Seth Godin recently reminded us that many companies are doing the intelligent thing: reimbursing employees for educational expenses. As Seth points out in his blog post,
The math here is compelling: if an employee spends the time and effort to learn something, it not only benefits the employee (who gets to keep that knowledge and perspective forever) but it helps the organization as well.
Over time, companies either find smart staff or they fall behind.seths.blog/your-boss-will-pay-for-it/
Our fully online MA in Sustainable Design program is designed to let you continue to work at your job while working on your degree. You can take one or two courses a semester, depending on what works best for you.
If you intend to work while earning your MA, ask your employer if tuition reimbursement is available to you. If you’re looking for a job, consider screening potential employers based on whether or not they support educational expenses — besides being a benefit for you, it speaks volumes about what they think is important.
Which companies reimburse for educational expenses? A scan of companies that provide such information suggests that policies differ wildly, so you’ll have to ask. Here’s the list of companies that provide some level of reimbursement that Seth Godin provides in his blog:
Acuity, Adobe, Aetna, Airbnb,Amazon, Ann Taylor, Anthem, Apple, Applied Materials, Asurion, AT&T
Banana Republic, Bank of America, BestBuy, Boeing, BP, Bristol Myers Squibb
Capital One, Centene, Charles Schwab, Chevron, Chipotle, Chobani, Cisco, Citrix, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Continental
Dell EMC/Software, Deloitte, Disney, Dropbox
Ebay, Edelman, Ernest & Young
Gap, Garmin, GE, GEICO, Genentech, Google
Hallmark Cards, HBO, Hill Holliday, Home Depot, Hubspot, Hyundai Motor America
Johnson & Johnson
Kaiser Permanente, KIND, Kiva, KPMG
NBA, Nokia, Novartis, Nvidia
Ogilvy, Optum (part of United Health), Oracle, Orlando Magic NBA
Patagonia, Pernod Ricard, PNC Financial Services Group, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Proctor & Gamble
Raytheon, Red Hat, Reddit
Sam’s Club, Sargent & Lundy, Scholastic, Scotiabank, Shell, Siemens AG, Slack, Smukers, Starbucks
T-Mobile, Target, TELUS, The Kraft Heinz Company, Ticketmaster
UBS, United Health Group, United States Air Force, UPS
Walmart, Walt Disney World, Wayfair, Wells Fargo, Whirlpool, Whole Foods