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Four Steps to a Career in UX

Texas just got a little bit hotter for UX designers. User Experience Design (UX) is one of the fastest-growing career paths in the interactive industry today. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in Texas, specifically the Dallas/Plano/Irving areas, UX careers are booming. Texas is ranked third in the country for its number of […]

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How to Prepare for the CFP® Exam – What You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam

Gearing up for the CFP® Exam can be a daunting task. But with the right practice, prep and persistence, that passing grade could be just a few steps away. What You Need To Know: The six-hour CFP® Exam is offered three times a year at over 265 testing sites across the country, according to the […]

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The Five Fastest-Growing Industries for Project Managers

Calling all project managers! Get that resume updated because your services are in demand. High demand. The industry is expected to add a whopping 22 million new jobs (an increase of 33 percent) through 2027, according to the Project Management Institute’s study Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027. “Demand over the next 10 […]

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What is UX Design and Is It the Right Industry for You?

UX Design: What is all the buzz about? The UX Design field has attracted a lot of attention recently. The salaries are high and the rapid job growth in the industry is expected to continue. Want to take advantage of this blossoming job market? Are you a creative individual? Do you have technical/software development skills? […]

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Three Steps to Demystifying Graphic Design

Demystifying Design  Are you considering becoming a graphic designer? Or maybe you are in a creative field and want to build your skills? Getting started in the design industry can be confusing, and you may have a lot of questions. Read on for a broad outline of the steps necessary to become a designer for […]

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Benefits of Lean Six Sigma: Maximizing Efficiency

Discover the individual and enterprise-level benefits of Lean Six Sigma, and how to get started on the path toward increased efficiency and productivity.

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The Business Value of Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

Discover the significance of Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training and its role in driving organizational efficiency and process improvement.

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What is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt? Organizational Benefits

Discover what a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt role entails and why prioritizing Black Belt training can help organizations improve process efficiency.

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Lean Continuous Improvement: Origins, Principles & Goals

Explore the power of Lean Continuous Improvement techniques and some of the benefits of incorporating Lean management strategies in your organization.

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What are the Differences Between Lean and Six Sigma?

The differences between Lean and Six Sigma vary, but their ultimate goal is the same: to make your organization the best version of itself.

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Meet Cristal

  Meet Cristal Mendez, one of our graduating SMU CAPE Graduate Assistants! Cristal has assisted our office with delivering test prep (SAT and ACT) and short courses. This May, Cristal is earning a master’s degree in higher education from SMU’s Simmons School of Education. Read more about Cristal’s graduate student experience here: What is it […]

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Introducing the Office of Global, Online and Continuing Education

In fall 2020, the Office of Global, Online and Continuing Education was created to oversee and advance SMU’s online and continuing education portfolio, reporting to the Office of Curricular Innovation and Policy. It is comprised of two distinct areas – a refocused SMU Global and Online (GO), and a reestablished  SMU Continuing and Professional Education […]