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Getting 'credit' for what you do?
Posted 7/15/2013 9:16:00 AM

Ever since my first real full-time job, I've taken classes to improve my skills.

I remember the first non-school class I took was about time management. I learned some of my best skills in that course, simple tools that I still use today - list-making, prioritizing and lumping errands together geographically.

Along the way I've also been fortunate to be sent by work to some broadcast-industry seminars. I always come back re-energized and eager to try out the new ideas that I've learned.

One thing I never thought about with those seminars was getting college credit for them.

I just saw an article recently that companies like Starbucks, Walmart and McDonalds not only offer classes for employees, but a lot of colleges count the classes for credit! What a win-win - learning about the field you're already in, so you can advance your career - and getting college credit at ...

AUTHOR: Ellen Jaffe
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