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Our work environments, how we look for jobs and the actual work we do all change regularly. To help you stay current, UW Professional & Continuing Education shares career tips and trends, development opportunities and more through our Career Insights articles and events.

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Turn Big Data Into Action
Posted: December 30, 2015 Calling all current and aspiring data professionals! We have a new degree for you. The UW has a new master’s in data science coming this fall – designed with working professionals like you in mind.
Turn Big Data Into Action

Step Up Your Career Game
Posted: December 30, 2015 By: Matt Youngquist Ready to boost your marketability and create new career opportunities? Check out career coach Matt Youngquist’s advice for adopting a growth mindset and the day-to-day changes needed to make it happen.
Step Up Your Career Game

Make an Impact as a Program Manager
Posted: December 02, 2015 Like the conductor of an orchestra, program managers are maestros of synergy, working to produce something greater than the sum of its parts. Learn more from program manager and certificate instructor Steve Grierson.
Make an Impact as a Program Manager

Why We Settle for Jobs We Hate and How to Break Free
Posted: October 24, 2015 By: Michelle Goodman Feeling uninspired at work? Miserable even? Take a tip from local career writer Michelle Goodman as she dismantles common reasons we stay at jobs we hate and shares ways to start making a change.
Why We Settle for Jobs We Hate and How to Break Free

Discover a Meaningful Career Serving Older Adults
Posted: October 24, 2015 The 65 and over set is growing. And so is demand for products and services that address their needs. Learn how all of this translates into a wealth of opportunities for you to build a meaningful career.
Discover a Meaningful Career Serving Older Adults

Job Searching Made Simple(r)
Posted: September 25, 2015 By: Matt Youngquist With some 50,000 job sites to choose from, what’s a job hunter to do? After testing out the top options for you, guest writer and long-time career coach Matt Youngquist has the answer.
Job Searching Made Simple(r)

Mentorship Today
Posted: September 01, 2015 By: Randy Woods Mentorships may seem like a thing of the past, but relationship building and knowledge sharing never really go out of style, do they? Dive into the why and how of finding a mentor with guest writer and NWJobs blogger Randy Woods.
Mentorship Today

Hot Jobs: Web Developer
Posted: September 01, 2015 Web developers bring ideas to life, building websites from the ground up. And in today’s digital world, it’s no surprise these pros are in demand. Learn more about this hot job and how you can get started in the field.
Hot Jobs: Web Developer

Tools and Tips for Better Work-Life Balance
Posted: July 28, 2015 By: Natalie Singer‐Velush How do you juggle the (often) competing priorities of work and family? Guest writer Natalie Singer-Velush, mother of two and managing editor of ParentMap, shares her life-tested tips and tricks to help you find your balance.
Tools and Tips for Better Work-Life Balance

Why It’s a Great Time to Write Young Adult Fiction
Posted: July 23, 2015 What’s more fun than reading young adult fiction? Writing it. Get an inside look at this growing segment of the publishing industry from YA author and certificate instructor Karen Finneyfrock.
Why It’s a Great Time to Write Young Adult Fiction

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