DMNP?? What is that and why am I doing it??

DMNP or Digital Marketing Nanodegree Program. My life is busy, so why on earth would I decide to take an online Marketing Nanodegree? Let me tell you – I love being a graphic designer, but I want more – I want to be a part of the process from the beginning. What do people want? What drives their decisions? Where are they going to find the information to even make a decision? I realized if I could be part of the marketing process then I could be a better designer, really get to know who I’m designing for and why.

I didn’t have time to go back to school in the traditional way, family, work and life were unpredictable and I couldn’t always be available at the same time each week.  I searched on-line and asked around for recommendations for alternative ways to learn what I wanted – what I needed to learn.

Through my research, I found Udacity. They offer free classes and Nanodegrees. I had never heard of a nanodegree so I was curious. I could earn a certificate on-line at my own pace in a 3 month period in Digital Marketing. Not only that, I would get a portfolio to show future employers and help finding a job! After some research and comparison I knew Udacity’s Digital Marketing Nanodegree Program was the right program for me.

I was very excited to start and have to say it has been a great experience so far. I have a mentor who I check in with on a regular basis. He keeps me on track and answers any questions I have along the way. I know I made the right decision and look forward to where my Nanodgree in Digital Marketing will take me!

It all starts with the decision to take time for yourself, to make a change, or to improve your skill set. Check out www.udacity.com today to see where you can go next! If you accomplish one thing today…do this!

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