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This Is How We Did it: How You Can Fit Remote Learning into Your Busy Life

By Kate Whitney As remote learning and online courses become the norm, we’ve asked a few of our online program alumni to share their tips for remote learning success. They all have family obligations, full-time jobs and also a desire to enhance their careers, while feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Sound […]

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Diving Instructor Optimizes His Digital Skills in Online Marketing Course

Paul Nonemaker is changing careers and exploring career options in digital marketing. Nonemaker’s background is in mental health counseling. But after deciding to make a change, he enrolled in the UVM Digital Marketing Fundamentals Professional Certificate Program. The eight-week online marketing course covers everything digital—from SEO to paid search to email marketing. “I liked how […]

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Summer Drone Course Gives High School Students a Close-up View of UVM

A drone course at UVM propelled Griffin Bohan’s college dreams to new heights. The Brooklyn Technical High School senior enrolled in the Drones for Environmental Mapping course last summer as part of UVM’s Summer Academy program. The experience not only opened his eyes to campus life but also allowed him to envision what the future […]

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A Retired Dentist Explores Medical Cannabis Through UVM

James Brent is starting a new chapter in retirement. Once he retired from dentistry after 42 years in private practice, the Missouri resident enrolled in UVM’s Cannabis Science and Medicine Professional Certificate. Brent was eager to learn the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and dosing for medical cannabis. “I’m kind of an herbal hobbyist. I took some classes […]

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SEO Digital Marketing Training Teaches Best Practices to Improve Ranking

Are you interested in ranking your company’s website more highly on Google? While there’s no magic formula to search engine optimization (SEO) success, there are fundamental practices to help maximize your performance. Bill Rowland, former director of SEO at Trinity Insight in Philadelphia, is teaching  UVM’s Advanced SEO course. The four-week, SEO digital marketing training […]

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Former Human Resources Communication Manager Cheryl Dobbins Hege Finds Her Footing in Digital Marketing

 The world of marketing shifted right under Cheryl Dobbins Hege’s feet. Instead of relying on print advertising and television media buys to promote a business or event, marketers pivoted over the past decade to a more multi-channel approach, using everything from social media to display ads to SEO. Dobbins Hege, who is based in North […]

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How Do Employers View Online Degrees and Qualifications?

By Kate Whitney   A quick google search suggests that the stigma once associated with online learning or online degrees is long gone—a thing of the past. Whereas 15 years ago, the University of Phoenix was the recognized, and perhaps unfairly derided name in online education (as well as the implied target of SNL’s 2009 […]

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Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile Part 3: Avoid Common Mistakes

By Kate Whitney Something seems off. Your LinkedIn profile is up and running, you’re putting yourself out there, but the job offers and connection requests… are coming in at a snail’s pace. In Part 3 of our series, Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile, Heather Palow, M.Ed., ACC, Career Development Coach for UVM’s Master of Public […]

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Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile Part 1: Getting Started

By Kate Whitney LinkedIn has over 260 million active users per month, with 40% of those users accessing their profile on a daily basis. As a tool for making connections and showcasing the skills and knowledge gained from your education and work experience, LinkedIn is an incredible resource for building and growing your career. Heather […]

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Career Changers: Why Digital Marketing Is a Good Option

By Kate Whitney   A recent survey of 1,000 consumers between the ages of 25-44 by the online learning platform EdX found that nearly one-third of respondents (32%) said that have seriously considered a career change in the past year and 29% have completely switched career fields since graduating from college. The main motivators? More […]

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