Seven Networking Tips for online learners, from MIT and beyond - For working professionals and job hunters, building a professional networking has historically been a key selling point for investment in traditional in-person continuing education or workforce training. This focus on networking is not surprising, considering that 80% of jobs are filled through personal and professional connections.
Abigael Bamgboye knows a thing or two about how to succeed in an online course. Between completing a MicroMasters® Program in Data, Economics and Development Policy (DEDP), an MIT Professional Education Leading Digital Transformation program, as well as other virtual courses including the Part-Time YouTuber Academy and “Seeds for the Future” online program, she has completed over 800 hours of online learning!
“Asynchronous options open up learning to a much larger audience. Imagine having exposure to thousands of other learners, rather than fewer than 30. Or getting to learn from experts all around the globe. This brings greater diversity of experience and perspective.” -- Egor Matveyev, Sr. Lecturer and Research Scientist in Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management
What can we take away from 2020, a year of unprecedented challenges? With more time online than ever before, many professionals found new virtual opportunities to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their skill sets. As an online learning blog for professionals, The Curve did its best to keep up by providing insights from MIT faculty, instructors, and industry experts on topics from the investment boom in recommendation engine systems to digital readiness tips for distributed organizations. Here are the five posts that The Curve's readers cared most about in 2020:
Finance is core to all business operations, but it isn’t the sole domain of MBA graduates and Wall Street analysts. All professionals benefit from strong finance understanding and capability as they make decisions, manage budgets, and work to advance new ideas and initiatives across their organizations.