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10 FREE Online Professional Development Classes from MSU

Don’t Let Downtime Keep You Down – Learn Something New Today

As members of this community and this state, we are fortunate to have resources, such as Mississippi State University, to help see us through tough times.  Many of us are wondering how to proceed and what the future may hold.  Many are looking for a new job and all are trying to make the most of the downtime.  Downtime does not mean that we can’t be productive and it does not mean that we can’t still prepare for the future.  MSU is offering free professional development courses but you need to register before June 30th.  Take advantage of a variety of professional and personal enrichment classes for free and in your own self-paced time.

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Free Online Professional Development

Mississippi State University Center for Continuing Education is offering ten free classes to help you take your skills to the next level. These free online self-paced classes cover a variety of professional development and personal enrichment topics that will give you the edge you need in today’s ever changing job market. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to develop yourself personally and professionally.

To take advantage of this opportunity, register by June 30.

Learn more about these classes or register online at:

Classes Offered Include

Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search

Learn to identify the job that best fits your needs and skills then how to land the job. The class will cover writing eye-catching resumes and cover letters, convincing a company to hire you even when no jobs are available, and selling yourself to get the interview. Learn more

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management

Learn how to become a more effective manager through learning the language of management. Topics covered include understanding the theories of motivation, conflict resolution and problem-solving, and implementing solutions. Learn more

Creating Web Pages

Learn how to design, organize, and create your own web site using HTML. Topics covered include getting started with CSS, creating a page layout, building your site, getting noticed, and more. Learn more

Creating WordPress Websites

Create a website without any coding.  Topics covered include getting search engines to love your webiste, making a user-friendly website, making your pages look great and more. Learn more

Personal Finance

Set clear financial goals, make the right investments, increase financial security, and be prepared to retire someday.  Topics covered include credit, the art of borrowing, living with a budget, and more. Learn more

Managing Customer Service

Being involved in customer service means you are an ambassador for your organization or business. Learn how to identify and create winning customer service. Topics covered include motivating your team, helping upset customers, customer service communication and more. Learn more

Individual Excellence

Master 12 career enhancing skills including goal setting, time management, personal organization, creativity, financial matters, and conflict resolution. Learn more

Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring

Working with a small marketing budget can seem like quite a challenge, but there you can use the same methods that large companies use without breaking your bank. Topics covered include creating a marketing strategy, getting customers to notice you, finding leads, targeting your marketing and more. Learn more

Keys to Effective Communication

Communicating with others well can help you build important relationships and connections. Learn how to communicate effectively and become more confident. Topics covered include building rapport, mastering motivation, group presentations, and more. Learn more

Marketing Your Business on the Internet

In this hands-on course, you’ll discover proven methods for establishing an Internet presence and building a brand identity. Topics covered include web site optimization, web analytics, online advertising and more. Learn more