The Top Post-Grad Educational Opportunities To Consider

May 20, 2016

4:00 pm

The cost of higher education is rising. Even with college grads moving into the workforce in larger numbers, a good amount is still considering furthering their education. Still, where can we go when learning is still a viable option in our lives, without committing to the financial and lifestyle change that comes with entering grad school.

Here are some of the best post-grad educational opportunities to take on if you’re looking to further your education without the commitment of another round of university education.

Technical

Whether you’re a seasoned programmer or just looking to brush up on some valuable skills to make yourself more desirable to employers, there’s plenty of options to learn how to code. Here are a few to note:

Coding bootcamps are on the rise across the country and offer a valuable option other than committing to a full-four year degree.

Acadguid
Languages/Skills: Java, UI/UX Design, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, Node.js, DustJS, AJAX, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Mongo, SQLite, Hadoop

Bloc
Languages/Skills: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, database languages
Time: 12-40 hours a week, based on commitment level

Coder in 90
Languages: Python, Django, PostgresSQL
Time: 25-30 hours a week

Skillcrush
Languages/Skills: Photoshop, web design, web development, WordPress, Ruby on Rails
Class legnth: 3 months

Non-Technical

Coding bootcamps aren’t the only online supplements available for those looking to learn post-grad.

Lynda
Lynda.com is already a popular option for those looking to engage with self-taught or peer-led classes, but it’s businsess section is also a great alterantive for those looking to adapt new skills for their business. Whether you’re looking to specialize for a non-profit or a large corporation, Lynda has flexible options that work with your schedule.

Coursea
Coursea also has a broad selection of digital media-focused courses for those looking to gain skills while saving money. From analytics to digital media planning, these are good options if you’re looking to start with the basics and work your way up.

General Assembly: Digital Marketing
Language/Skills: Digital marketing, customer acquisition, measurement
Time: 6-8 hours weekly, but flexible

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Cameron is a tech and culture journalist, comic book enthusiast, and lives near New York City. A graduate of Stockton University, she's using her words to shift the world of online journalism, one byline at a time. When she's not writing, she can be found reading sci-fi novels, collecting succulents, and planning her next obnoxious hair color. Cameron is an editorial fellow at Tech.Co. Send your tips to cameron@tech.co or tweet @BlkGirlManifest.

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