With all of the changes in life recently, I decided it was time to further my education. To expand my horizons! I was beginning to feel stagnant in my current position. For over 25 years I have been in the graphic design field, recently I started a new position in social media advertising and management. I am finding that I truly enjoy working in social media and content creation.

Being a father of 9, husband, fulltime employee and a freelance designer you can image that I don’t have a lot of extra time or money for schooling. I needed a program that wouldn’t require years of my life and that also wouldn’t break the bank! The ideal program would be one that allowed me to learn at my own pace, allow time for family, help me gain real world knowledge that I could utilize immediately and be cost effective. So the search begins!

I began doing online searches for digital marketing degrees and programs. Needless to say it was quite overwhelming the sheer amount of courses available. After days of researching reviews and programs, I was nearly ready to just give up and keep on the same old path that I am currently on. That is until a friend of mine on Facebook posted about her new career as a content manager. I quickly did a search on the responsibilities of a content manager and it looked very similar to what my interest are, so I reached out to her and asked her about the required skill and education for the position. She explained in detail and then led me to Udacity’s Digital Marketing Nano Degree.

Immediately upon reading the landing page information for the Nano Degree I knew this was where I wanted to be! I liked the way the course is structured. It is clearly laid out what we will be studying and the course covers key topics of interest like:

  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Content Strategy
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Advertising
  • SEO
  • Display Advertising
  • Email Marketing
  • Google Analytics

So as you can see, Udacity offers courses in all areas of digital marketing. I found Udacity to meet all of my required needs for furthering my education, self-paced, quality real world education and easy on the pocketbook! As I move through each section of the program it becomes more and more clear that I chose the right program for me. and my family! I look forward to completing Udacity’s Nano Degree and using the knowledge that was obtained to acquire a new position in the Digital Marketing realm. I would encourage others who have similar needs such as mine to take a look at Udacity.com, I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

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