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Hot Jobs: Data Scientist

Posted: January 4, 2017

Big data keeps getting bigger. So does the demand for skilled professionals who can make sense of it all. Read on to learn more about data scientists and what it takes to do this hot job.

Hot Jobs: Instructional Designer

Posted: November 30, 2016

An onboarding video. A CPR class. A French course. What’s the common denominator? Instructional designers. Learn about these pros behind the scenes who plan, craft and implement learning experiences like these.

Welcome to the Gig Economy

Posted: November 1, 2016

By: Matt Youngquist

Tired of the daily grind? Looking to make a quick buck? In today’s gig economy, it’s easier than ever to find and land freelance and contract work. Even LinkedIn’s getting into it the game — see how you can too.

Hot Jobs: Software Product Manager

Posted: November 1, 2016

Like the captain of a ship, a software product manager steers a product from idea to market. Find out about this key role in getting a product to market and how you can get behind the wheel.

Hot Jobs: Paralegal

Posted: September 22, 2016

The Swiss Army knife of any legal team, a paralegal is known for being a versatile and indispensable team player. Learn about this in-demand role and how to get started in the field.

Explore a Career in Marketing

Posted: August 1, 2016

Social media manager, marketing manager, digital marketing analyst — these are three of the most in-demand roles in marketing today. Learn about these hot jobs and how you can get started in each.

Hot Jobs: Digital Marketing Analyst

Posted: June 30, 2016

These analysts use data to help organizations figure out the right message, moment and method to communicate with customers. Learn about this key role and the skills needed for the job.

Hot Jobs: Marketing Manager

Posted: June 23, 2016

Now seen as a revenue driver, marketing is coming into its own. Not surprisingly, marketing managers, the linchpin of the marketing team, are in demand. Find out about this hot job and how to get into it.

Hot Jobs: Social Media Manager

Posted: June 21, 2016

A social media post might be brief, but the effects can be huge. Viral. Incendiary. Explore the nuances behind being in charge of an organization’s social media and learn how to break into the field.

Hot Jobs: Business Intelligence Analyst

Posted: May 31, 2016

Like a good detective, business intelligence analysts pull together and examine data, looking to reveal the story it has to tell. Find out about this hot job and how to get started in the field.

Hot Jobs: Human Resources Manager

Posted: March 24, 2016

Part relationship builder, part business leader, an HR manager helps set the stage for employees and employers to succeed. Learn more about this key role and how to get started in the field.

Hot Jobs: Business Analyst

Posted: March 20, 2016

Business analysts are more in demand than ever. But what exactly do they do? A good business analyst combines strong technical abilities with stellar communication skills to act as a liaison between IT and other business units. Find out what else makes a successful analyst.

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.

Make an Impact as a Program Manager

Posted: December 2, 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.