Recently, I was at a dinner party with some people I consider dear friends. When we all some how got on the topic about colleges we attended for undergraduate school. Almost every one of my friends obtain there degrees the traditional way with the exception of me (I received my bachelor from Excelsior) and Melissa (a very close friend of mine got her MBA from Phoenix online.) I explained to my friends how obtain my degree online really helped me in the work force. Of course, everyone congratulated me on this accomplishment; and then they asked me if I plan on obtain my masters degree through the same method I said Yes! Well, sometime later, I excused myself to go to the ladies room, but the door was locked so I hurried back to my so-called friends and accidentally walked upon them having a heated discussion about me. One friend I’ll call Susan said, “Someone really needs to tell her nobody in there right mind is going to hire her for any real import job with a college degree from a school called Excelsior College” and another friend snickered she should have just went the traditional way and not took an easy way out, I didn’t do that” . I was so mad hearing them talk badly about my degree and was about to give them a piece of my mind, When Melissa the friend who got her MBA through Phoenix online spoke up defending my choice and she even asked them if they talk badly about her behind her back. There response shocked me they told Melissa that her getting a Masters degree online was understandable since she had already obtained her undergraduate degree the hard deserving traditional way and didn’t take a short cut. Melissa after hearing this stuck to her guns and put them down for backstabbing me. I left the party and have since kept a far distance away from my so-called friends who made the horrible remarks. However, I cannot help feeling as if this what HR are really thinking when I go on job interviews and mention my degree. I am now starting to think maybe I should not seek my master degree online but through a traditional method. I have been hired to jobs that paid much more then my friends who got their degrees the conventional way. However, I noticed that all my past bosses have gotten there degrees online as well and that may have something to do with them not ever question my online degree. Unfortunately, where I live at right now is a huge college town that supports hiring a large percentage of there local college graduates. Sorry for this being a long post! Has anyone else on this message board ever experienced discrimination against their online degree?