7 Career-Advancing Free Courses You Need To Enroll In This Year

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With spring in full swing and summer approaching, you’re probably planning weekend trips or even a vacation (or two). I’m with you, but make sure you carve out some time to make sure you’re in the know. There is nothing more impressive than a Career Girl who values learning.

Remember, knowledge is power! So if you’re ready to step up your game this week, here are some of CGD’s top courses to take:

Programming: Harvard University’s Introduction to Computer Science

Are you thinking of starting your own blog or making your own website? This course will help you get familiar with HTML, CSS, and other computer programming languages in just nine lessons and you will be well on your way. (Every brand needs a fresh and clean website that is sure to impress!)

iPhone Apps: Udemy’s This is How You Make iPhone Apps

If you want to create an app for your brand (just like CGD!) then look no further. Udemy will teach you how in this five-hour course. Maybe yours will be the next one trending!

Design: Adobe’s Beginner Photoshop Tutorials

This collection of tutorials is perfect for beginners who are looking to learn the fundamentals of Photoshop. Pictures are rarely published without touch ups, so become familiar with the tricks of this trade so your pictures won’t be forgotten or glossed over.

Social Media: ALISON’s Diploma in Social Media Marketing

Are you interested in learning more about email marketing and the use of social media to market your brand? ALISON’s Diploma in Social Media Marketing will help you do just that and more by teaching you the basics of Internet traffic. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat are more than a means of staying up-to-date of the lives of your friends, they help business boom!

Networking: The Muse’s Become a Networking Master

If you find yourself going to networking events and standing on the outskirts of the room hoping that someone will come talk to you, then this course is perfect for you. Learn to let go of feelings of intimidation and fear, and embody confidence and communication skills that will make you stand out and be memorable.

Entrepreneurship: Stanford University’s How to Start a Startup

With speakers such as Peter Thiel of Paypal, Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn and Brian Chesky of Airbnb, you’ll get the scoop on owning, operating, managing and growing a company from the ground up. So for all you Career Girls who dream of being your own boss, this course will give you the edge you need to turn that dream into a reality.

Writing: MIT’s Writing on Contemporary Issues (Culture Shock! Writing, Editing and Publishing in Cyberspace)

Over the course of 32 hours, you will learn how to write specifically for online readers and develop your own personal voice through the use of modern and popular culture. You’ll be sure to get your audience hooked and keep them entertained.

There you have it! Let us know which one you plan on taking in our comment section below.

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  • Alina Ermilova

    Thank you so much for shring those! I bookmarked the post and will definitely try some of those courses!


  • Camille Beygui

    Awesome post

  • Elishia Chave

    These are such great resources, thanks! I’m going to try to do all of these :) http://www.englishgirlinnewyork.org

  • Paula Phillips

    Ive found a few on here that I’m going to sign up for :) http://www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com

  • Elise

    Thanks for sharing these resources. There are definitely a few of these that I’m going to look in to. X


  • The Sunday Mode

    Wow, looks like some great resources there. I’m bookmarking this page and will try to to work my way through your list of recommendations :)


  • Gemma Roberts

    Amazing post. Can’t wait to check these out!


  • Maggie A

    Agreeing with Gemma, this definitely is an amazing post! Looking forward to a part 2 if possible! :) xo Thanks for sharing.

  • Sophie Louise Buckle

    This is an amazing and very helpful post thank you so much for taking the time to share with us!!

    Sophie – http://www.sophobsessed.com