According to Josh Mandel’s official biography on the Ohio Treasurer’s website:
Treasurer Mandel holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Ohio State University, a Law Degree from Case Western Reserve University, and completed the Investment Decisions & Behavioral Finance program at Harvard University.
So this program at Harvard must be pretty special for Mandel to have included it on his resume, right?
mmm… not so much.
According to their website, the program is an “intensive two-day seminar” that costs $4000 to attend.
So why would the Treasurer of the State of Ohio list a 2 day seminar on his resume?
Maybe it’s because his actual education provided him zero experience that would qualify him for his job.
Any hiring manager reviewing his resume would have quickly tossed it in the trash after seeing only an undergrad degree from OSU in Journalism and Communications and a two day seminar in finance in addition to his law degree.
A two day seminar, even at Harvard, does NOT equate to a degree in finance or even to real world experience. Josh has neither. Josh knows his experience doesn’t qualify him to be responsible for managing Ohio’s investments so he’s chosen to pad his resume to make it look like he does.
So yes, Josh Mandel did “go” to Harvard – for 2 days. If that’s all it takes to put something on your resume, then I’ve got ALL KINDS of qualifications I have been failing to list for years…