With the perceived stigma around going to classes entirely online, life after college can be a stressful thought for a college senior. But with the ability to structure your lessons around your life, the safety that you have in your workspace, the self-discipline you learn when you study and work from home, and the increasingly tricky technology experience that you get from having to communicate with your classmates and professors, obtaining an online degree is increasingly becoming a more attractive choice for prospective students.
Thousands of Georgia State Online graduates worldwide are thriving in their careers thanks to their education. Even though a Georgia State Online graduate will graduate as a Georgia State University student, letting employers know how they went to class could have many added benefits. The inherent skills you receive from obtaining an online degree can put you ahead of other candidates and should be noted when talking to a hiring manager.
When you show that you have an online degree, you indicate that you have a ton of self-discipline. Online students do not have the constant pressure of classmates or teachers, so they must hold themselves accountable for studying, all deadlines, and communication with their professors. That quality shows that you are a self-starter and take the initiative when needed.
Time is our most valuable asset, and learning how to fit everything in one day is essential for most employers. Many online students have to choose this format because of their already busy schedules. They have shown that they can manage many different contesting priorities by completing their online degree. Our students are more planful and efficient with their time, and any employer would find this asset valuable.
"One positive trait I see in my online students is that they have a lot of drive and dedication to self-improvement," says Matt Erhard or the Summit Search Group. "There tends to be a higher percentage of adult of non-traditional students in online education... Those are more likely to know exactly what type of career they want."
Employers know that when you are dedicated to improving yourself, you will strive to make your company one of the best. Employers naturally want these workers who are driven to succeed and strive to make them employees.
It also does not hurt to select a world-renowned leader in education when you choose Georgia State Online. The flexibility that online learning provides makes the prospect of earning a degree much more manageable for all of our students and graduates. With these numbers rapidly rising, the comfort of those employers who have experienced our alumni success at their company is constantly growing.
It would be best to mention these things to the hiring manager or in your cover letter when you are applying for a new job. Also, make sure your LinkedIn profile is updated with relevant projects that showcase your abilities and your know-how.
We know that earning a degree can be very challenging, no matter what format you choose. "Given the choice," says Anthony Babbitt, president of the Babbitt Family Foundation, "I always recommend the online learner."