You earned a certificate! Now what?

Published October 6, 2017 at 4:10 PM PDT

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Some programs offer an intensive suite of career services. At Seattle University, the Web Development Certificate is a credit-earning certificate program open to both undergraduates and those already holding advanced degrees — as it’s intended to act as a career retraining certificate.“The explicit goal of the program is to equip adults with the skills and knowledge to get an entry-level job in the field of web development,” says Shawn Rider, the director of Web, Application and Technology Studies at Seattle University. “Since job placement is an explicit goal of the program, we do a lot both formally and informally to support that.”


My Start to Finish Review of the Seattle University Web Development Certificate – Weeks 1-3

Published September 29, 2017 at 4:09 PM PDT

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Since I completed the Bloc front-end web development online bootcamp, I have been looking for ways to take my coding skills to the next level.

I still had a lot of GI Bill benefits remaining (about 24 months) so I was interested in using them before they expire for me in 2019. While there are a very limited number of coding bootcamps that you can attend with the GI Bill, certificate programs at universities are frequently covered by the GI Bill. So I reached out to the people in charge of Seattle University’s Web Development Certificate program and learned that it was recently approved for the GI Bill.


Tips For Parents Going Back To School

Published September 22, 2017 at 1:09 PM PDT

Going back to school as a parent can be intimidating. When my son was born, I thought “I’ll go back to school when he turns one. Things will be easier.” Soon I changed it to age two, then three, and so on. Eventually, I got divorced and became a single mom with no degree after almost five years of being a stay-at-home parent. I finally realized that there was never going to be a “perfect” time to go back. As kids grow they become more independent, but they also have more going on in their lives. No matter where you are in your parenting journey there are a few things you can do to make your time in school a more positive, fulfilling experience for yourself while still balancing parenting and all that comes with it.