Thursday, January 5, 2012

Five Secret Tricks to Boast of Your Degrees Earned Online on Facebook


Facebook has surfaced as an alternative and virtual social platform where we can mix and mingle with each other and go social without hampering our working life. Have you ever envied your friends who have completed their graduation or higher studies from a regular college and posted that status update on Facebook? Have you ever cursed your hectic working life for not giving you that time space for pursuing a degree or diploma that you have long aspired for? If so, here is a chance for you to brag about your own achievements too. A lot of colleges and universities are offering now online degrees. Many of these degrees are accelerated and low-cost in nature and if you can earn a degree online (and that too within 8-9 months) that is equivalent to those on-campus degrees; you can also ignite envy of others on Facebook. Here are some secret tips to do that.

Educational Status Update: You have noticed the Education and Work subsection in the Info section of your Facebook profile. While you start pursuing an online degree, update that section and see what happens next. Your friends and acquaintances would start asking you the cost and other aspects of that course. Now is your turn to let them know the advantages of the e-degree, the low-cost compared to the on-campus degree etc.

Celebrate Your Achievements: Facebook is the best place in the virtual world to show your friends and acquaintances whenever you reach a new milestone. Online colleges do not confer certificates to the successful students amidst hundreds of people who are nonchalant about that matter. After completing your online criminal justice degree or something, just post status update like, 'I have just passed XYZ course from XYZ online college'. Take pleasure in getting flooded with congratulatory messages and wishes. It's your time for rejoicing.

Guerilla Boasting: Just go to a friend's photo album where he or she has shared pictures of his university convocation seminar. Congratulate your friend and add that you have also earned a degree online and you know what it feels like. However, if you can get a scope for mentioning the low-cost and the flexibility of the course, do that. You will find many people are trying to know more about these online degree programs which is in a way enriching your profile status.

Add Honorific: When you get post-graduated from an online college or something, add an honorific before your name such as 'Master' or 'PhD'. This will automatically reflect your achievements and you will find people suddenly getting inquisitive about you. Is this what you have craved for long?

Take Part in Discussions: However, you should not blatantly brag but be modest in your tone and approach. Take part in active discussions and show them how you have benefitted from the virtual degree. Encourage others to ask you questions and patiently answer each and every question and get social. Remember, barefaced bragging would reach you nowhere. Learn to become a part of the online community.

If you are still dreaming about pursuing higher studies, it's time to wake up. Online degrees can be easily pursued online without impeding your working life. Just go on the web and find out more. Alternatively, log in to your FB account and you will surely discover someone in your friend list who is either pursuing or has already completed this higher studies online and who is just like you, working somewhere.