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Employers Respect Our Online Degrees

February 19, 2020 by Karen Grossman |

Hand reaching through monitor with books and mortarboardYou may wonder if a future employer will take your online degree seriously. The truth is, many employers know more about online degrees than they used to. In fact, for many employers, earning a degree online while working demonstrates many of the skills they are looking for.

According to an article by U.S. News & World Report, employers accept online degrees more readily than in the past, as many are offered by respected universities.

If you’re worried about how employers will respond to your online degree, here’s what to consider:

  • Accreditation is important. Online degrees should come from accredited programs or schools. UNC Greensboro's online programs were just recognized in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best Online Bachelor's Programs. Several online graduate programs have been nationally recognized as well.
  • Employers won’t necessarily know a degree was earned online. Online degrees, like those earned at UNC Greensboro, don’t say they were earned online. The question of how you earned a degree and worked full time may come up in an interview, and that’s a good place to talk about your time management and communication skills.
  • Employers may wonder about your collaboration skills because teamwork is a large part of what they look for. Tell them about online group projects, virtual discussions, and feedback that kept you connected to your classmates.

UNC Greensboro offers more than 40 online degrees and certificates, allowing you to complete coursework on your schedule.

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