There is something therapeutic in the ritual of buying new school supplies. If you’re busy “adulting” these days and feel left out of the back to school frenzy, I have some ideas that will not only earn you a fresh notebook, but will more importantly, provide you with some awesome professional and life experiences.
Whether you are looking to add skills to your resume or want to explore different career paths, there are tons of affordable classes both online and in person to help you achieve your next goal.
Here’s a quick look at my top pics:
Whether you are looking to up your digital marketing game, or start a completely new career in UX Design, General Assembly knows how to get you inspired and on your way. GA courses cover today’s most in demand skills from dynamic, industry professionals.
Course Subjects: Marketing, Business, Career Development, Data Analytics, Coding, UX & Design
Where: 15 worldwide locations and online
My London class picks:
- Social Media Strategy Mapping (3 hours £55)
- E-commerce Bootcamp: Content, Product & Digital Marketing (Full Day £100)
- Understanding Google Analytics Bootcamp (3 half days £200)
‘Skillshare is a global learning community for creators. Anyone can take thousands of online classes or even teach a class themselves.’
This is a fantastic resource for short creative online courses. Skillshare is one of the more affordable options I’ve come across to explore new interests or learn how to complete a creative task quickly. There are lot of free classes, as well as a deal on unlimited premium classes for $9.99 a month. My mind is always racing with new ideas, and this is the first place I go to explore without having to make a huge commitment.
Course Subjects: A wide spectrum of creative based subjects including Photography, Design, Business, Film, Gaming, and Writing (just to name a few)
Where: Anywhere! All classes online
My class picks:
- Productivity and Time Management (Free Class)
- Learn SEO to Grow Your Website (Premium Class)
- Intro to Web Design: Friendly Design for Startups and Small Business (Premium Class)
Lynda.com (from LinkedIn)
‘Lynda.com leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.’
‘Academy Class is the market leader for creatives and developers in the UK. With classrooms in London, Manchester and Glasgow, private bespoke training at your premises, virtual live-online learning and video on demand, you decide on how you prefer to learn. Market leaders in training for designers and developers’