‘Take a Creative Leap of Faith’ -Progressions

The following blog was orginally posted on PRSSA Nationals blog ‘Progressions” on March 11, 2014.

By Rebecca Shapiro, Director of Public Relations.

As communication students, we learn not only through classes and books bProgressionsut also through hands-on experience in various organizations and internships. However, these experiences can only teach us so much. It is time for students to take initiative and begin teaching themselves new skills they may be lacking or wanting to develop.

Netflix is out, Lynda is in

Admit it—we all love to binge-watch our favorite TV shows on those nights when we don’t have any meetings to attend or exams to study for. If you want to be ahead of the game, stop binge-watching Netflix and start watching Lynda.com. The website provides video tutorials and training on anything and everything creative. You can learn how to use Photoshop for graphic design work, learn tips and tricks for becoming a photographer, or even learn all about Google AdWords. The variety of courses offered on Lynda.com is endless, and having access is an incredible resource that young professionals can use to further their skills. Though access to the program costs money, many schools have university accounts, so take advantage of the free learning opportunity while you are a student. The next time you want to watch another episode of “House of Cards,” pull up another lesson on Lynda.com and get to work.

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