How important is the place you got your degree from in getting a job?

I am a college sophomore. I am currently thinking about transferring because I am not happy where I'm at currently. The place I am transferring to is ranked lower, but not by too much. Anyway, my dad is not happy at all with transferring. He tells me I should stick it out at the current university because it's better. He says that employers will be concerned if I say I transferred to another school because it wasn't the right fit. Plus, he said that transferring a school with a lesser rating will look bad. He said he would rather hire someone who went to a good school over the person that impressed them most in the interview. I always felt it was different though. I personally believe that it's the individual that stands out in an doesn't matter as much where you got the degree but how. I would rather hire the person who stands out rather than the person who simply has a better degree. It should be noted that while the school I am thinking about transferring to is rated lower, it's not a huge difference and is still a fine state school (over the current private one I'm at). bane: Interesting points, but one does the world progress if we go by that system? For example, take an inner city kid. He goes to public schools in the inner city, can only afford a cheap community college near his house or maybe a cheap public school not rated too high, but works his butt off for that degree and finally achieves it. Now let's take a middle-upper class suburban kid. He goes to public school in the suburbs, but has the ability to have his parents help pay for a private school education that is rated higher. Let's pretend his grades were the same as the kid above. Sure, he went to the better school, but he had everything handed to him growing up. In your view, the latter person would always get the job. Despite working his butt off, the first guy would never be interviewed. How is the country going to progress if we only give jobs to those who could afford a better education?

Asked By: FSBB - 12/1/2012
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Your dad is right. There is a reason colleges are ranked on US News and World Report. (feel free to google this). Many schools are known for having excellent curriculums for certain majors. For example: Johns Hopkins is known for being a great med school. Yale and Harvard are known for graduating Presidents and... More
Answered By: bane - 12/1/2012
Additional Answers (0)
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Get Your Degree Online Sooner than You Think. Financial Aid Options
The most complete OFCCP solution at a price you won't want to ignore.

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-304