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Questions around schooling in the workplace. Could involve credentials when applying for jobs.

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Project leader does not allow for my reduced capacity due to Educational commitments

My situation: Two weeks ago I changed from fulltime employment to parttime (20 hours per week) to finish my bachelor's degree. I communicated this to my team leader and colleagues 4 months ago. My ...
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Education Verification Question

Attended school from Fall ‘14 - Dec ‘18. Forgot to apply to graduate because I am dumb. Kept putting it off and had terrible anxiety about not having completed coursework and being unable to graduate. ...
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Will job offer be rescinded?

I have been offered and accepted a new job. Have signed contract, company has signed contract. Background check commences. On my CV I have the University I attended with the “Economics” course and the ...
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What possible consequences can including the course on violations in organizations in university programs have? [closed]

University gives knowledge on a variety of professional skills. One important skill is missing in the list, it is the skill to detect wrong behavior in the organization. The topic is not easy, it is ...
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Does teaching experience count as customer service experience?

I have recently moved to Australia. English is not my first language but people can more or less understand what I say. I plan to study further after the pandemic ends. I am now applying for retail / ...
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Upskilling: how can team-mates best educate each other?

This question may end up being too vague and flawed in several ways, so I am taking a risk, but I think it is something of general value, and I'll try to limit the scope, so please give it a chance. I ...
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Enforcing standard practices onto a self-taught project owner

I currently have engaged myself on a not-yet-serious-enough game project owned by my partner. Although it is not going as strongly as I wish, I myself am a trained dev, did my years at school and went ...
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Should I list incomplete high school and incomplete undergrad on my resume or job applications (and if so, how)?

I have a PhD. What I don't have is a high school diploma, a bachelor's degree, nor a master's degree. Due to family stuff when I was younger, I dropped out of high school in 11th grade after already ...
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Do I need to mention unfinished university degree on my resume?

After graduating high school, I enrolled at university to study subject A. But due to a combination of things (major health issues, family problems, isolation and no support) I didn't perform as well ...
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What master's degree is recommended to study at a university for establishing a start-up after learning computer science? [closed]

I studied for 3 years computer science at a relatively good university, and at the same time I have several years of experience with broad and deep knowledge in many fields on the subject. I am a ...
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How to explain above average PhD time in a job interview

After six years, I recently finished my PhD, while the average in the field is 3.5 to four years. Personally, I think it is mostly my supervisors fault by letting me work on irrelevant tasks and poor ...
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How to list a degree and related certificate from 2 different universities in the same system?

I completed a bachelor's degree from University A. This was an interdisciplinary program where students could choose from specializations in different fields like graphic design, computer animation, ...
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Educational Materials with Continued Education

Long story short I decided to continue my education and pay for it myself after watching upper management repeatedly gripe about how SHE (not the company) paid for a disliked coworker's degree. We ...
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Listing graduation date for a non-traditional student

I had to take a few years off from my degree program (Bachelors) due to financial problems. In that time, I got a full time job in the industry I majored in. I'm completing the degree this semester. I'...
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what are some volunteering opportunities for Electrical Engineers?

I am a recent graduate in 2020 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and I have been searching for a job for about 6 hours a day for the past 5 months. I am in the US and if this trend continues I ...
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What educational qualification/work experience do we need to join engineering/R&D at German automobile giants?

This might be a serious off-topic question, but I could find no more suitable site on SE for posting up this question (I had expected atleast a site on automobiles!). I'm an engineering aspirant ...
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Can a company change a policy and enforce it like this? [closed]

If an organization offers an online education policy as a perquisite (after being employed for a certain period) and the policy states that it's free for the employees if they opt-in and they'll have ...
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Is finishing my CS degree critical to being employable as a web developer if I already have good experience and an internship? [closed]

I have an ongoing internship on an agile web development team at a company in the top 50 on the Fortune 500 list and I've learned great skills and knowledge there such as React, Typescript, and Git. ...
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Did I lie on my resume by not mentioning I didn't complete my degree?

On my resume I list my education under a section called "education". I do not mention the word "qualification" and I do not mention my grades. I list them in the following format: Course - ...
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Am I a douche for quitting my job? [closed]

So, let's start. For the last 2 years I've been working as web developer in this X company. Let me go back to how I got my job and my relations to certain people there. It was back in early 2018 when ...
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How to professionally handle being asked about A-level grades (University entry) despite having a Masters?

As the title suggests, I have a Masters in my field and a relatively unrelated Bachelors degree. A-levels are the exams you take here in the UK in order to get into University in the first place, and ...
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Should I do a Master's degree if I am already employed in the field? [closed]

I am very torn about whether to take the plunge to do a Master's degree. I graduated a few years ago with BSc in Maths which I didn't particularly enjoy, only the statistics and programming courses. I ...
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Affordable path to getting a degree online related to web dev? [closed]

I have a lot of skills in web development but without having a degree it's been difficult to get a web dev job. Pretty sure I've got a ceiling in my current job making about 50k (basically a data ...
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Should I mention my program change on my resume?

I am currently adjusting my resume to a position that I hope to work towards over the upcoming school year. I had spent two years in one program and then over this summer I decided to change my ...
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Is it worth getting a CS degree if I already have another (unrelated) one? [closed]

I am employed as a software developer, and currently have a few years of work experience in that role. I have a bachelor's degree in a field not related to CS (Linguistics). I'm also currently 2 ...
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How do I list my HSED on my resume

I have a HSED (high school equivalency diploma) which is slightly different from a GED. When I got my HSED 2 years ago, the instructor said it was closer to a high school diploma than a GED. Should ...
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Abbreviation for bachelor's degree with minor

When describing the degree one has obtained or is pursuing (for example in an email signature), is there a way to include information about a minor in a cleanly abbreviated manner? For example, ...
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What is the best way to motivate your peers to "go read up about it" vs. explaining them everything at that instant?

We have many cases where colleagues with different experience levels are in a meeting and discussing potential software design(s). And another set of engineers who don't "get it" and would rather ...
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Inflated grade on resume at previous job, might former employer tell new employer?

I’m 24 years old and have just landed an offer for my dream job. I sailed through the interview process and the company were extremely impressed with my experience and performance during the process....
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Will job offer be rescinded after education check due to unfinished degree? [closed]

I recently signed an offer letter with a company for a sales position. I have a Bachelors listed on my resume, but the position did not require it, only listed a Bachelors as preferred. I filled out ...
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EU Blue Card Application with BA Degree for Software Developer

I hope everyone is doing well and healthy. I have a query regarding the Blue Card Application. Recently I have received a Job offer from a German company with a salary of Euro 58K, and I have only a ...
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I am having great difficulty with Calculus in college and I want to know if I should start looking at other options [closed]

Firstly, I apologize if this is off-topic here. I looked in the help center and I didn't see anything that specifically said questions relating to education were off-limits here. I want to know if I ...
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Why didn't they find that much knowledge in me? [closed]

I am a software developer with 5+years of work experience. My background is that I am a not a engineering graduate. But I started my career as a developer trainee and then after 1 year itself, they ...
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Putting future classes on my CV

I am applying to grad school in Spain right now and looking for some advice. I will be moving in Feb. to take a Spanish course. However, my grad school application is due in Jan. I'm wondering if it's ...
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Inform an applicant that the for-profit school they went to failed them?

A recent discussion I had reminded me of an event in the past. I have always wondered if I should have said something to the students. I was looking to hire an entry level IT tech and turned to the ...
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Will listing my major GPA instead of my cumulative GPA on my resume cause problems?

So I just started working in an admin position in a financial office and I think I may have slipped up. I listed my major gpa on my resume as just (GPA:#.#) as I had been under the impression that ...
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Do I need to convey to foreign recruiters that the education I received from a Catholic university was in no way religious?

I am french and attended a private university in France for my college education. I currently have a Masters in Computer Science from this university and also worked there for two years as an adjunct ...
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Is my unrelated Master's degree worth anything if I want to get into software development? [closed]

I completed my MS in Geochemistry from a recognized university in Canada. I have been working in my field for the past year, and in short, I really don't enjoy what I do. I am now trying to evaluate ...
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Do people actually list the name of the school (within a university) on their resume? [closed]

I came across this blog post about the Harvard Extension School which says Every student and alumnus at Harvard identifies with the school he or she is affiliated with. And, like it or not, “...
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When to give notice if leaving complex role to begin grad school? [duplicate]

I've had a job for a few years now but want to leave it to begin graduate studies. When's best to give notice? I don't think the traditional wisdom of "2 weeks notice" makes sense in this case because ...
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Tell my boss the reason I want to stay part-time is because I need to finish school before I move & leave the job?

This summer I'm working at a paid internship. As I've performed very well, my employer wants to hire me full time (this pipeline is the reason the company hires interns), but knows I'm going back to ...
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How do I indicate on my CV that I took a semester off studying to work fulltime?

How should I include in my CV that I deferred from university for in the middle of my undergraduate degree to work-full time? Should I leave a gap in my education years? Or should I just say the ...
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How to put BSc (Hons) degree I did in just a year in my CV

Usually people study 3 or 4 years at university to get a bachelors degree. I started studying bachelors in computer science and passed first 3 semesters in 1.5 years at country X. Moved to UK and ...
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Can't get into the academy - how else can I reach my career goals? [closed]

My friend would like to become a chef in India. The formal way to achieve this is to get an education at a culinary academy. My friend tried this, but unfortunately he was not able to clear the exam. ...
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Should I say I have a Bachelor Degree when actually my degree is another one?

In my country, there are two kinds of undergraduate degrees (Bachelors and Technologic). My degree is currently the latter one, but it is basically the same curriculum of a Bachelor in Computer ...
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Is it appropriate to ask an employee to do some overtime when receiving courses?

I work for a Eastern-European branch of a large company within IT industry. From time to time we benefit from paid by company courses (on-site or online) from various sources. Sometimes these courses ...
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Need help refining a role approach

I had an informational interview for a position, in which it was determined I was not a great fit, but we identified two other roles where I would potentially be a good match. One of the roles would ...
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Lied on resume about obtaining a Bachelor degree

I put on my resume that I obtained a Bachelor degree at an University but in fact I enrolled and didn't complete my bachelor there. Now I know they will run a background check and will see that I ...
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Should I list my MPS degree on my resume?

In May, I will have a Master of Professional Studies in Informatics with a concentration in web development. The college is an accredited state university. I'm currently unemployed and seeking work ...
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How can I, as an uneducated person from Lithuania, become employed in space exploration industry? [closed]

I am very well aware that Stack Exchange discourages personal and opinion-based questions that will likely be useful to no one except the original poster. However, I know for a fact that there are ...
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