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Post Graduation Learning
I'm starting to think ahead to some things I want to work on after I graduate.  I was looking for advice on what would be most beneficial regarding learning that I do post-graduation - especially in regards to employment.

I'm currently an Administrative Coordinator at a cultural organization/non-profit.  Later this year, I'd like to transition into the creative arts industry and particularly classical music.  I don't know exactly what I want to do as far as a job role, but I do want to work behind the scenes in administration/event planning somehow.  I don't currently foresee myself pursuing a master's degree, although y'all are certainly inspirational!  

There are a few music courses I'm interested in through EdX or Coursera.  Would it be more beneficial to me to pay for the official certificate for those classes or just audit them for free?  Also, is there any value in their professional certificates?

I was also thinking about taking a couple general business classes.  Would it matter as far as employers go whether I audited those classes, got a certificate for them, or took them for credit?  Are those things employers would care about and I should pay for the credit bearing courses or does it not matter and I can just take the free versions?

CLEP - A&I Lit, US History 1, US History 2, West Civ 1, Intro Sociology, American Lit, Humanities, Soc. Sci & History, English Lit
Sophia - Intro to Info Tech, Art History 1, Visual Communications, Managing Conflict, Building Effective Teams
Study - Personal Finance, Comm 120, Math 97, Bus 121, Lib Sci 101, Eng 104, Nutrition 101, Eng 105, His 108, Pol. Sci 102, Earth Sci 104, His 308, Bus 313, His 102, Eng 305, His 105, His 106, His 306, Geometry 101, Bus 324, Com 102
Institutes - Insurance Ethics
TESU - Cornerstone, Music History 2 TECEP, LIB Capstone
I can't answer your question because I know that employers aren't very good at verifying things. My thinking is that anyone can say that he or she audited a MOOC. How can we prove that the person watched all the videos and did the assignments? How do we know that the person understood the material?
PhD (in progress)
Masters and Graduate Certificate
AAS, AS, BA, and BS
Intro Psych 70, US His I 64, Intro Soc 63, Intro Edu Psych 70, A&I Lit 64, Bio 68, Prin Man 69, Prin Mar 68
Life Dev Psych 62, Fund Coun 68, Intro Comp 469, Intro Astr 56, Env & Hum 70, HTYH 456, MIS 451, Prin Sup 453, HRM 62, Bus Eth 458
Int Alg, Coll Alg
4 credits
Fed Inc Tax, Sci of Nutr, Micro, Strat Man, Med Term, Pub Relations
Sys Analysis & Design, Programming, Cyber
Intro to Comm, Microbio, Acc I
Macro, Intro to Fin, Man Acc

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