Taking a class from a Harvard extension school does not justify writing Harvard in your LinkedIn bio and misleading ppl who only read the top of your bio 👎

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Same goes for people who claim to have an mba from Harvard Business School because they did the leadership development program.

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I have an MBA in HBR case studies, thanks to Harvard publishing!

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Preach! 🙌🏻

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Do you feel threatened by this? How does this affect you? Seems like you are a little bit self conscious

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Harvard extension School is less than community college. It’s basically a sign up sheet. What a disgrace

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Douche who went to University of Alabama with me took an international class, lists his education as "Université Paris-Sorbonne" 🙄 Also calls himself a "Management Consultant" at IBM 😏

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Who cares?

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As a team lead who does a lot of interviewing, I find this incredibly frustrating. My HR team and I have become quite proficient at weeding these out at the CV stage, but the occasional one slips through to interview - where they are then inevitably found out. If someone is prepared to misrepresent something so trivial, I don’t trust their professional judgment enough to hire them

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Also I think it’s a pretty disrespectful and insecure thing to do. You’re kind of taking credit for other people’s accomplishment by equivocating

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This is so common it's hilarious.

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Same with job titles... know an internal auditor who put that he was a “strategy consultant” on his LinkedIn 🙄

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@p3, dude, they're international business MACHINES!

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SC1 I have seen that too! I know someone who was in Risk Assurance who said he was a strategy consultant. Yeah, okay....

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Lol are you lecturing us BCG1? Speaking of holier than thou. But no we're just commenting on people who misrepresent their education which is unethical and worthy of being made fun of

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I know a manager who just has Harvard University for his master's listed on our internal site for posting resume information. It was really the extension school....🙄

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I don’t think it’s elitist to be annoyed about people fundamentally misrepresentation get their education or experience. Obviously it doesn’t warrant more than an eye roll because it’s meaningless. But still annoying nonetheless .

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@bcg1 nah I’ve noticed even ppl at my firm doing I️t and I️t just aggravates me because I️t makes the firm look bad

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I have to say, the arrogance and holier than thou nature of this discussion is ridiculous. I could say wow a former Summer MBB knowledge analyst is now a consultant at an inferior non MBB. How dare they put BCG consultant on their linked in. Who gives a... grow up

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has anyone here enrolled in the harvard extension school? i’d like to ask some questions if you have.

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Anyone who can speak to their experience at Extension School? Example - Harvard Extension School? Seems like now with most classes being online anyway, better alternative with admissions and tuition.

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Anyone have taken certificate courses from Harvard Extension School? Are they worth the ‘Harvard’ name?

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Anyone doing management masters at Harvard Extension School? Can it take you places? What are the career opportunities?

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Are certs from Harvard Extension School worth the cost? Disregarding the intangible value “Harvard” brings on ur linked in profile?

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Any thoughts on getting a degree from Harvard Extension School? I’m thinking of getting a grad degree in Management Info Systems instead of getting an MBA

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Anyone who can share their experience with the Harvard Extension School?

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Has anyone taken one of those online executive courses, like the Harvard Extension School offers? Looking to use my $5k of tuition reimbursement and already have an MBA. Worth it? Best programs?

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What do people think of Harvard Extension School degrees? Looks like a cash cow to me with such a low bar for admissions.

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Anyone done, or know anyone, a graduate degree with Harvard Extension School? Everything says it’s a great program and really tough, but admittedly having hard time getting over the name.

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