University Alliance Question

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by dwilson1979, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. dwilson1979

    dwilson1979 New Member

    I was looking at this website and noticed they have some certificate programs from Norte Dame and Tulane... I was just wondering are these worth getting to boost the resume a bit or just a waste of money? Thanks for any info. :)
  2. dlady

    dlady Active Member

    The Tulane mini-MBA (since renamed) was my entry point into DL in 2002~ish. I spent a good deal of money on three courses. They were very good, rigorously covered the material, and so on, and have done nothing for my credentials what-so-ever..

  3. lawrenceq

    lawrenceq Member

  4. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    My opinions:

    (1) Why go through a middleman? - go direct if possible - saves hassle later on in getting transcripts, asking questions, getting refunds, getting problems resolved, etc.

    (2) Take certificate courses because you want to learn something - I do not believe that certificates normally boost a resume - its what you can offer an employer that counts.
    That being said I did take a certificate course in failure analysis thru Cal Poly and occasionally list it in my resume if relevant to the job I'm bidding on. But I use what I learned in the course frequently.
  5. tomball

    tomball New Member

    Waste of hard earned money

    Waste of $$$$ - my 2 cents

    My thoughts:

    Bachelors - do not have one, GET ONE (RA)

    Masters - want one, try to stay focus on your long term goal, get the most bang for your $$ (Maybe an employer will pay most of the cost?)

    Doctors - Age/ROI (two key factors), if you want it badly - get one. (was it a long term goal?)

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