Professional Education

A Few Ways to Fall in Love with Learning All Over Again

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate and cherish the relationships in our lives that bring us joy. At SMU CAPE, we celebrate our love of learning as well as our wonderful instructors and students who inspire us every day. If your relationship with learning is feeling lackluster, we can help you fall in love with learning all over again.  

Matchmaker, Matchmaker… 

A great way to cultivate your relationship with learning is to start small and pursue what excites you. Learning is meant to be fun! Short courses are a great way to try new things without too much commitment. Do you want to learn Spanish or French or Yiddish? Maybe you have always thought about painting or singing? Do you want to discuss films or literature? No matter what you are interested in, there is a short course that is a perfect match for you! Our short courses are taught by experienced instructors who will be happy to guide you on your learning journey. 

Looking For Something Serious? 

Maybe you already know what you want and you are ready to dive right in. If so, CAPE offers longer certificate programs that will equip you with the skills you need to advance your career or even change careers. Do you want to add some design skills to your resume? CAPE offers both a Graphic Design and a UX Design certificate program. Are you a finance professional looking to take the next step? Consider our CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificate program. Do you work with data or want to improve your data analysis skills? Our Data Science certificate program or our Data Visualization and Storytelling certificate program are perfect for you. There are so many certificate programs to choose from, and we can help you explore your options. In addition to the career benefits, learning new skills will improve your confidence too.  

Let’s Go Long Distance 

Looking for flexibility? Or maybe you don’t live close to the SMU campus? CAPE offers courses online that are self-paced, so you can learn on your own schedule. Our online courses can help you prepare for exams, improve your personal finance, run your small business and so much more. The commitment is low but the benefits are high. Spending a little time learning each day can improve your motivation and mental health.  

Will You Be Our Valentine? 

Relationships come and go, but learning is forever. CAPE is here to assist you with all of your lifelong learning needs. Consider trying something new this February and explore our upcoming courses and certificate programs. Happy Valentine’s Day and happy learning!