Ivy League Certifications? A second shot or a scam

Finance is getting more and more competitive making it hard to break into any field, especially when you don't have a target school on your resume.

Now, Ivy League schools like Columbia, Harvard, NYU, etc are offering certifications in finance, and while this may seem like a second chance at getting that prestigious name on your resume, it may have the opposite effect.

Multiple recruiters have said that this appears "desperate" and that having internship experience is 10000% more valuable.

What's your opinion? Is a 700$ certification from a target school a SCAM