Does the university you graduated from affects the job you're going to have?

Philippines
March 2, 2007 7:41am CST
The title says it. Many companies look for a potential employee who can make the company to become sucess. So, for example if you graduated from Harvard or some known univeristies out there there's a big possibility that you get a good job but how about if you graduated from an unknown college or school is there a possibility that you'll also get a good job and you know you have the potential to lead the ladder of a company? I just noticed that most companies look on the schools where the applicant graduated from and not really on the applicant itself.
3 responses
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
UP Oblation - The Oblation at the University of the Philippines.
More often than not, the school from where you graduated affects the job you're going to have. I spent my first year at the University of the Philippines then I graduated at the Philippine College of Criminology. I became an Inspector of the National Police Commission. Had I not come from the Philippine College of Criminology, I would have never been an Inspector of the National Police Commission. And being a UPean even if I did not finish my college there affected my personality in seeking for a job. Of course, the grades contribute much. I was a consistent topnotcher from Grade I to high school then I was a full scholar at the University of the Philippines.
@catcai (1057)
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
Yes, it has an effect, and it does affect your career path specially here in my country- the biggest companies only want the graduates from the biggest schools and i really dont think thats fair, but i can't do anything about it since it has been the way of the corporate world here. All i can do to get the job i applied for is to prove to them starting from the interviews alone that i am very well capable of handling the job i desire- and cross my fngers that they believe me and do get the job.
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
School may have contribution to your chances of getting employed but your grades and experiences are the best factors that an employer would look for.