SCPD Graduate Certificates (online, part-time from Stanford Center for Professional Development)

Google Adm Ackbar
Sep 23 16 Comments

Ignoring cost of tuition - 2/3 covered by Google - and personal life satisfaction aside - too subjective - is it worth completing some certificates to acquire solid technical skills and develop one's career?

I have rigorous B.S. in STEM, although not from a top 3 school. Not applying to competitive MS due to mediocre GPA and lack of recommendation letters.

Suggestions? (Multiple options selectable, as I live near Palo Alto, if that matters, and can commit years of free time outside the regular day job.)

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    Brahmann

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    Brahmannmore
    I enrolled in one of the AI course but couldn't continue due to high cost. The course is solid and would recommend.
    Sep 23 7
    • Cisco NnMk28
      Interesting. My company offers $10k a year on education
      Sep 23
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      Brahmann

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      Brahmannmore
      What's your TC?
      Sep 23
    • Cisco NnMk28
      180 0yoe
      Sep 23
    • Google Adm Ackbar
      OP
      Similar at Google, with up to $12k annually of reimbursement toward continuing education
      Sep 23
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      Brahmann

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      Brahmannmore
      I wish Twitter had that benefit. I could have continued with my course.
      Sep 23
  • Google nanithefu
    Take courses, get A+'s and then get those profs to write recos. This is well documented in some of the internal scpd groups
    Sep 23 2
    • Google Adm Ackbar
      OP
      Do NDO/SCPD students have the chance to interact with faculty in person? I would like to visit campus if possible
      Sep 23
    • Cisco NnMk28
      Can you just sneak into lecture? I don’t think anyone would check it.

      Assuming you signed up for an online version but still want to come to class
      Sep 23
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    Brahmann

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    Brahmannmore
    What's your TC?
    Sep 23 1
  • Cisco NnMk28
    Follow
    Sep 23 1
    • Oracle larry_off
      For people like you commenting “Follow” blind invented a feature called “Follow this post” instead of commenting “Follow” that looks like a notification icon on top of every goddamn post.
      Sep 23
  • Spcd is over priced crap
    Sep 23 0

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