When Carolyn Cooper learned about Chester Ludlow—GetEducated's pug dog mascot—being awarded an online MBA degree from Rochville University
, she again considered netting herself an advanced online business degree.
Cooper once toyed with the idea of getting an online MBA, but instead became a professor of literacy and cultural studies at the University of the West Indies.
"To think that a dog had more ambition than me!" Cooper wrote in a recent column in the Jamaica Gleaner
. "I decided to apply to Rochville for a PhD in chemistry. Why chemistry? Why not? I have good chemistry."
Cooper manufactured the following chemistry "life experience
" and "work experience
" on her application for a degree to Rochville, the reputed diploma mill:
being "good at chemistry in high school" and working for 20 years at a Jamaican producer of household chemicals.
Within 15 minutes of emailing her application to Rochville University, says Cooper, a representative from the online school called her to find out if she had a bachelors or masters in chemistry or just life and work experience.