Can a university name boost your future career?

Have you ever wondered whether your potential employer cares about what university you got your degree at? Recent surveys prove that they really pay attention to your university name and here is why.


Because of the fact that most graduate jobseekers lack in working experience and even proper knowledge, recruiters have to spend a lot of money on their training. Because of this reason employers try to establish partnerships with the leading universities to be sure that they hire well-qualified young people.

According to this year`s research, the top universities for graduate employability are:

  • Harvard University, US
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
  • University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Tsinghua University, China
  • Stanford University, US
  • University of California, Berkeley, US
  • University of California, Los Angeles, US
  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • University of Oxford, UK

However, often some graduates overestimate the power their university name being sure that it will settle everything. You should never forget that it is your deep knowledge that really matters. It goes without saying that a highly prestigious university name in your CV will undoubtedly attract your employer`s attention but your reputation will be ruined if you don`t show a high level of competence and knowledge.


A degree from a highly respected university is certainly advantageous. But can you believe that there are a lot of world-famous companies that don`t care about your degree at all and even don`t require it? Such big companies like Google, Whole Foods, Hilton, Publix, Apple, Home Depot and others can hire you provided that you are ready to do your utmost to learn all the skills that are necessary for a particular job. They value hands-on experience and on-the-job training a lot.


So, you don`t have to spend a lot of time, efforts, and money to get a diploma that, as some people believe, doesn`t define your career success. All you have to do is to be creative and extremely hardworking.

As far as you can see, this topic is very controversial. But it is up to you to decide in what way you want to develop your career path. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to be on the safe side and obtain a university degree.