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Introducing your new best friend, Lynda.com!

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Remember that time you were working on a project late at night and if you knew how to use the software correctly you would have been done hours earlier?  There is something on MyFairfield.com that could have helped you all along, Lynda.com.  This is a learning site that provides instructional videos that teach a myriad of topics. Whether you are learning how to utilize the animation feature in a PowerPoint presentation or how to better balance your work within a team project, there is a presentation for you.

So you are asking yourself, how can this help me?  Depending on your major there are areas you are going to want to know more about before you enter the workforce.  For instance, if you are a communication major you had better know how to create a website or a blog. You also are going to want to be proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (and really proficient, not just say you are). Luckily, you can learn how to do some of those things you might need in the comfort of your own room.  Lynda.com releases about 10 new courses a week to add to its already large 2,400 across a variety of categories not just technical.  And it is open for business 24/7!

Samples include:

Web Design Fundamentals with James Williamson

Dreamweaver CC and WordPress 3.8: Core Concepts with Joseph Lowery

Managing Your Time with Todd Dewett

Office for iPad First Look with Jess Stratton

Excel 2013: Macros in Depth with Dennis Taylor

Building an Online Community with Justin Seeley

QuickBooks Pro 2014 Essential Training with Jess Stratton

Up and Running with Bootstrap 3 with Jen Kramer

Video Script Writing with Rick Allen Lippert

Up and Running with Adobe Story with Jeff Sengstack

If you are looking for jobs and you don’t know how to use certain types of programs that are required for the position, this can help both help you learn the program or skill and help you to be prepared for your interview.  Check it out, you have everything to gain.

 

Cathleen Borgman

Cath Borgman

Director, Career Planning Center

 

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