Yesterday I forwarded a resume to a recruiter for an Emergency Management job. The recruiter called me right away, but then noted that my degree was "a distance degree". He went on to state that the job (at a University) was closed to anyone with a distance degree because the school's hiring manager (a PhD I'm told) doesn't see distance learning as legitimate. The recruiter promised to keep me on file and encouraged me that he had many clients that didn't care where the degree was from so long as it was legitimate. It was still disappointing. Funny thing is, I only took a few courses via distance for my undergrad, just happened it was easier to apply these at COSC than my local state school. He may also have noted my WGU MBA (seeking status on my resume). I'm not really looking for advice or anything, just thought I would share the experience. This is the first time I have encountered this sort of thinking directly (maybe people see it on my resume and just place me on the bottom of the stack IDK). There is no doubt my degree has been beneficial to me...but I'm still seeking the big payoff I was hoping for.