My degree is real!

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Sanford Fine, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. Sanford Fine

    Sanford Fine New Member

    I have a legitimate degree from Clayton University in Clayton Missouri
    in before 2007 I worked for Grant Thornton.who paid for me to obtain my Bachelors Degree. They were the 8th largest Accounting firm in The United States. a chief partner of the firm met with Gene Stone President and officially approved my degree activity. Clayton University required me to obtain a 120 hour credit curriculum and allocated 2 years of credits for my life experience.
    2 years after I enrolled I degree and Grant Thornton officially logged me into their directory of partners and managers.
    World acclaimed accounting firms are under great scrutiny and above reproach. all of this is legitamite and I had to work hard to obtain this degree.
    feel free to contact. me with questions
    Stan Fine
  2. GregWatts

    GregWatts Active Member

    "World acclaimed accounting firms are under great scrutiny and above reproach".

  3. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    Well, congratulations, I guess (but what exactly is your point)?
  4. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

  5. Garp

    Garp Active Member

    Trying to convince us or yourself?
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  6. Acolyte

    Acolyte Active Member

    Was this in response to something? If t helps any, I believe you. I’ve taken community college classes that were better than university classes, there are for-profit and unaccredited programs that can teach you far more than a big university could in specific areas- any actual “education” one receives or doesn’t receive is hard to quantify through accreditation or school reputation alone. I have always believed that the greater part of all formal educational opportunities are opportunities to self-educate, especially for adult learners. I’m sure you took advantage of a particular opportunity and made the most of it. It’s probably frustrating and disheartening when the work you put in is devalued because “official structures” and powers that be don’t recognize that opportunity as “legitimate “. But assuring the quality and academic rigor of any given program is the function that those structures were specifically developed for, and often very legitimate learning opportunities fall outside of their purview, but you can’t have it both ways, either. If you want a recognized education you have to pick a program that falls under the auspices of those structures, if not, then you have to be confident enough and happy with the opportunity you pursued.
  7. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    This looks like a bit of a troll thread? No question being asked just a strange assertion. Sanford Fine, were you hoping to get into some kind of argument or what was your goal?
  8. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    There is no better way to make people think you don't have a real degree than to just go on a rant about how you have a real degree without any sort of prompting.

    Works with a lot of other stuff, too.

    Next time you're at the supermarket just yell "I am not a registered sex offender!" See where people's minds immediately go.

    Now, if someone accused you of having a fake degree and you came here to vent, that's cool. But if this was a legit defense against an attack no one launched you're probably just going to get the internet forum version of confused stares.
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  9. Acolyte

    Acolyte Active Member

    I read this thread and I wonder if this is what the original poster was responding to. It references degree mills and unaccredited institutions named, "Clayton." Maybe they felt the need to let everyone know that there were some legitimate learning opportunities at the particular institution that they attended?
  10. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    What you say could be true.

    I'll respond to that in the vein of Neuhaus's brilliant post. In that case it would be like you're at the supermarket and yell "I am not a registered sex offender!" because three years ago someone at the supermarket accused you of being a registered sex offender.
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  11. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    Someone is trolling, anyone who takes that amount of effort to "justify" their education with no provocation is a bit suspect and not worth paying much attentions too. Moving on . . . squirrel!

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