Any new shoot that comes out of the soil has to face hardships to gain a strong foothold. Almeda University is no exception. Almeda, with its unique 'life experience degrees' has created quite a stir in the industry since its inception in 1997.
Oh ok, is not this the Almeda University who has been bad-mouted a lot in the media and on the internet through various forums and Wikipedia? Yes, it is. Want to know some hardcore facts? Read on.
What's the Hype About?
Well, the hype is all about Almeda University offering degrees to its students. Is not that what a university is supposed to do? So what's the hype for? Interesting question and a highly practical one!
Practical? Of Course! The hype is all about practicality. The hype is all about going the yet untraded path.
Facts about Almeda University
Contrary to what you may read elsewhere, here is a list of simple facts which should serve as an eye-opener. These facts should also assist you in deciding whether Almeda University is your neighborhood 'diploma mill' or a proper institution run by professionals.
For starters, the intake age is between 35 and 54, with the average Almeda graduate standing tall at 41 years of age. I am prepared to bet on it that you did not know this simple fact – because it has been conspicuously kept from you. Why?
For it blatantly means that Almeda degrees are not for everyone – they are designed for a very specific clientele in mind. And that clientele is such that it poses no threat to Almeda's competitors.
The word 'practical' is of consequence – it is the only word of essence to what Almeda does. You are given a degree based on your actual 'practical' experience – not your theoretical knowledge. Your skills are assessed not words but you are required to prove your skills.
And this 'practical' experience is recognized by means of awarding you a 'degree'. To show the world that yes, you have the practical experience required for some jobs. That is why Almeda degrees are not accepted in public sector jobs.
Hold it! Yes, that is another fact hidden from you by the critics, and you are made aware of it in a way which makes you feel Almeda does not want you to know it. Quite contrarily, Almeda clearly states on its website that Almeda degrees are not for any and everyone and that these degrees are invalid for public sector jobs – but the critics lash out at Almeda saying that these degrees do not work with public sector jobs.
Think about it, they make it sound like that's a bad thing; they make it sound as if Almeda hides this piece of information from you. In reality, it does not.
I would suggest, and you may not be able to counter my suggestion – if you have ANY hunch regarding Almeda, let the solution come straight from the horse's mouth rather than hearing …