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Does the school you get the degree from matter or is it the person getting the degree ?

Do future employers look more at the school you got your degree from or at the person whom they might be hiring?

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I was going to texas tech.. but i did not like it if i went to a smaller school with still a good business school and i did good will i still have the same kind of chances?

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  • emp04
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Yep... they sure do. But they also look at your gpa and what you did there. A 4.0 from a state school would look better than a 2.0 ivy league grad.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Some Factors to consider:

    1) GPA

    2) School

    3) Internship or other experience

    4) Personal appearance and communication skills

    **I beleive there are some employers who prefer and seek out ivy-leaguers but many look more at your experience and GPA. For very competitive jobs like the FBI your GPA will be looked at. Yeah some guy might have wen tto Harvard and graduated with a C+ but this other person might have graduated from a state university with a 3.5 or something. It tells that employer you are hard-working and competitive.

    My friends and I during high school...there was this false stereotype that if you got into an ivy league school and graduated "you were set"..the hardest was behind you...this is not the case. I dont care what school you graduate from and with what GPA, you are likely going to work your tail off for your first employer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well.....both! If you are an solid student, then you will likely have little problem finding a job that suits you. However, if you run into a situation where the job is being sought after by many potential applicants, the school and possibly the after school activities will weight in as well. They need some means of zoning in on what is their view of the 'perfect fit' is. Don't rule out those applicants out there with lesser degrees but lot's of related job experience. Companies are finding that the experienced worker more rapidly adapts to a new position and can more readily start returning an output that they are seeking. If you can, get into a job internship program which equates to job experience.

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  • crear
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    ok, I even have alot of journey with this... My husband has a Philosophy degree and is a bus motive force My pal has a theatre costuming degree and is a consumer provider rep. My different pal has a background degree and is a economic enterprise teller. i'm able to go on lol We merely complete paying off my husbands student loans (which blanketed out of state training *yikes* and a gaggle of previous due costs and interest) and that i'm able to assert it wasnt properly worth it for him to have a ton of Platonic conversations he can whip out on the drop of a hat. Im fascinated in following your desires, yet be arranged to be paying off your very own loan for an prolonged time and expending a good quantity of money to *strengthen* your self. With that mentioned, if i need to be an eternal academic student i might, so i'm able to relate; I merely dont have the luxurious of being one :-( i admire to call it a "do you like fries with your degree" degree :-) How does the wifey experience approximately it? Thats a significant element! understanding you, youve already deeply taken her emotions into attention on it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Texas Tech doesn't have a good business school. Tech is for people who couldn't get into A&M or Texas. So, I would say....neither.

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  • Bart S
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Employers will definitely look at the school and its reputation but the person becomes more important from the interview stage, I would say.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They look at both, but the education is on the resume and often plays a big role in getting in the door in the first place.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It depends upon the field, but for the power jobs, it matters.

    WHO you know from you school can be important as well.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes it always helps impress others.

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