Udacity is excited to introduce the newest addition to our School of Business: the User Experience Designer Nanodegree program. According to LinkedIn, User Experience (UX) Design is one of the top five most in-demand hard skills today, and a position as a Product Designer has been ranked one of the top five Most Promising Jobs. Thus, there is no better time to learn the skills needed to land a job in this field.
What exactly is UX design? Shuang Liu, User Experience Designer Nanodegree program instructor, and UX Designer at Google, offers a great explanation of the value of the skill:
Meet Andrew, a graduate of Udacity’s Front End Web Developer, Mobile Web Specialist, and Design Sprint Nanodegree programs. In 2018 he won a full Grow with Google scholarship in the Mobile Web Specialist track. He works full time remotely as a Front End Developer for a small company called Kynectiv, which helps clients implement simulation-based training. When he’s not programming, he runs a mastermind network for high-performers and blogs about personal development and travel. He’s a full-time digital nomad, based in Chiang Mai, Thailand at the time of this interview. We caught up with Andrew to learn more about this nomadic life and to answer the most common questions that he gets about his lifestyle.
What’s your travel schedule like as a digital nomad?
I like to really get to know a place when I travel! For two to six months I pick a “home base” and use it as a launching point to explore a region. I also think about what skills an area is best known for, and I’ll practice some of them for as long as I’m based there. For example, while I’m in Thailand I’m practicing Muay Thai, Buddhist meditation and Thai cooking. These learning “challenges” feed my curiosity and stretch my comfort zone. Taking these skills with me for the rest of my life is far more valuable to me than any souvenir.
According to Paysa, Marketing Analysts earns an average of $81,294, with top earners earning more than $106,818. As salaries in the field heat up, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the demand for marketing professionals with an analytics background is set to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2026, growth driven by an increased use of data and market research across all industries.
Today, we are excited to launch the Marketing Analytics Nanodegree Program. We collaborated with entrepreneur, startup advisor, and marketing expert Brad Batesole to focus the program on in-demand skills like data visualization, data analysis, campaign reporting, and more.
In this program, students will learn foundational data skills and gain an in-depth understanding of Google Analytics, Data Studio, Excel, and Tableau to analyze possible business outcomes, visualize and communicate findings, and produce insights that power business growth.
Jamaal Davis will be speaking at Udacity Festival 2018 about learning new skills, crafting your own journey, and advancing your career—subjects he knows a great deal about!
Jamaal Davis has always been driven by a strong desire to help others. He has worked on community outreach projects with disadvantaged communities, and taken on the challenge of teaching coding to teenagers. Now, after graduating from Udacity’s Digital Marketing Nanodegree program, he has landed an exciting opportunity to put his skills to positive use yet again—working as a Digital Coordinator for Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
We spoke with Jamaal to hear about his passion for social change, and how it has inspired his career journey.
Derek Kim’s career journey took him from economics to graphic design to data science, but it wasn’t until he discovered digital marketing that he found the perfect blend of analytics and creativity he’d been seeking. From that moment forward, it all fell into place for Derek—he enrolled in Udacity’s Digital Marketing Nanodegree program, built his portfolio, and landed an internship in New York. Today, he is a digital marketing specialist, working for an AI company in the medical field.
This is Derek’s story of how he found his perfect career track.
Learn to build dashboards, understand user behavior, evaluate campaigns, and drive growth, as you develop valuable expertise with the world’s most widely-used analytics tool. Enroll today!
The launch of Google Analytics in 2005 ushered in a new era of data sophistication, forever changing online business in the process. Today, it is the most widely-used web analytics service on the internet, and modern business success is almost unimaginable without it.
As announced today at the Digital Analytics Association 2018 Symposium in San Francisco, we’re thrilled to introduce our new Google Analytics Nanodegree program, built in collaboration with our partners at Google, and the data analytics experts at E-Nor. This program represents a unique opportunity to acquire indispensable skills that can be applied across virtually any industry, and in countless different roles.
As a lifelong learner, your journey of discovery is ongoing. To ensure you’re able to make the best choices to achieve your unique life and career goals, our Nanodegree programs are organized into schools that offer clear roadmaps to success.
Is there such a thing as too much choice? When it comes to learning, we don’t think so. But, having a wide range of learning options at your disposal can make charting your own path to career success complicated. Each of us brings a unique set of skills and experience to the table, each of us has our own unique sense of work values, and each of us aims to represent a unique value to prospective employers. But even with a clear end goal in sight, it can be challenging to determine what exactly you need to do to reach your career goals.
With 30 different Nanodegree programs available, Udacity offers a wide range of learning opportunities. But how do you know what to take, and when to take it?
That’s where Udacity’s “Schools” can help!