#1
Question for my CV bitches. So there exist some sites (or at least one of them, I know Coursera) where you can do online university courses in various fields and from various universities; basically you follow lectures and make assignments (which get graded). Although most of them don't carry real credits from a university, you do have to hand in homework and sometimes make a test. If you pass all assignments you get a certificate.

If you had passed such a course with distinction, would you be able to put it on your CV granted that you have the certificate to prove it?
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Yep. At the very least you get a some sort of reference from the teacher.

Does the certificate with his signature on it count as a reference?
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Does the certificate with his signature on it count as a reference?


Don't think so. Pretty sure you have to contact the person and ask for them to be a reference and get their details, like a phone number in case someone asks in the future
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#5
I wouldn't. At most casually mention it in the interview to show you have interest in some area.
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I wouldn't. At most casually mention it in the interview to show you have interest in some area.

So the 6 hours per week for 10 weeks was just a joke?

edit: there are actually a shit ton of universities participating in this project. Mine were provided by the universities of Stanford and Washington.
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Does the certificate with his signature on it count as a reference?

Not sure, I've not actually taken one of these courses.

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I wouldn't. At most casually mention it in the interview to show you have interest in some area.

I think you're underestimating the value of these courses. They're definitely worth putting on your CV. They're modules run by actual professors from actual universities and you have to do actual work.
#8
Maybe mention it in a personal statement/personal interests section to show that you actively pursue further knowledge and skills etc.

But unless they can get in touch with the institution and verify your results etc. I doubt they'd accept it as an actual qualification.
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Maybe mention it in a personal statement/personal interests section to show that you actively pursue further knowledge and skills etc.

But unless they can get in touch with the institution and verify your results etc. I doubt they'd accept it as an actual qualification.

I get a certificate and they can see my online profile on the site with all the grades and courses I took.

Ofcourse it's nothing "major" I was just wondering as some of these topics extended my knowledge in certain subjects a lot and simply weren't available at my university.
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Maybe mention it in a personal statement/personal interests section to show that you actively pursue further knowledge and skills etc.

But unless they can get in touch with the institution and verify your results etc. I doubt they'd accept it as an actual qualification.

Yeah this. Certainly mention it on your CV, but you can't list it as a qualification.

Put it in a personal statement, or with information about other experience.
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Yeah this. Certainly mention it on your CV, but you can't list it as a qualification.

Put it in a personal statement, or with information about other experience.

Are you saying that my course in Neuroscience is not a qualification?
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Are you saying that my course in Neuroscience is not a qualification?

As I recall even the website says it isn't an official qualification.

Nevertheless though, if you put it is certified/created/marked by Professor X (as in whatever professor, Dr Xavier's School for the Gifted don't offer any courses unfortunately) of whatever institution hopefully people should see it's not just meaningless.
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As I recall even the website says it isn't an official qualification.

Nevertheless though, if you put it is certified/created/marked by Professor X (as in whatever professor, Dr Xavier's School for the Gifted don't offer any courses unfortunately) of whatever institution hopefully people should see it's not just meaningless.

Actually, Professor X is the chancellor of my university
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As I recall even the website says it isn't an official qualification.

Nevertheless though, if you put it is certified/created/marked by Professor X (as in whatever professor, Dr Xavier's School for the Gifted don't offer any courses unfortunately) of whatever institution hopefully people should see it's not just meaningless.

I was joking. I'm not a neuroscientist because I took an online course in it. I will just put it under the header: weird random shit I did.
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I was joking. I'm not a neuroscientist because I took an online course in it. I will just put it under the header: weird random shit I did.

I'd be impressed if I saw it on a CV, it shows independent learning, which is so important.
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Actually, Professor X is the chancellor of my university

God damn you. I'm graduating this year and I'd love to meet Patrick Stewart rather than some twat I don't know.

HOWEVER Martha Nussbaum is getting an honourary philosophy degree from my uni so I might get to meet her.
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I was joking. I'm not a neuroscientist because I took an online course in it. I will just put it under the header: weird random shit I did.


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