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3 reasons to earn a business and communications microcredential online

Professional photographer Melissa Whitney decided to pursue Oregon State’s online microcredential in the business of viral content creation to “learn more about branding myself as a photographer and exploring ways to monetize more of what I am already doing.”

 

The field of business and communications is rapidly evolving. Employers are looking to hire people who have the needed, relevant and in-demand skills to meet organizational needs.

Enter: microcredentials.

In a few short courses, you can gain skills in business and communications that demonstrate your proficiency in an area and earn a digital badge to signify to employers your unique skills.

Melissa Whitney is a photographer and blogger with an interest in social media who discovered Oregon State’s online microcredential in the business of viral content creation. Here, she highlights a few of the benefits she has gained from pursuing this business and communications microcredential online.

An opportunity to explore interests and stack

“With microcredentials, I can explore my interests while building a portfolio of various specializations. I can earn a digital badge or badges to add to my résumé … and eventually I could earn a certificate or another degree if I decide to go in that direction.”

Gaining relevant, timely and in-demand skills

“I am an avid social media user and blogger, so for me it has been exciting to learn more about branding myself as a photographer and exploring ways to monetize more of what I am already doing — all things I am learning about in the courses that make up the business of viral content creation microcredential.

“I have been pushed out of my comfort zone in multiple ways and have established some awesome connections. I have learned media writing skills, interview skills, research skills, marketing, and social media skills, and so much more.”

An affordable, attainable option to meet career goals

“Most microcredentials are just a few courses. The business of viral content creation consists of three courses and with my schedule, I can only take one class at a time. A microcredential feels much more manageable, and I can stop in and out as needed until I complete it.”

Explore a variety of business and communications microcredentials online

From content development to supply chain management to sports business, a variety of microcredentials are available online with Oregon State to help you stand out and level up. Find the business and communications microcredential online that best fits your goals, and learn more today.

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