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12/21/2020 at 07:29PM

Hello do you think this is a good honors and would it help my chances

Hello i am a sophomore and interested into the field of finance their are two online courses i want to take and they are know in the industry it is a wharton finance and wallstreet prep do you think that would be a good award and will that help my chances of admissions.

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12/23/2020 at 07:33AM[edited]

So online skill courses are highly overrated as they provide near zero benefit in admissions. The main thing they do is to essentially “verify” your interest in an activity when there is other and likely better ways of verifying it that’s also more impactful in admissions.

(Comment if you’d like an example.)

In essence even with a completion certificate there’s not much going for it as one of the hallmarks of a good thing on a application is success in a selective field (comment for an example). Essentially there’s no barrier to entry (besides pay and that’s even worse) so literally anyone can say they did it and saying you passed doesn’t mean much as the course is (from my understanding) something you do at your own pace.

I would like to note that there’s no con to doing it as a non application based thing as it can be useful for exploring finance but it’s not something that would be good on your application.

Hope this helps and feel free to comment if you’s like clarification as I’d be more than happy to help!

@DannyMD212/23/2020 at 01:44PM

Hello im on another account can you give me an example of a better way verifying better ways that will impact my admission

@DebaterMAX12/23/2020 at 04:18PM

Ah that’s fine. What I mean by verifying is that you show interest in a field of study like nursing would volunteer at hospitals and do other health related activities. For finance I’m admittedly not super knowledgeable about it but the ones I can think of is a personal project that you like a blog about finance or something like that or even an internship at a company where you deal with finance. Hope this helps.