Free resources to help students continue to build skills during the summer

Monday, April 6, 2020

We know that many jobs, internships, and summer gigs have been postponed or canceled because of COVID-19. That doesn't have to spell the end of your summer career goals and professional development!

The advisers in Career and Professional Success have started to put together a list of free tools and resources you can use to build skills in three hot topic areas, Digital Marketing, Data Management/Analytics/Visualization, and Coding. These courses and modules require a wide variety of outcomes, time commitments, and skills you'll develop, so explore all of the options. We'll be continuing to build on this list and incorporate other topic areas for skills, so let us know what skills you would want to see added.

PLEASE NOTE: We've only highlighted tools and platforms that do NOT require payment or credit/debit card to access. Some do offer the ability to pay for a certificate at the end of the course, but payment is not required to view the material.

In addition to providing this list of resources, Career and Professional Success has also created a new FREE online Summer Career Academy. In this brand new six-week resource, you'll spend between 30-60 minutes a day building in-demand skills and completing essential career to-dos in line with the Wildcat Way to Professional Success. To see all the details, learn more, and sign up, visit unh.edu/career/summer-career-academy

Questions? Connect with us via email, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter! We'll be updating this list and adding additional tools, so make sure to follow our accounts and bookmark unh.edu/career

Digital Marketing

PROVIDER

RECOMMENDED COURSE TITLES

DURATION (If available)

Highlights

Google Digital Garage

Fundamentals of Digital Marketing

  • 40H
  • 26 modules
  • Master the basics of digital marketing
  • Certification included
  • Course accredited by the Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe and The Open University

Hootsuite Academy

Hootsuite Platform Training

  • 2H 30M
  • Boost social media efforts
  • Learn to use core Hootsuite products to their full potential
  • You have to pay extra ($99) for the corresponding Hootsuite Platform certification

HubSpot Academy

Content Marketing

  • 6H 12M
  • 14 modules
  • Learn a content creation framework for producing effective content on a consistent basis
  • Create and repurpose content that both humans and search engines will love
  • Certification included

Inbound

  • 1H 54M
  • 7 modules
  • Explore the foundations of inbound
  • Certification included

 

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

  • 1H 35M
  • 5 modules
  • Evaluate and improve your website's SEO
  • Certification included

Social Media

  • 4H 24M
  • 10 modules
  • Develop an engaging and effective social media strategy for your business
  • Certification included

EDx

Introduction to Project Management

  • 6 weeks
  • 2-3 hours per week
  • Course is free but $199 for a verified certificate (not required)

Alison.com

Introduction to Modern Project Management Theory and Practice

  • 2-3 hours
  •  Optional Digital certificate for purchase upon completion ($25)

Sophia Online

 

Project Management

  • Self-paced 
  • Free registration offer through July 31st
  • Must complete within 60 days of enrollment

 

Data Management, Analytics & Visualization

PROVIDER RECOMMENDED COURSE TITLES DURATION (If Available) HIGHLIGHTS

Office 365 Training Center

 

Excel for Windows

  • Self-Paced
  • Various modules ranging from basic functions to more advanced features

HubSpot Academy

 

Inbound Sales

Content Marketing

Measuring the Growth of your Contacts Database

Set up your HubSpot CRM for Growth

  • Depends on the course
  • Mostly concise, user-friendly, wide variety of subject matters
  • Some courses are quick tutorials, not all of them offer a comprehensive overview of subject matters

edX

Introduction to Management Information Systems (MIS): A Survival Guide

  • 6 weeks
  • 3-4 hours per week
  • Become familiar with the major trends in MIS and MIS infrastructures (Cloud, Big Data, ERPs, outsourcing) and how these evolutions will affect workplaces and business strategies

MANTRA

Research Data Management Training

  • Self-paced
  • 8 units 
  • 1 hour of work per unit
  • Guidelines to help you understand and reflect on how to manage the digital data you collect throughout your research
  • Has been crafted for the use of postgraduate students, early career researchers, and also information professionals
  • A certificate is available, but the certification is not free

Google Analytics Academy

 

Google Analytics for Beginners

Advanced Google Analytics

  • 4-6 hours to complete each course
  • You can use Analytics Academy to prepare for the Analytics Individual Qualification (IQ) exam—an industry-recognized qualification

Tableau

 

Getting Started

Visual Analytics

Collaborate with Tableau Online

  • Modules vary
  • 20 minutes to 2 hours
  • Learn how to prepare, analyze, and share your data with Tableau
  • Modules can be completed independently of one another so you have the ability to choose what makes the most sense for you

 

Coding

PROVIDER

RECOMMENDED COURSE TITLES

DURATION (If available)

HIGHLIGHTS

Codecademy

Learn C++

  • 20 hours
  • Full, comprehensive courses with accessible syllabi and easy-to-follow content progression
  • Follow the career path or skill path that aligns best with your interest
  • Includes a number of free courses from beginner to advanced coders
  • Offers additional features and courses with paid Pro subscription ($19.99 monthly), but this is not required to complete any of the free courses

 

Learn R

  • 6 hours

Learn Ruby

  • 10 hours

Learn How to Code

  • 20 hours

FreeCodeCamps.org

Certificates offered in:

Responsive Web Design

JavaScript Algorithms and Data Structures

Front End Libraries

Data Visualization

APIs and Microservices

Information Security and Quality Assurance

  • 2000+ hours of practice, lessons, and tutorials available (not required)
  • Offers coding practice and tutorials, project work to demonstrate growth, and certification programs
  • Portfolio tracking
  • Coding Interview Prep available resource
  • Certificates offered

Envato Tuts+

Modern Javascript Fundamentals

  • 7-8 hours
  • A number of coding course offerings available, free options clearly marked to avoid confusion
  • Immediately begin the course, all materials readily accessible
  • Coding lessons and practice for beginners
  • Other courses are offered, however, not all lessons accessible without payment

Learn PHP for WordPress

  • 2-3 hours

 

Amazon Future Engineer (in partnership with Edhesive)

 

 

  • Focus on supporting students with an interest in  Computer Science and/or Engineering students from “childhood to career”
  • Beginner-level Computer Science courses offered
  • Primary focus is for grades K-12