 28, 2014 at 1:01 am Reply

    The previous college I attended offered online classes, but the final exams and other major tests were “proctored”, meaning I would have to physically go to the college to take the test. Well, due to my recent divorce,and life throwing a few curve balls at me, I decided to try my hand at being an over the road truck driver. Its not the most glamorous job out there, but I can potentially make anywhere from $800 to $1,000 a week in my first year driving. I am expecting to be home weekends only. I really want to continue and finish my education. I’m planning on purchasing a laptop computer and having wireless internet on it. So, does anyone know any reputable colleges that offers online courses, that I won’t be required to physically go to the college to take the tests ?

  45. Holli March 28, 2014 at 6:19 pm Reply

    I want to know which is the best university for doing online certification course in the subjects of Advertising or Marketing Communication or Strategic Marketing or Marketing Research?? Please help…

  46. Lucius March 31, 2014 at 2:13 am Reply

    is Directorate of Distance Education different from distance education council?if yes then how?

    is it needed to study pg-courses from XYZ university itself or we can study from any ABC college of the XYZ university?i mean is it needed to study pg-courses from university itself or we can study from any other college of the sameuniversity
    zyz and abc are taken more making the question more clear.

  47. Lavern April 2, 2014 at 8:38 am Reply

    I hold a Bachelor’s from an online university (accredited and has a campus) and I am about to start my MBA at the same institution. What are my chances to take a job? Is it very hard to find a job if I have online degrees only? I live overseas and this is the only way to get my education. Will I be able to find a job?
    I have no job experience yet, I’m very young. I’m taking Finance as specialization.

  48. Saundra April 2, 2014 at 6:34 pm Reply

    I’m 40, and looking to get an AA in Graphic Arts. I’m in northern Ca. and have clerical and customer service experience, among other various job titles. Wanting to start my dream career.
    I’m 40, and looking to get an AA in Graphic Arts. I’m in northern Ca. and have clerical and customer service experience, among other various job titles. I haven’t worked in a few years and I’m on SSI. Wanting to start my dream career. Just wondering on the validity of online colleges. Should I do it, or just go to the local JC?

  49. Esperanza April 4, 2014 at 8:07 am Reply

    I’m looking for interactive online courses to learn Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and perhaps Flash for web design. I would prefer if it was some sort of accredited school so I could gain college credit.


  50. Elisabeth April 4, 2014 at 8:13 am Reply

    I am working as a Software Engineer. I have completed BE (Computer Science & Engg)
    I would like to pursue MBA Distance Education . If I complete that course in Anna Univ or IGNOU, will it be valid to change my profession from technical to management.
    And also pls quote some good colleges to have some valuable MBA degree in distance education.

  51. Elizebeth April 11, 2014 at 12:49 pm Reply

    Read the question.

  52. Marianne April 26, 2014 at 11:39 am Reply

    hi, i’m looking into continuing my schooling by distance education.
    i found out that my parents will have to grade my work, but will they have to ever submit my work to an actual person?
    and can i take vce?
    like where do i take the vce test? will i have to go to a school to take it?

    i like the idea that i’ll be able to pace through the work myself, but would i just do all the work in a text book?
    will the DECV ever give me set work i’ll have to do?
    i know i have to plan out when i work and all but im still unsure.

  53. Edmond June 11, 2014 at 3:25 pm Reply

    I’m considering going back to my original university but only in the capacity of a distance-education student as it’s over an hour and a half away from where I live now.

    They have a full online degree program in the area that I want. I think I know the answer to my question but I’m still trying to find some clarity on the difference between the two degrees, if there is even one.

    I know if you get an online degree from a totally online school there may be a difference but if you go to a traditional 4 year university and do an online degree program there is it considered a BA-in-whatever and not, say, an online-BA-in-whatever? (hope that makes sense!)

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