If you ever wanted an Ivy League education on your resume without the Ivy League sticker price, there are a few ways to do it. But are these classes really worth the effort?
The answer is yes ... with some caveats.
In recent years, free and open online classes from colleges like Harvard and Yale have taken off as Ivy League schools seek to make some of their courses more accessible. Experts say these courses are starting to gain traction in the job market.
Completing a massive open online course (MOOC) or certificate shows an employer that a job candidate is motivated and curious — and that could potentially set them apart from other applicants, career experts said. But it won't necessarily land you a new job.
"It's still new, so it's not 100 percent respected by executives who are used to hiring people with similar education backgrounds, who went through the traditional route. But we're early on," said best-selling author and millennial career expert Dan Schawbel. "More and more companies are looking outside of traditional degrees for talent."
Students and recruiters agree: it's all about how you show what you've learned.