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Securing His Future

Posted: October 11, 2016

Switching from film studies to the real-life drama of information security is a big change, to say the least. Read how Justin Brecese made the move with the help of the Certificate in Information Security & Risk Management.

Refreshing Her Skills and Revitalizing Her Career

Posted: September 22, 2016

How we do business is constantly changing. And employers expect you to keep up. Read how Niyati Desai used the Certificate in Marketing Management to get up to speed — and land a new job — after a taking a career break.

Making a Global Transition in Work and in Life

Posted: July 14, 2016

When Lorie Tais moved to the U.S., she already had a strong background in PR. Still, she knew landing a good job in a new country could be tough. See how taking the Certificate in Public Relations & Strategic Communications helped her make the transition.

From Translator to Localization Engineer

Posted: June 13, 2016

After working as a translator and English teacher in Spain, Keely Byron decided to take the Certificate in Localization to expand her career horizons. Read about her experience in the program and the career it made possible.

Getting Ahead of the Curve in Data Science

Posted: May 18, 2016

Keith Beggs was looking to upgrade his data analysis skills and earn a credential that would help accelerate his career. He found he could do both in the Certificate in Data Science.

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.

Certificate Programs Boost Careers and Confidence

Posted: January 30, 2014

While many of our programs appeal to mid-career professionals, some certificates are growing in popularity with another demographic: recent college grads. Hear how four UW alumni used certificate programs to get a boost in today’s job market.

Juggling the Demands of Grad School, Work and Life

Posted: November 7, 2013

Considering grad school, but not sure if you can juggle the demands? Suna Gurol thinks you can. Get inspired by the story of this successful alumna who earned her master’s while working full time, raising a child, maintaining family relationships and managing a few curveballs along the way.

Adding More Life to Your Work-Life Balance

Posted: October 4, 2013

As we tip the scales in favor of our jobs, work-life balance can start to feel like a thing of the past. But there are ways to add more life back into the mix. See how a group of grads from our Certificate in Literary Fiction gets their creativity on the calendar.

Tips From a Master’s Degree Student

Posted: November 30, 2011

Panelist Kate Weber, a current student in UW’s Professional Master's Program in Geographic Information Systems, knew she needed a career change when she was no longer passionate about her work. She reflects on her journey back to school and offers practical tips for juggling school with careers and family obligations.

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