Hey everyone I have an honest question. Does it really matter where a person graduates from as long as the school is accredited for employment? Obviously a graduate from an an ivy league university will have an upper hand. However, it is my belief a person can get an excellent education from a small inexpensive private liberal arts college or local state u. Am I wrong? It is my belief for a potential job, it is the applicant that makes the grade not the degree. All a degree really does is show a potential employer that a potential applicant has recieved training in a certain discipline and the degree helps get the interview. Am I wrong here too? The reason I ask this because I graduated from Touro University International and my family snickers at me as I completed my degrees online saying "Touro is nothing but a correspondence school which hands out their degrees to everyone". I am also told by them, "I will never get a job as I attended a school which is not reputable!" I know such comments are silly. However, I have been trying to find work as a health educator after graduation from TUI and havent been able to obtain employment. I will admit I have no professional work experience (which I feel is my problem not where my degree came from. Maybe I am wrong there too.) I feel I recieved an good education at Touro. Is it common for graduates not to be employed a few months after graduation? If so, for how long. I graduated in June 2005 and have yet to find a professional position. Has anyone here been in the same boat as a young person? Any advice is greatly appreciated!