Up to $100K Awarded in Adobe Design Circle Scholarship

Design Circle LogoHow does an extra $25,000 per undergrad year sound? Adobe is looking to award annual college scholarships to 10 students who want to enter product design or experience design-related fields, such as digital, web, UX/UI, or industrial design. Recipients will also receive mentoring opportunities and real-world experience with design leaders in the program.

The Design Circle Scholarship Initiative

In an effort to ensure young people have the opportunity to learn and express themselves creatively using technology, no matter what obstacles their economic or cultural backgrounds may have played, the Design Circle Scholarships is intended to help reach untapped youth communities and foster more diversity in the design industry. Through the Design Circle, 10 annual college scholarships of up to $25,000 per year, for up to four years or $100,000, will be awarded by Adobe to enhance the recipient’s undergraduate education and help achieve their educational and professional goals.

Of course, candidates from all backgrounds including, but not limited to, racial or ethnic minorities, females, those who identify as LGBTQ+, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. Students may apply before March 12, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. PST by going to myapp.iie.org/adobedesign.

Scholarship Webinar on January 16

On January 16, 2020, at 5 p.m. CST, members of the Design Circle will be hosting a live webinar on the Design Circle Scholarship. Find out more about the scholarship and suggestions for navigating the application process. Industry design leaders will also share their personal experiences, plus answer questions live. To register, visit event.on24.com/wcc/r/2151653/A191A847A79BF3780A97A421100DA3B1.

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The Design Circle

The Design Circle is a collaboration of design leaders partnering to create positive change in business, society, innovation, culture, and design careers. Included in the circle are Tim Allen, VP of Design at Airbnb, Khoi Vinh, Senior Director of Design at Adobe, Cathy Pearl, Head of Conversation Design at Google, Fura Johannesdottir, Chief Design Officer at Publicis Sapient, Yoojin Hong, VP of Mobile UX at Samsung, and many more. Working together, they provide leadership insights, valuable content, and advocacy on industry issues relevant to designers. The Design Circle also works to improve visibility of design as a career path and to provide opportunities for youth entering the field.

Office 2019 Certification Exams Available

Microsoft Office Specialist LogoCertiport recently released the new Microsoft Office 2019 exams, and we are excited to announce they are now available options for certification on campus, except for Outlook and Access Expert. Outlook and Access Expert exams will be released later this spring and will complete the Office 2019 exam offerings. As of January 13, 2020, we will no longer be offering the Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist (MOS) Certification tests. Continue reading Office 2019 Certification Exams Available

Update Your Personal Computers and Devices Running Windows 7

No Windows 7We’ve mentioned multiple times that Windows 7 will reach its support end-of-life date on January 14, 2020, and we have been making progress on upgrading all of our PCs at SMU to Windows 10.

While that’s good for us on campus, what about our personal computers at home? For those devices, you’re on your own, but here are a few tips for you if you are still running Windows 7 at home and are ready to upgrade.

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