Online Marketing Certificates


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School Surprises


"Teachers And Other Students Will Be Available To Help You...
I was surprised at the interaction between students. I never expected to meet or chat with other students, but it was required to do so, and it worked out well Although all coursework was done online, there were pre-set times for all the students to get online and meet in a chatroom, to discuss homework, or throw ideas around. The online teacher was always in the chatroom at these times to give you feedback on your homework." (Marketing manager; 2014)

Career: 6 years of experience, currently based in Missouri, female
School: Studied Business Administration at Kaplan University in Missouri; completed Bachelor degree in 2012



"Practical Instruction And Well Taught Curriculum...
I was surprised to find that Winona State University's program was so well-prepared and executed online. The amount of resources given to us through the classes we took were incredible. I probably learned more about my field through Winona than I did in undergrad at an actual face-to-face lecture setting." (Marketing and promotions director; 2014)

Career: 5 years of experience, currently based in Texas, male
School: Studied Sports Management at Winona State University in Minnesota; completed Certificate degree in 2012


"Limited Difficulties For Completion...
I was surprised that such a intense program could be completed online with few difficulties. Completing the degree was way more easy than I thought possible." (marketing analyst; 2014)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Wisconsin, male
School: Studied Marketing at University Of Phoenix Online in Wisconsin; completed Associate degree in 2011


"Learning Easier Than I Thought...
I was surprised about how much interaction took place during the informative chats and discussions. Both the instructors and students were very engaged in the subjects and it was actually much easier to learn in this environment than I first believed. The instructors were very willing to help all students and really wanted us to succeed." (Program Coordinator; 2014)

Career: 5 years of experience, currently based in Florida, female
School: Studied Library And Information at Florida State University in Florida; completed Master degree in 2010


"Lack Of Concern Of Honesty...
What surprised me the most was the lack of concern by my professors. By that I don't mean "they didn't care about me" but instead I mean that in general they don't seem to care. They don't care if you cheat to get through the class, it just surprised me." (Marketing Rep; 2013)

Career: 4 years of experience, currently based in Texas, female
School: Studied Busincess at San Antonio College in Texas; completed Associate degree in 2009


"I Really Like The Online Experience Of Class At Keiser...
I was surprised about how much I liked the online courses. IT was really very fun and a great way of learning." (data marketing specialist; 2014)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Florida, male
School: Studied Communications at Keiser in Florida; completed Associate degree in 2012


"Extensive Library Resources Available...
I was surprised by the breadth of resources that were available online through the university library. Even the most recent journals were available through the library system." (Program Manager; 2013)

Career: 18 years of experience, currently based in West Virginia, male
School: Studied Business Administration at Western Governors University in Utah; completed Master degree in 2010


"Easy To Plan...
I was very surprised how easily I became accustomed to an online program. The schedule that was laid out by the school made it easy for me to know what to expect for the entire course so I could plan for every assignment and there were no surprises." (Home worker; 2014)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in Illinois, female
School: Studied Business Administration at Ashford University in Iowa; completed Master degree in 2012


"Better Staff And Curriculum Than Expected...
I was surprised at the level attention the staff gave me, they were very attentive to me specific needs. I was surprised at the high level of testing integrity the school insured." (Marketing Manager; 2013)

Career: 4 years of experience, currently based in California, male
School: Studied Marketing Management at Western Governors University in Utah; completed Bachelor degree in 2012


"Abundant Amount Of Online Resources...
I love online learning. I was surprised at the amount of helpful information and contacts available to you. They offered a lot of links to websites that helped me with my online course work." (Digital Marketing Specialist; 2014)

Career: 4 years of experience, currently based in Georgia, female
School: Studied Marketing at Chattahoochee Tech in Georgia; completed Associate degree in 2008

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Best School Tips


"Get A Routine...
Get a routine that works best for you. Keeping a routine makes the coarse much easier to complete." (marketing analyst; 2014)


"Take Them...
Take them- they are super easy. I know that sounds terrible given my previous answer in question 12, but its the truth. Take as many of your undergraduate classes that you can online." (Marketing Rep; 2013)


"Stable Internet Needed...
Make sure when you go to do homework that you are on a stable internet connection. One time I lost a paper because my internet connection was interrupted." (Marketing manager; 2014)


"Set Aside Specific Times And Dates For Course Work...
If you are interested in online learning I would make sure that you are very disciplined and set aside a certain time of the day to sit down and finish your course work." (Digital Marketing Specialist; 2014)


"Read...
Read through all of the material that is available to you within the classroom so you know what to expect." (Home worker; 2014)


"Making The Most Out Of Online College...
Make sure you approach online learning the same way you would in a classroom. Do your work and don't slack off just because you are meeting in a virtual room. Make sure to interact with other students because their knowledge can be very valuable. Since online learning brings together many people from different walks of life, everyone has something to bring to the table." (Program Coordinator; 2014)


"Finish As Many Units As Possible Each Semester...
Take advantage of being able to complete as many units as you can in a semester, you can save yourself a lot of time and money." (Marketing Manager; 2013)


"Don't Hesitate To Ask Questions And Take Advantage Of Staff Help...
Take full advantage of the resources and instruction given to you. The instructors and faculty are extremely quick to respond to your questions and concerns. Don't hesitate to ask, as the instructors are always willing to help you with problems." (Marketing and promotions director; 2014)


"Communicate Frequently With Your Mentor...
Leverage your mentor to understand the university and learning resources that are available to assist you in obtaining the best educational experience possible." (Program Manager; 2013)


"Always Make Sure To Study Hard And Dedication Is Key...
Always put your studies first. Work hard and good results will come later." (data marketing specialist; 2014)