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    Grad party gift

    I am going to a graduation party tomorrow for one of my friends' parents who is graduating from University of Phoenix. I am pretty close with my friends' dad so its more like I have a friend graduating. My question is, what is the appropriate gift for someone in their late 40's graduating from an online University. Would it be the same as any other grad party, 20 bucks and a card? Case of beer? Has anyone been in this situation before?



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    Re: Grad party gift

    I'm graduating from an online program in December and in my late 30s. I am not expecting to even have a party, let alone get gifts. I'd be thrilled with a case of beer, frankly.

    I'm probably going to celebrate by ordering a pizza and drinking some brews by myself.


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    Re: Grad party gift

    Bottle of single malt.



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    Re: Grad party gift

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Bottle of single malt.
    Yes. But share it with him.



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    Re: Grad party gift

    A card asking why they got a degree from the University of Phoenix? I mean, not that employers see that on a resume and throw it away or anything...



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    Re: Grad party gift

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    A card asking why they got a degree from the University of Phoenix? I mean, not that employers see that on a resume and throw it away or anything...
    what?



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    Re: Grad party gift

    His current employer actually started to require a degree to be in the position he was already in, so the helped him pay for it



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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaStateClones View Post
    what?
    University of Phoenix online degree = worthless if you want any kind of real job. Most employers will throw away your resume if you list University of Phoenix as the primary. The obvious exception would be if recommended, but even then you better pray you never leave your job.



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    Re: Grad party gift

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    University of Phoenix online degree = worthless if you want any kind of real job. Most employers will throw away your resume if you list University of Phoenix as the primary. The obvious exception would be if recommended, but even then you better pray you never leave your job.
    Oh I figured that moat people who get a degree from UoP already have a degree. Isn't UoP expensive?



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    Re: Grad party gift

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    University of Phoenix online degree = worthless if you want any kind of real job. Most employers will throw away your resume if you list University of Phoenix as the primary. The obvious exception would be if recommended, but even then you better pray you never leave your job.
    And most people throw away the validity of any comments from a Vikings/Yankees fan.



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    Quote Originally Posted by HILLCYD View Post
    And most people throw away the validity of any comments from a Vikings/Yankees fan.
    This sounds an awful lot like a University of Phoenix grad. Or was Kaplan your thing? Maybe Vatterott?



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    Re: Grad party gift

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    University of Phoenix online degree = worthless if you want any kind of real job. Most employers will throw away your resume if you list University of Phoenix as the primary. The obvious exception would be if recommended, but even then you better pray you never leave your job.
    Really? What's the difference between getting it there or BV online or Upper Iowa online?

    I think I'd look into something like U of P before taking a class in a hotel conference room in Ankeny once a week because William Penn doesn't have any other place to meet. That's not a knock on William Penn's program, btw.



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    Re: Grad party gift

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    This sounds an awful lot like a University of Phoenix grad. Or was Kaplan your thing? Maybe Vatterott?
    Since you have worked for every HR dept for every company in the country, and obviously know everything, I will just say I disagree with your statements.

    I do however have a Masters from UoP and am gainfully employed.



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    Re: Grad party gift

    I respect anyone for advancing their education.



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    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    I respect anyone for advancing their education.
    Exactly.



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