idkam -- my intent was not at all to make you feel bad about your program, so I hope that's not what happened! I commented here to help someone who hadn't already decided what to do know the reality of what I see out there -- which BobbiSue (who has more experience in the education industry) has said is a reality that's in the minority.
If you did your due diligence, I'm sure you'll be fine. As I said earlier, I'm sure the perception is different depending on many factors -- industry, location, etc. All three of my post-college jobs have been in the same industry, same location of the country, and at extremely competitive companies. Certainly not a representative sample :)
My biggest concern is people taking out huge loans for school (online or traditional) who haven't done their due diligence. As part of my job, I follow this, and it's becoming a staggering problem. (If you care to, google "student loan crisis" -- so many people are in untenable situations with no good way out.)
As I keep saying, though, I am very pro-education. I just think that you need to be smart about it (ha!) in terms of where you go, how you finance it, what you study, etc.
And, once you're in a company or if you have good connections, it doesn't really matter where you went. Where you went to school can just be an easy first-screen for companies overburdened with resumes.
Sorry to bang on about this; just felt like I needed to clarify again! Hopefully this will be my last post about it!
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