Official University Certificate for $200 (best quality deal)

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Life Long Learning, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. Life Long Learning

    Life Long Learning Active Member

    This Certificate is the best $200 deal EE Certificate program anywhere. I just received an official letter and Certificate in an official University Arkansas degree cover. Way cool! The best deal I have seen regardless of Certificate price. I have done Certificate programs from $0 to $26,000. Harvard makes you buy a degree cover. Rutgers School of Business gives you a degree cover for free but that is the only other one that I have attended. Many universities will not even let you purchase one. It seems about only about half the colleges will. Arkansas is free and part of the package.

    This is not a one-day Certificate program. Three parts are fast, but the one piece of reading Atlas Shrugged took me a while. I am not a fast reader, and fiction stories are not my thing. All books and videos are FREE online. I also download an Atlas Shrugged Teachers Guide free. I read the Cliff Notes for free online too.

    The Free To Choose: The Original 1980 TV Series with Milton Friedman was my favorite part and the last of the four parts!

    Wes Kemp, the Executive in Residence and Adjunct Instructor in the Walton College of Business, I emailed 12-20 times. He was amazingly fast at replying and a very nice gentleman.

    See the attached Certificate, letter, and cover.

    Certificate for the Study of Capitalism
    Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas

    Attached Files:

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  2. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Indeed, an impressive certificate.
    A great example of how the certificates should be awarded.
    Classy and respectful.
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  3. sideman

    sideman Active Member

    Does this now make you an official razorback? But seriously, this was a good find.
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  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    So much for the "Marxist professor" stereotype!
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    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Good find, but I have to pass. Too many certs on my resume look like I am a collector.
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  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    OK - but nobody says you have to put them all on your resume. If you want the knowledge, you can take a couple hundred of them, if you have the time and can afford it. You could even select the most appropriate few for each individual resume you file. It's like picking a shirt and tie to wear to the interview.

    And I realize you're required to let schools you apply to know about all degree programs you've attended - but no school stipulates that same rule about ALL certificates --- do they?
  7. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    That IS a good-looking certificate, and a great deal. Not for everyone though: if I had to read Atlas Shrugged I want THEM to pay ME money.
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  8. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    You should livestream your face while you read it. I'd watch. ;)
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  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    At the graduate level, some of them don't even need that. I had credit from eight schools (uh, I think) by the time I finished my Bachelor's at Charter Oak, and no gradate school to which I ever applied ever needed more than the one from Charter Oak itself.
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  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    If you were stacking course credits toward your Charter Oak degree - and not actually enrolled in a specific degree program at each of the eight-or-so schools ... could this have made a difference in what info was required, Steve?
  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I don't think so, as I was degree seeking at... uh... at least three of them before I got to Charter Oak.

    I had an unusually circuitous undergraduate career.
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I congratulate you on it. They say experience is the best teacher - and you managed to get lots. :)
  13. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    A little more than I might have preferred! But I'm passing down what I learned about the process to the next generation, so at least there's that.
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  14. Life Long Learning

    Life Long Learning Active Member

    The key is Wes is a former CEO and businessman, not a typical US "Marxist professor."
  15. Life Long Learning

    Life Long Learning Active Member

    The cool thing about being older is you do not care what others think of you.
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  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    You'd better learn to care, then. At 77, I have to be constantly aware of people - mostly middle-aged ,who should know better - who never miss an opportunity to act as though I'm senile or deaf. They talk condescendingly, as if to a child, play "jolly-the-old-fart-along," holler explanations of the simplest things that don't need one --etc. Mean sh*!!y people are everywhere - including banks. Thank goodness I finally have a respectable amount of money. Made one banking outfit that offended me wince a little, when I took my money down the street. It felt SO good I could hardly stand it!

    Another thing I do, to forestall criticism. I take care to dress better than I ever did before. I've a good eye for color, etc. (I studied it, right after I retired - for photography reasons) and I know how to get most of what I wear for nearly nothing. I have way more clothes (of better quality) than I wore to an office job for all those years. People notice that -- and they say something nice, for a change. I like that.

    Yeah - I DO care what people think of me. And how they talk to me. When I'm dead -- not so much probably.
  17. Life Long Learning

    Life Long Learning Active Member

    USAA bank is not an issue. I gave up local banks years ago. I dress down and my wife often does as it saves us money. Once in Vegas and young a clerk in a $$$ shop in the hotel looked at us (aka poor) and did not want to help so we left. Saved me $$. Having a respectable amount of money means I have many choices.

    Like Purdue University President Mitch Daniels speech mear words do not offend me.
  18. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Indeed it does. I find the same; these days, I have to find most of those choices via my computer and Jeff Bezos. I have found it is possible to construct an exact clone of a Fender Stratocaster guitar, with all parts bought from Internet sources. I wonder when we'll each get to build our own Buick?

    Never, until I reached a few years past 65, did I have to worry about discrimination. Suddenly, I had three strikes against me. I was an OLD-WHITE-MAN. Talk about despised minorities! I've found methods to deal with it, but man - what a surprise! I'm thinking a T-shirt here: "STRAIGHT OUTTA NURSING HOME."

    LearningAddict, I wish you well: Go downtown and find your learning "connection." Then find a safe place to uh - you know, "get your learn on." I hope you have an absolutely smokin' time inhaling information and wake up um - crackling with new ideas and a sharp certificate. ....But please - don't O.D. :)
  19. Life Long Learning

    Life Long Learning Active Member

    This is the best time in history for higher education and lifelong learning. You can attend schools online in almost every nation. I can attend community colleges and universities cheaper out-of-state than in my own state. I can find obscure programs and classes by a keyboard. I wish I had this much opportunity when I was young.

    I loved the "STRAIGHT OUTTA NURSING HOME.":) That was funny!

    I could care less if I ever went downtown or to a shopping mall again. In some ways, the current situation is very liberating.
  20. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Obviously, a lot of people feel the same way. Malls here look like the former East Germany. Nearest one to me is open fewer hours, masked-up, no seating and with a dozen newly-empty stores that gave up. More empties to come, probably. You could fire a cannon down the halls. No injuries.

    I'm going to miss them when they're absolutely gone, as they no doubt will be. I'll miss them for psychological reasons I think - not economic ones. If you're the type who gets lonely easily, (as I am) it's good to have people around, even if you don't know them. There are some kinds of merchandise I need to see, feel and touch though - clothes, shoes, musical instruments - hope some trad. channels survive for those. North Americans shopped without malls long ago - and for people out of range of the stores, instead of the internet there was the catalogue and the post office. Everything old will be new again. Nil sub sole novum.
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