When filling out professional profiles, like my oDesk profile, I always have trouble when it comes to the certifications part. I don’t have any “official” certifications and know little about getting them. Then today I came across a press release from the Word-of-Mouth Marketing Association that said they are offering an online certificate program.
The part that caught my eye: Students have the option to take the program at a significantly reduced price.
The release says the program costs WOMMA members $395 and non-members $550. But students can participate for only $125.
That’s such a price difference, and I’m wondering what others think about the value of certificate programs like WOMMA’s. If it’s really something employers and others like to see, I might consider doing this or something similar within the next couple of months (before I graduate) so I can get the student discount.
So, what do you think? Is being certified in something worth the cost, especially for students?