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New Program Assists Military Service Members and Veterans with Transition to Classroom & Workforce

Eight-week program launching in April offers SMU graduate, certificate courses DALLAS (SMU) – Military service members, veterans, and others can now enroll in a new program at SMU that aims to help them succeed in the classroom and workforce. The Catalyst Program at SMU, which welcomes its first cohort of students later this month, introduces […]

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Lauren LaRocca Receives UPCEA Emerging Leader Award

For her exemplary leadership of the SMU College Prep program and customized learning initiatives, SMU CAPE Program Specialist Lauren LaRocca will receive the 2021 South Region Emerging Leader award from UPCEA (University Professional and Continuing Education Association), the leading national professional organization for continuing education program staff. When Lauren joined the SMU CAPE team in […]

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SMU CAPE Graduate to Present at Big Design 2021

Shara Rosenbalm, a graduate of SMU’s User Experience Design Certificate program, will be a featured speaker at Big Design 2021. In her session, Crushing Constraints as a Marginalized Group, she’ll discuss how designers of marginalized backgrounds can reframe challenges in the workplace and take ownership of their careers. With a background in visual design, Shara […]

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Understanding the Future of Work

In summer 2020, more than 70% of prospective adult learners felt that their current or future employment outlook was negatively impacted by the pandemic, according to research by EAB. With so much personal and financial upheaval, adult learners are considering their options and evaluating how higher education can help them change careers, gain stability, or […]

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Three Reasons the SMU Paralegal Studies Certificate Might Be for You

Are you a legal assistant looking to expand your skills and knowledge? Or are you working in a different field, but interested in making the switch to law? The SMU Paralegal Studies Certificate Program is designed to give you a solid foundation of the principles and practices inherent to the legal profession. The program is […]

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Job-Seekers: Distinguish Yourself from the Competition with Continuing Education

“Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed by IBM said that they plan to take continuing education courses this year, while roughly 30% of Gen Z and millennial respondents surveyed said they will enroll in a formal degree, certification or badging program. Continuing education and skills-building has emerged as a way for job seekers to distinguish themselves.” […]

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How technology will be pivotal in the new ‘future of work’

According to a new article from HR Executive, technology will be the key for forward-thinking HR leaders to succeed in the future of work. The six imperatives outlined are even more important today than they were before COVID-19 and serve as a guide for HR leaders in ensuring an agile and perpetually relevant organization and workforce. […]

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SMU OFFERS ESPORTS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE

New program draws from Cox and Simmons Schools, delivered through SMU Professional and Online DALLAS (SMU) – SMU is proud of its history of developing courses that address student interest in emerging markets. In keeping with this tradition, The Cox School of Business and The Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development have […]

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SMU Joins 30 Universities in Offering Boot Camp Scholarships

Do you know someone who has been affected by recent job loss or financial hardship? SMU, in partnership with 30 nonprofit universities across the country and our partner 2U, is expanding access to our boot camp courses in Coding and Fintech through a $3 million Boot Camp Scholarship Fund. Upskilling and reskilling opportunities through these types […]

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Six Tips for Adjusting to Remote Work

  With many members of our community adjusting to remote work or school, we want to share with you some tips to help aid in a smooth transition. Separate Work & Personal Life – This can be especially challenging if you have multiple family members joining you in “staying at home,” but there are some […]

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From Contractor to Full-Timer: How Elaine Lagon Advanced Her Career with the SMU Coding Boot Camp

  Elaine Lagon loved working as a contractor at First Command Financial Planning. There was only one problem: she wanted to do it full-time. Though she was passionate about coding, she didn’t have formal training in advanced programming languages. When a full-time web developer role opened at the company, she eagerly applied, but a more experienced […]

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Bottle Rocket CEO Describes Leadership in Tech

  The era of Mad Men-style advertising – men in black suits, chain-smoking up ideas for a clientele we would now call old-school – much like the show itself, has long been over. The customer has changed, and with it, the way brands interact with those customers. “We kind of are known to be the […]