Google is giving away 100,000 scholarships for you to earn an online certificate in these three areas:
- data analytics;
- project management; and
- user experience (UX) design
Here’s the kicker: Google will treat these online Google Career Certificates as the equivalent of a four-year degree. Yes, the equivalent of a four-year degree if you apply for a related role at Google.
1. Data Analytics
Google says that data analysts can earn $66,000 a year (median) and analyze data and make data-driven recommendations to inform essential business decisions. The certificate provides the tools for “navigating the data lifecycle using tools and platforms to process, analyze, visualize and gain insights from data.”
2. Project Management
Google says that project managers can earn $93,000 a year (median) and help plan and oversee projects efficiently. Google says this online certificate focuses on “the foundations of traditional project management, while also offering insight into agile project management.”
3. User Experience (UX) Design
Google says a UX designer can earn $75,000 a year (median) and help create a simpler, more accessible and more enjoyable experience for users. Google says this online certificate provides “the foundations of UX design and research, building low-fidelity designs and wireframes, creating high-fidelity prototypes and testing.”
These online certificates are developed solely by Google and take approximately three to six months to complete.
There are no prior educational or previous work experience requirements. The courses are hosted through Coursera, which is an online platform. While Coursera charges a monthly fee, Google will provide 100,000 need-based scholarships to cover the costs. You sign up through Coursera to complete a online certificate.
Let’s make use of this opportunity during this COVID-19 period!