Christine O’Donnell, the Republican nominee for Senate in Delaware, has further problems with her resume. She claims on her Linkedin page to have taken a course at the well-known Oxford University in Emgland. Well, not quite. What she actually took was a course from Phoenix University, a well-knwon for-profit school, at Oxford. Phoenix rented space from Oxford University. Phoenix U. had a summer program at Oxford in 2001. See report.
She also claims to have taken a course at the prestigious Claremont Graduate University in California. Well, perhaps not. Claremont Graduate University has no record that she attended the school at any time. But, a Claremont Institute, a conservative think-tank did award Ms. O’Donnell a fellowship in 2002. Claremont Institute is not connected to the much better known Claremont University. Claremont Institute is also located in Claremont, California.
It was just a few weeks ago that we learned that Ms. O’Donnell had claimed for years to have graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University. But, she actually only received her degree on Sept. 1, 2010.
The problem with padding a resume is that it stays with you. You may think it will help get a particular job or position. But, it becomes difficult later to leave those bogus qualifications behind when you later move on to some other job.