Where to put CRE Cert on Resume

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I recently completed a Cornell CRE cert, where should I put it on my resume. I was thinking under education under undergrad, but people I've talked to said that's misrepresenting it by putting it there. It clearly says "Commercial Real Estate Certificate" with the time period (3 months). Any thoughts, friends have told me people from the school that graduated undergrad/grad from Cornell would be offended I put it under my education.

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Comments (11)

Dec 24, 2018

I don't necessarily agree, it's from the school and using the name because it's prestigious but I also completed the certificate program.

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Dec 24, 2018

As long as you clearly state is was a certificate program, no harm in adding it under your undergraduate education line

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Dec 24, 2018

and do you think it's misleading saying it's "Cornell University, X Business School, Commercial Real Estate Certificate". They said it was acceptable through the program (eCornell)

Dec 24, 2018

Yes that would be misleading IMO, you didn't go to Cornell's business school. I would put something like Cornell Certificate in CRE - eCornell Program. Don't act like you actually took classes at Cornell unless you did. I saw a guy on linkedin change the university that appears under his name to Cornell after doing a certificate program there...looks pretty silly when you scroll down and realize he didn't actually go to Cornell

If, for example, you do the UCLA Extension and take a few classes in person and a few online, I think it would be acceptable to use something like what you wrote above.

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Dec 31, 2018

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Dec 31, 2018

On a side note, do programs like these help candidates trying to break in stand out?

Dec 24, 2018

I'm looking at commercial brokerage right now then transitioning to development. It's come up in conversations, some people think it's impressive. I usually explain it during the conversation as something else I'm doing, showing innovative to sign up for programs outside of undergrad education. Especially since I didn't have an RE/Finance background (which is why I'm doing this).

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Dec 31, 2018

I think it's impressive, wish you all the best.

Jan 1, 2019

How helpful/useful did you find the eCornell Program to be?