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Python, Hackathons and Job Opportunities: Meet, Ravi

Ravi, an electrical engineering student from India, shares how the accessible materials on edX helped him participate in a Hackathon. I am a fourth-year electrical engineering student at IIT Madras. I wanted to participate in a Hackathon for the visually impaired that the university was hosting with Vision-Aid, so I took the Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python from MITx on edX in...

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25 May 2017
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2017’s Top Tech Skills For Getting a Job in Silicon Valley

Become the most wanted tech employee with our collection of online courses.  The technology market is becoming more and more competitive, and companies are on the hunt for employees with a specific set of skills. If you want to land that coveted job in Silicon Valley, you’ll likely need to possess one or more of the most in-demand skills required for the 2017 technology job market.  Below are the...

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19 May 2017
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Seeing a Significant Career Impact from a Microsoft Professional Certificate in Data Science: Meet, Harleen

Harleen, a data security specialist and consultant at Microsoft, shares how the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science helped her begin a new career in data science. Before I took the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science program on edX, I had been in the IT industry and working for Microsoft for almost eight and a half years. My work was primarily as...

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18 May 2017
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MIT Professional Education Course Helps Brings Complex Data Science Concepts to Life

According to industry analyst Gartner, data science, analytics and machine learning applications are “the engines of the future”.  Amazon, Netflix and Google set the stage, and now it seems every organization is realizing how the data we collect can be used to profoundly impact and improve an organization’s performance. The growing pressure for organizations to turn data into business value, combined with the proliferation of...

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Spreading the Love of Learning: Meet, Sonal

Sonal, a lifelong learner on edX, shares her passion for inspiring others to improve their lives and build a better world through education. I took my very first MITx class in 2012, when I had just turned 50. Since then, I have never stopped learning on edX. After five years of learning I have earned more certificates than my own age! Learning on edX has truly...

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12 May 2017
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Celebrate Earth Day: Learn to Save Our Planet

Happy Earth Day! For nearly 50 years, people around the world have celebrated Earth Day to support environmental movements and build awareness around issues such as climate change. The Earth Day campaign this year is environmental and climate literacy. In order to change the way we treat our planet, we need to be knowledgeable about the environmental issues we face today and the actions we can take...

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21 Apr 2017
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Exploring His Passion for Electronics on edX: Meet, Aritra

Aritra, 18, a high school student from India, shares how edX has given him the opportunity to learn about his interests and develop new skills. Since childhood, I have been fascinated by electronics. I’ve always wondered about the mysteries behind how they work, and why I can’t make my own devices. Due to circumstances, I never had the chance to learn more about electronics in...

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20 Apr 2017
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15 Tips and Tricks for Android App Developers in 2017

This post originally ran on Galileo University’s Android Developer site.  While you build your career as an Android developer, there are important things you should always keep in mind if you want to increase your chances of success. No matter if you want to make your own project or work for a recognized company, there are some essential aspects to be aware of while developing...

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13 Apr 2017
in Learner Stories

Myriam: Enhancing Her Studies and Choosing a Career Path on edX

Myriam, 33, a PhD student at the Institute of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tübingen, shares how edX is helping her while she pursues her degree. One of the main reasons why I started taking courses on edX was to enhance my experience in graduate school. I’m currently studying for my PhD in physiology, and I took Cellular Mechanisms of Brain Function...

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12 Apr 2017
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Nooree: Opening Doors to a Global Career in Supply Chain Management

We are excited to continue to share learner stories from the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters program that demonstrate how MicroMasters programs are helping people improve their lives and advance their careers. Today, Nooree, a supply chain planner at a fresh produce supplier in the UK, shares how the Supply Chain Management MicroMasters program helped her get a job in supply chain when she moved to a new...

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07 Apr 2017