Does the university you graduated from affects the job you're going to have?
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.
13 Mar 07
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.
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.